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Three Germanic peoples were allowed to settle in parts of the Roman Empire by the Romans. Other Germanic peoples and the Alans (who were Iranian speakers) invaded the Western part of the Roman Empire.

The Visigoths (Goths of the west) asked the Romans to be allowed to settle in the lower Danube River area of the Roman Empire to escape the Huns who were invading their homeland (Ukraine. The emperor Valens granted this in 376. The Ostrogoths (Goths of the east) came under the rule of the Huns and moved to the new Heartland the Huns established for themselves, the Hungarian plains east of the Danube. A Group of Ostrogoths, Alans and Huns crossed the river Danube and to settle in the Roman Province of Pannonia, on the other back of the mid-Danube (Roughly present day western Hungary). The emperor Gratian allied them to settle there as allies in 380. They proved to be loyal allies and defended the area from incursions. The Ostrogoths who had remained under the Hunnic rule, together with the Gepids, defeated the sons of Attila the Hun in in the Battle of Nedao (454) after Attila's death in 443and destroyed their empire. They entered into relation with the Roman and were allowed to settle in Pannonia to join the other Ostrogoths there.

In 292 the emperor Constantius defeated the Franks who had settled at the mouth of the river Rhine. Since the Franks were continuously raiding this frontier area of the Roman Empire, he allowed them to settle in the empire as allies and were moved then to the nearby region of Toxandria (Holland south of the rive Rhine and the present day provinces of Antwerp and Limburg in northern Belgium).

In 406 the Vandals, Sueves and Alanscrossed the frozen river Rhine (which was part of the frontiers of the Roman Empire) and invaded and ravaged Gaul. They then moved on to Hispania. The Vandals and Alans moved on again and took over north-western Africa, establishing the Vandalic Kingdom. The Sueves created their own kingdom (the Kingdom of the Suevi) in north-western Spain. The Alemanni of central Germany took over Alsace (in present day north-western and the area of present day Switzerland north of the Alps. They had already taken over the Roman territories in Southern Germany, which were evaluated by the Romans in 270. The emperor Aurelian probably regained some territories in the area, by it was abandoned for good in after the deth of the emperor Probus in 282.

In 411 the Burgundians established a puppet emperor, Jovinus, who became a usurper emperor in northern Gaul. They established themselves in an area west of the river Rhine. Jovinus was defeated by a joint Roman and Visigoth force. As part of a truce, the Burgundians were granted the land they occupied as allies. Despite being allies, the Burgundians repeatedly raided Roman territories. They were routed by the Romans and forced to move. They were resettled in an area which corresponded to the present day region of Savoy, in eastern France, where they established the Burgundian Kingdom.

The Angles, Saxons and Jutes from northern Germany and the Frisians from the north of the Netherlands migrated to England in waves and took it over.

In 411 the Visigoths moved from Illyria, on the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea, next to Italy, to south-western where they established the Kingdom of the Visigoths. They expanded into Hispania and by 500 they controlled the whole of this area apart from the Kingdom of the Suevi. In 507 they were pushed out of south-western France by the Franks who were expanding into Gaul and had conquered the Domain of Soissons, a Roman rump state in central Gaul, in 486. In 532 the Franks also conquered the Kingdom of the Burgundians

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