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How Did The Roman Empire Rise

How did the Roman Empire rise to power?

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One factor is that there was a certain appeal to the benefits of being in the Roman Empire. Once absorbed into the Roman Empire, people enjoyed a number of distinctly Roman things.

For starters, there was Roman technology. Throughout their empire, the Romans built such things as paved roads, aqueducts, bathhouses, and advanced irrigation systems. Roman engineering was the envy of the known world and greatly improved the quality of life for those who had access to it.

People in the Roman provinces could also enjoy the protection of the Roman military. Rome was committed to protecting its territory. The power of its highly trained and well-equipped military attests to this. Being part of the Roman Empire meant that you were less likely to suffer a raid or attack from outside and could, therefore, feel safer overall. Furthermore, the military offered employment opportunities for provincials who may have been condemned to poverty otherwise.

Finally, the culture of Rome was very enticing to...

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