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He did not try to slow the decline of the empire as such. He tired to prevent the reoccurrence of the political fragmentation that had been caused by a string of usurpers who were hailed as emperors by their legions and tried to become rulers of their areas. He also tired to make the defence of the vast borders of the empire, which had overstretched the army, more efficient.

Realising that one man could not control the empire on his own, he shared power. He created the tetrarchy (rule by four) which was a 2+2 system of government He appointed Maximian as co-emperor and put him in charge of the western area. Maximian set up an imperial court in Milan. Diocletian took charge of the east and set up his court in Nicodemia (northwest Turkey). The then created two junior emperors (he called them Caesars) to help him and Maximian who were then titled Augustus (senior emperor). The Caesars were given a portion of the areas of the two augusti which was troubled by barbarian attacks. One of them was given Gaul and the task of defending the sensitive Rhine frontier which was under continuous attack by the Franks and Alemanni. The other was given the Balkan peninsula to guard the Danube frontier which also often came under attack.

Diocletian's rule was autocratic. He put the empire under tight control by creating a large bureaucracy which took much of local administration away from traditional local administrators on his behalf.

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he sat his big but on the throne and watched his people suffer

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