Zhang Lu's Rebellions lead to the fall of the Han DynastyZhang Lu led a rebellion across 8 provinces of China. Within a year it was wiped out by Han forces. However througout the rest of his life he held several smaller uprisings. Even in mythology, he is viewed with respect and as a strong figure. Een after his death, his sons continued his work and in his name.
Crisis of the Third centuryIn 235 AD the Roman Empire nearly collapsed due to invasion, civil war, plague and economic depression. The crisis started when Emperor Alexander Severus was assasinated by his own guards. In the next 50 year period Roman Army Generals took power over all, or parts of Rome. By 260 the Roman empire split into three states, The Gallic Empire, The Palmyrene Empire, and The Roman Empire. By 275 the Empire was reunited by Aurelian. The Crisis ended in 284 with the ascension and Reforms of Diocletian.
Rise of the Hunnic Empire leads to fall of the Roman EmpireStarting arround 370 AD, the Huns started spreading through Europe. A very famous leader of thiers, Atilla the Hun, and his brother waged war on the Eastern Roman Empire. After the war, the Huns forced the Romans to sign the Treaty of Margus. This gave the Huns annual payments from the Romans. Even after this treaty, the Huns ravaged several cities of Rome.
Economic Depression causes the fall of the Gupta EmpireAround 473 Gupta entered an economic depression. The Gujarata whom Gupta traded with migrated and started adopting non-productive professions. Trade with the Gujarat eventually dissapeared. Near the middle of the fifth century the kings made desperate attempts to maintain their gold currency by reducing the amount of gold in the coins. This is called inflation. At the end of the fifth century Gupta lost control of western india, which took away trade and crippled them economically.
Invasion by the Huna People leads to fall of the GuptaThe last hundred years of the Gupta Empire had many factors leading to its fall. One was invasion from the Huna people. These people were from modern day Iran. They weakened the Gupta, but were not directly responsible for their demise. The military of the Gupta had been heavily weakened by attacks from the Huna. This made it easy for the Hunnic Empire to take out the Gupta.