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The Fall of Rome to the barbarians also started out as peaceful

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Submitted by Solomon2 (United States), Jun 15, 2016 at 11:11

The Goths were first accepted by Rome as mass-migrating peaceful immigrants on the borders of the Empire. These then revolted due to perceived abuses by Roman officials, then invited their barbarian brethren from beyond the border and Roman slaves to join them into an army.


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Daniel Pipes replies:

From the Battle of Adrianople (378) to the sack of Rome (410) to the Battle of Nedao (454), the Goths were anything but peaceable.

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