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Beginning during the reign of Nero, and continuing throughout most of the Roman Empire, the comparatively young religion of Christianity was used as a scapegoat for various misfortunes and wrongdoings that occurred within society. This persecution, however, only strengthened the Christian will and helped it to develop into the religious power that eventually overcame the Roman Empire.

Christianity first arose under the rule of Tiberius, when a man named Jesus and his followers formed a breakaway group of J

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