The Autopsy of an Empire project in AP World History: Modern involved meticulously examining the factors that led to the decline and fall of significant empires. The students undertaking this study dove into political, economic, social, and cultural aspects to dissect the internal and external forces contributing to the empire's demise. Through this analysis, students gained a nuanced understanding of the complex dynamics that shaped the trajectory of empires, offering valuable insights into the broader historical patterns of rise and fall.