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Unformatted text preview: farmers had to stop cultivating their fields because the taxes were so high that they weren’t yielding profits. Without money and crops, the population shrunk. The government was also forced to feed hundreds of thousands of soldiers, citizens and clergy which raised the taxes even more. This was too much for the peasantry, and their population slowly sank. 4. When Rome was invaded, the higher class showed no love for their country and fled. The lower classes didn’t try any resistance movements, but usually passively surrendered. The only time they would fight is if they were given a lead, but they would fight for either side. This shows that the people of Rome definitely had a decline in public spirit....
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2009 for the course HST 101 taught by Professor Pettegrew during the Winter '08 term at Grand Valley State.
- Winter '08