The men who followed Aurelian before Diocletian arrives barely kept Rome's ship afloat, and only continued the Crisis of the Third Century.
Emperor Aurelian is best known for his success reuniting the Roman Empire. But how did he do it, when all others who tried failed?
For a so-called Gallic Empire splitting from Rome, it's still very Roman. Also, the Palmyrene Empire is also trying to split from Rome itself.
The Crisis of the Third Century, Rome’s top inner struggle at this point, starts with Severus Alexander’s loss to the Sassanids, and Maximinus Thrax‘s bloody rule.