Rome: The Rise And Fall Of Rome

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Rome is defined as the largest city in Italy and the time of the Republic and Empire was one of the world's greatest centers of architecture, government, and religion. Rome was discovered in 753 B.C by Romulus and although is has been through times of expansion and decline, Rome has never entirely fell, it merely evolved and spread throughout the whole world.
One part of the definition states that Rome had a very distinct government during both the time of the Republic and the Empire. Many countries today are ruled like the Republic but the United States is a great example. The United States has an Executive branch, Legislative branch and Judicial branch of government which was an idea created in the Republic. The executive branch was monarchical
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The Roman empire had expert engineers and tremendous builders. One of the greatest architectural advancements was the arch. Because of the arch, domes, barrel vaults, groin vaults, cross vaults, pointed arches, flying buttresses and many other ideas were created. Most of these materials were made out of concrete which was also first used by the Romans because of its practicality. All these amazing architectural innovations became widespread throughout the whole world, and many major places in America, Asia, Australia, and Europe now use these ideas that were first discovered in Rome. Some of the most infamous structures such as the Burj Khalifa, Panama Canal and Hoover Dam located on continents such as Asia and America would not have been made possible without concrete. Some other famous structures that originated from Roman ideas are the Gateway Arch, The Arc De Triumph and the India Gate. All these famous building and many more architectural designs would not have been possible if it was not for the architectural influence of Rome. This shows how the Roman empire has extended to all parts of the Earth in modern …show more content…
At first, people mostly believed in Roman gods and there was a minimal amount who believed in Judaism or Christianity and these people suffered and were killed because they challenged common beliefs. This is very similar to many cases throughout the world such as the Holocaust and and not long ago the killings that occurred in Sudan. However, there are also many places that people are able to freely follow any religion such as many countries in Europe, America and Asia. This was also the case in the Roman Republic when Constantine was the first emperor to convert to Christianity. Furthermore, the religious beliefs in the modern world are similar to both the Republic and Empire based on which country one looks

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