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Originally posted by ArMaP
Sometimes stability is not good. The human race needs something to awake their habilities, even if this something is a war.
The Greeks allready knew how to make steam engines, but they had slaves, so there was not really a reason to make steam engines.
The situation could be compared, maybe, with the current situation in the USA. In another thread someone was hasking "what has happened to the US culture", or something like that.
Originally posted by Blackout
As we all know, the Germanic tribes eventually toppled the Roman Empire.
A shadow of its former glory,[...] the Byzantine Empire at its height never lived up to compete with the Roman Empire at
They did not have a Renaissance where everyone thought it was cool to gain knowledge and set religion aside.
I Don’t think the Roman Empire was totally destroyed it became the Roman Catholic Church
Intelligence and science were making no advancements whatsoever.
Originally posted by nathraq
After the tribes began to unite( under the common name Alemanni), that's when the real trouble began.
Originally posted by AndrewxaniaAlso the Eastern Roman Empire (which became Vyzantine later) in order to get rid of the barbarian hordes (like the Goths and the Huns) bribed them in order to move out of its borders to the west.