Vespasian was a Roman Emperor from 69 AD to 79 AD. Vespasian had to lead Rome through a chaotic time after the civil war, the effects of Caligula and Nero. Vespasian had to restore the government, fix the financial situation and disciplining the armies. First repairing the military situation, Vespasian adopted a policy of not allowing noncitizen troops to serve in their original regions or be led by native commanders. Vespasian accomplished to get all the armies to accept whomever their emperor was even if they did not want that emperor. Vespasian was different from some of the past emperors because he did not have to fight to be the emperor, he basically had it “handed down” to him. This made him feel as if he had to show everyone respect because he did not want others thinking he didn’t “earn” the position. He kept none of Augustus’s ideas from his past ruling of the empire. He held the responsibility to maintain the census which not only allowed him to examine the resources the empire had for financial security, but also let him obtain control over the Senate’s membership. The choices Vespasian made never caused an issue with the Senate’s but rather than admiring him they just respected him. Seeing that Vespasian became emperor after Rome was basically in shambles, it is no surprise that the finances of the state were in dreadful conditions. Immediately he reimposed the taxes recent emperors had gotten rid of and invented new taxes. Vespasian spent the money on building new roads and even built the Coliseum. He was one of the only Roman Emperors to highly care about education. Before Vespasian came into office, Augustus made sure the frontiers were secured at dangerous points, but Vespasian wanted to make sure they were safe and secure. His best move for shortening one of the frontiers was into Southwestern Germany. During his time he established many permanent military posts for defense.Vespasian was a successful emperor but he was never favorable among the people.