western civ essay two Rome as a civilization

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Blake Cordell Western Civilization 21) What effects did Rome face as Rome became a world power? Select three: a) farming b) Roman government c) city-life d) attitudes of the people More Power or More Problems As Rome prospered as a world power, more and more problems seemed to surface. The fate of Rome was dependent upon nothing other than Rome and its people. Between the lack of food, selfish politicians, and the changing morals of the people Rome was faced with its biggest challenges yet. As the population of Rome increased food became a prized commodity, while farming became a land baron’s monopoly. With the growth in population came a growth in the mouths Rome had to feed. The government needed an adequate supply of grain products to both feed the masses and provide the dole for the unemployed. The farmlands in the southern portion had not fully recovered from Hannibal’s salting of the land. The shortage in food to feed the population forced the government to import more expensive food crops from the provinces. All of the
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