Discuss the events that led to the fall of the Roman republic and the establishment of the Roman Empire.  Why did this occur?  Name the key figures involved in this transition.  Do you agree or disagree with Julius Caesar’s decision to declare himself to be the emperor, why or why not?  Given the internal turmoil and unrest, could Rome have maintained its power and success if it would have continued as a republic, or would it have fallen sooner than it did?

Your paper should be a minimum of 2 pages with APA formatting and a minimum of 3 references.