Fall of the Roman Republic Julius Caesar

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There are many contributions to the fall of the roman republic. Three of the main ones can be linked to the Actions and legacy of Sulla, Caesars military campaigns and Caesars dictatorship. The decline of the Republic began in the middle of the second century B.C. with political, economic, and social events. These events in addition to the burdens of civil war on Rome, lead to the inevitable failure of the Republic. The first contribution to the fall of the roman republic is linked to the actions and legacy of Sulla. Sulla had a high political position because he raised an army over the Italian rebels. Using his position he marched on Rome and had the senate outlaw marius. He then went east to fight Mithradates, an eastern king. Marius then marched his army to Rome and occupied it. He undertook a gory systematic revenge on his enemies. His death in 87 BC was the only thing that brought these postscriptions to an end . The senate then raised an army of Marius' veterans and outlawed Sulla in 83 BC, an action which almost certainly led to civil war. Sulla marched on Rome and won victory with ease in 82 BC. Sulla then forced the senate to make him dictator. It is because Marius and Sulla used violence to gain power which is a clear example of how the republic was steadily declining. Although Sulla retired and gave power back to the senate it was clear that by this stage it was the man with the best army was the most powerful. In effect Sulla officially removed the senate from the rule of Rome for the first time, yet he proclaimed that it was only a temporary arrangement to 'restore the republic'. "Sulla followed a career or self-advancement ...yet as soon as he had reorganised the government, he laid down his dictatorship and walked as a roman citizen" (Pamela Bradley, p. 98) When Sulla captured the city of Rome, for instance, he had all of his political opponents executed and replaced them with members of his choosing. The time of a popularly elected Roman...
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