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(T) Rome never fell or died or dissipated it simply evolved into a different place geographically, politically, and culturally because of the ongoing attacks of outside forces and the loss of the eastern half of the empire. (A) The fact that Rome is not a living breathing thing goes to show that there is no way if could ever die. (B) We can demonstrate that Rome never fell because the culture of Rome still exists and even a small piece of the empire still does. ( C ) Since Rome has been established it has always gone through metamorphosis in all aspects of it but just because the empire became smaller does not mean it died, it's just another phase Rome experienced. (A) If one is never born then one can also never dies. (A1) One way to prove that Rome never collapsed is by looking at how other cultures to this day show similar characteristics with Rome, such as paintings, architecture , and government. (A2) The senate and form of government Rome used is being used by the United States because we too have a senate like Rome did. (A3) Perhaps the most noticeable thing in our day that lets us see Rome as it was is the Roman Catholic Church which Rome implemented into their culture and is still the biggest Christian religion around the world. (B) Romes culture and language influences are still thriving in this day and age. (B1) If a person speaks Spanish, Portuguese, Italian or Romanian then they speak a language that came from Rome. ( B2) A big point to be made about Romes existence is simply that the city of Rome still exists in Italy and is the capitol of the country. (B3) Romes aqueducts, monuments and places of worship still exist and are prized pieces of history that are still standing, paintings from that time are still beautiful and vibrant so if the statement that Rome fell were true these pieces of history would surely be…...

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