Rome in the 5th century A.D.

The fall of Rome in the 5th century A.D. was the result of many factors, including political instability and corruption, ineffective leadership, the widening gap between rich and poor, increasing taxation, and military losses.
What similarities do you see between the current state of affairs in the United States and the circumstances that led to Rome’s fall? List three or more parallels, and explain your choices. Be sure to discuss why your examples led to Rome’s fall, and how they could lead to a present-day breakdown. Feel free to look up more factors that may have led to Rome’s collapse, as scholars have suggested many.
If you do not believe there are any similarities, fully explain your point of view.

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