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Western Roman Empire

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Western Roman Empire

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(Historical Terms) the westernmost of the two empires created by the division of the later Roman Empire, esp after its final severance from the Eastern Roman Empire (395 ad). Also called: Western Empire
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Noun1.Western Roman Empire - the western part after the Roman Empire was divided in 395; it lasted only until 476
Roman Empire - an empire established by Augustus in 27 BC and divided in AD 395 into the Western Roman Empire and the eastern or Byzantine Empire; at its peak lands in Europe and Africa and Asia were ruled by ancient Rome
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After the collapse of the West Roman Empire in 476 A.D., Europe became unstable, and trade declined.