The History of Byzantium

Why did the Romans lose control of their Eastern provinces so easily?

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Justinian II comes to power aged 16 and begins imitating his namesake in ambition and productivity. He orders campaigns in east and west, begins building and taxing and calls for an Ecumenical Council. All the while though his popularity  plummets.

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