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    Posted: 13-Oct-2008 at 23:37
Suppose general Belisarius excepted the goths offer to become western roman emperor? what do you think would happen? how would history be affected? what would be the consequences?Smile post your thoughts and be realisticSmile
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote es_bih Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14-Oct-2008 at 03:03
I do not think it would have changed anything in the West that drastically. The Eastern Emperor received the Imperial regalia decades before Belisarius came on the scene, and saw himself the real and only Roman Emperor when it comes to political theory. In realpolitik Belisarius was loyal, but aside from that a smart statesman and general who understood that the West was bankrupt and there was not much that could have been done having a split throne. The economy was in shambles following a series of devastating campaigns in Italy. Belisarius would have taken way too much of a defecit to maintain and the Goths would of course want to play a political role in this new iteration of the Western Imperial post, too. Also, while Justinian strained resources to support all these grand projects of his own architectural and military wise, the Empire was still standing on strong legs with Justinian at the helm and Belisarius would have feared a very strong reprisal from him.

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Perhaps keep in mind all the loot Belisarius would get from his gothic subjects and with the west and all the other territory the goths had Justinains dream is realized and with Belisarius loyal to him he still has a lot of power over the west and the goths would probably realize that the roman troops that were loyal to Belisarius had easily beaten them several times and of course Justinian wouldn't be eager to face veteran romans and ferocious goths under the command of Belisarius. 



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Loot won't fix a dwindling population and destroyed agricultural infrastructure.

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Yes but you can use it as money


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I thought from the thread title that you were considering leaving us for richer pastures. I'm relieved.
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Really you'd miss me? wow I'm touched but even if I left where would I find a pasture greener than this one?


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