The Fall of the Roman Empire: Accepting Barbarians
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The Roman Senate debates whether or not to accept the Barbarians into Roman society. The senators in favor of the decision feel that accepting Barbarians will make their society grow even stronger. The senators against the decision believe that the Barbarians will still not be loyal to Roman society. Caesar's decision to accept the Barbarians into Rome is made with the expectation that they will be loyal to Rome.

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  1. Why does the first senator argue against the acceptance of barbarians?
  2. Why does the second senator argue in favor of accepting barbarians?

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  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    identify major causes and describe the major effects of the following events from 500 BC to AD 600: ...
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    compare the factors that led to the collapse of Rome and Han China.

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