The financial situation of the empire forced the Frankish king to provide for himself and very little money was left over to contribute to the funding of the empire as well as the military soldier.
Charles Martel solved this problem by giving a portion of land to a "vassal", a soldier, in exchange for an oath of lifelong duty... Showed first 250 characters
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When the soldier could no longer serve, his land was given to someone else that swore an oath of service. Charles' son, Charlemagne, further implemented that if the portion of land was to small, a few landowners could gather as a team and supply the empire with one soldier... Showed next 250 characters
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Fall of Roman Empire
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The Fall of The Western Roman Empire
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The Roman Empire
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The Roman Empire
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The Roman War
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By 800 Charlemagne was the undisputed ruler of Western Europe. His vast kingdom included France, Switzerland, Belgium, and The Netherlands. It included half of Italy and Germany, and parts of Austria and Spain...