The Fall of the Roman Republic
Politically, the government did not change to suit the expanding of Rome. The economic changes were that poor farmers could not afford anymore to compete with the estates run by slaves, so they sold their land to the rich. Most became urban poor, which meant they were homeless and jobless, and that the government gave them food. Social changes were that the expansion widened the gap between the rich and the poor.
Not only was the situation unfair, but the lack of care for all citizens increased the separation of classes.
This led to misunderstanding between the two parties and later a civil war which ended in the loss of many innocent lives (Beard 1).
Beard, M. “The Fall of the Roman Republic”. 2010 – January 9, 2010.
Smith, R. “The Fall of the Roman Republic.2009” – January 9, 2010. Web.