Home      Discussion      Topics      Dictionary      Almanac
Signup       Login
Decline of the Roman Empire

Decline of the Roman Empire

 
What impact did the fall of the Roman Empire have on Western Europe?
 
Posts  1 - 4  of  4
Decline of the Roman Empire discussion
 
abresnahan16
10/21/08
What impact did the fall of the Roman Empire have on Western Europe?
           
 
ulthuannl
06/29/09
replied to: abresnahan16
Well, chaos mostly. After centuries of relative peace and civilisation, the tribes in Western Europe went back to their old ''barbaric'' ways of living. This wouldn't change until about 600-800 A.D. when most tribes were converted to the Christian faith, thus starting the Middle Ages.
           
 
vernonjacob1
07/01/09
replied to: abresnahan16
I need to know the answer
           
 
Stilicho
02/22/10
replied to: abresnahan16
Huge impact under all points of view.

The fall of the Roman Empire brought about the formation of the barbaric kingdoms in most of the western part of Europe:
- Kingdom of Suebes in the North-West of Spain.
- Kingdom of Visigoths in Spain and in the southern part of France.
- Kingdom of Franchs in the Northen part of France.
- Kingdom of Siagrius, in the Western part of France, formally subjected to the Eastern Roman Empire.
- Kingdom of Burgunds, in the current Swizterland and Rhone-Alpes.
- A confederation of saxon kingdoms in England, fighting against some celtic tribes.
- Kingdom of Vandals in Africa.
- Kingdom of Alamans in Worms.
- Kingdom of Italy, a strange coexistence of romans and goths.
- Kingdom of Gepids in Hungary.
- Kingdom of Longobardians in Czech Republic.

New masters dominated the political scenary; the uncertainty reigned throughout the old empire; many wars broke out between the barbaric states (Visigoths vs Franchs; Franchs vs Alamans; Alamans vs Burgunds; Longobardians vs Gepids; Byzantines vs Goths), worsening the economies of many regions. Population decreased. The role of the Church became more important, in a contest in which the secular power was weak. The public infrastructures were ruined. The european commerce was interrupted and everything was driven apart.


The medieval era had started