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Why Hollywood Resists Disruption

But he didnt bring the barbarian hordes to the gates of the great city. The barbarians were already inside, and they had been for years. In the preceding centuries, Rome had pretty much gotten out of the continue business of conquering Germanic tribes and into the business of bribing them. It paid this Goth to fight that Goth, or perhaps to govern a regional territory instead of torching it. Before long Rome had outsourced at least one-quarter of its military, and most of its borderlands, to the uncivilized and unwashed. By the time Alaric showed up, the leader of the Roman army was a Vandal. And Rome, for that matter, was no longer the empires capital. The siege was largely symbolic, and surprisingly little in the life of a Roman citizen changed when it was over. <br>Source:

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