Climate Changes Linked to Fall of Roman Empire

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    Climate Changes Linked to Fall of Roman Empire

    Climate Changes Linked to Fall of Roman Empire : Discovery News
     
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    Was the Roman Empire a victim of climate change? | Need to Know | PBS
     
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    I thought that over use of LEAD caused the decline of roman empire ...
     
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    The Romans were minting "silver" coins, where they were adulterating the silver with lead, and it reached such a point that each Roman Dinari was more lead and very little silver.

    The US Federal Reserve (it is a private bank) is doing the same thing, by printing Dollar bills out of thin air.
     
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    Thundering out of Asia's Central Steppes in the year 370, the mighty Huns stormed into Europe, routing the Goths (Germans) of eastern Europe, the Slavs, the Franks (French), the Roman Empire, and many others.

    An eyewitness St. Jerome writes, "Oh wretched Empire! Mayence [Mainz, Germany], formerly so noble a city, has been taken and ruined, and in the church many thousands of men have been massacred. Worms [Germany] has been destroyed after a long siege. Rheims, that powerful city, Amiens, Arras, Speyer [Germany], Strasburg, - all have seen their citizens led away captive into Germany."
     
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    What you are saying is correct. Here are three important points: http://defenceforumindia.com/forum/military-history/65247-decline-empires-3.html#post976968
     
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    @blue @Simple_Guy

    The Western Roman Empire or WRE fell due to a number of reasons. Historians have not been able to pinpoint the exact cause of their decline. The Eastern Roman Empire(ERE) or the Byzantine Empire survived the carnage of the Huns,Goths etc while the WRE could not. Economic mismanagement,climate change,barbarians,dwindling population and shortage of food grains have often been given cited as the major causes why Rome fell while Constantinople(Istanbul) stood. Also a majority of WRE emperors after 400 AD were weak and incompetent. Often they ruled for less than five years. The ERE had the provinces of Egypt and Anatolia. Egypt was known as bread basket of the Mediterranean and Anatolia was famous for it horses. Also Constantinople was in a more defensible location compared to Rome.

    Decline of the Roman Empire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    I personally think that as the WRE had a smaller population compared to ERE, they could not field the adequate number of soldiers to defend Rome. The ERE had more soldiers and cataphracts.
     
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    Also I think @Blu is not talking of lead in sliver coins but lead poisoning theory that is cited as one of the causes of the decline of Rome.

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    Attila the hun burnt Rome along with ither tribes kike franks, goths, etc.

    They couldn't cross Chenab that is the reason for fall of Rome.
     

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