The Fall of the Roman Empire vs. America Today Comparison Essay by cee-cee

The Fall of the Roman Empire vs. America Today
A comparison of the political, economic, social and cultural events that led to the fall of Rome, with the current situation in America today.
# 109658 | 12,871 words | 18 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 04, 2008 in History (Greek and Roman) , Political Science (U.S.)


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Description:

This paper compares the decline and fall of Rome with the current situation in the United States today. It examines the current political, economic, social and cultural situation in America and compares it to the circumstances leading to the fall of the Roman Empire. The paper also includes a brief history of the Roman Empire, followed by an analysis of the factors which brought its decline and ultimately its fall in the fifth century A.D. The paper then parallels Rome and America and strives to illustrate the similarities between the two superpowers.

Table of Contents:
Introduction
The Roman Empire: A Short Overview
Why Rome Fell
The American Empire, New and Old
Conclusions

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bartlett, Bruce. How Excessive Government Killed Rome. Cato Institute 14. 2 (Fall 1994).
  • Bellamy Foster, John and McChesney, Robert W. "The American Empire: Pax Americana or Pox Americana?" Monthly Review September 2004. <http://www.monthlyreview.org/0904jbfrwm.htm>
  • Boyle, Francis A. Destroying World Order : U.S. Imperialism in the Middle East Before and After September 11. Atlanta: Clarity Press, 2004
  • Eland, Ivan. The Empire Has No Clothes. The Independent Institute, 2004.
  • Faulkner, Neill. "The Official Truth: Propaganda in the Roman Empire." BBC Ancient History. <http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/romans/romanpropaganda_article_07.shtml>

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