For example, TheMidievalEra states “The plague was not only end of men, but animals and harvest too”(“Death”). Even the people who were not infected by the virus, faced famine and starvation. Those that were not killed by the plague were still greatly impacted. When the population desolates, you can only expect the economy to follow
The drastic drop in population, created a dramatically increase in wages, a fall in food supplies, change in medicine, and an undetermined mindset of religion. As food prices began to drop, and the need for food supplies decreased, landowners where finding it more and more difficult to make ends meets. These effects led to an end in the once great manorial system of Europe, and adapted peasants from farmers to the urban life. Doctors treating the disease soon became infected, and killed off most physicians treating this disease. This caused an awakening in the medical field, as physicians where viewed as a failure.
The breakout of the Black Death was considered as punishment from god, but this essay will explore three main factors which create a specific circumstance for breakout and spread of the Black Death. The Black Death killed 1/2-3/1 population of Europe and caused a sharp rise of death rates, which affected European economy from different aspects. As economist Gregory Clark points out, anything caused the rise of the death rate increased wealth per head of population. It seems the Black Death in European set a good example. The improvement of Living standards in European during 1350-1600 attributed to the
The plague then went through Constantinople and moved spread throughout Mediterranean countries. From there, the plague spread further Europe affecting more countries. During several years, the plague made its way throughout Europe and affected Europe causing numerous deaths and depopulation. Europe Before the Black Death struck Europe, they were in the High Middle Ages (1020-1300) where they were prevailing in agricultural technology, but was inadequate for further expansion of its country. So, to provide the sufficient space of growth, the forests were cleared and made
The plague impacted parts of Asia today and people are being killed by the disease. In Surat 100 people died from the plague and that affected tons of people(“Plague 1”). In India 4000,000 people fled which means left their homes and go somewhere saver(“Plague Occurs”).The plague was stressful and still is now. There were tons of issues from having the plague and having the causes it also impacted several of people in different
The great depression caused a bunch of grief on the families due to all the events killing of their family members, separating families, and leaving them hungry. At this point of the Great Depression, many americans and others around the world thought that they were going to lose everything and the economy was never going to get better. The great depression also known as “Black Tuesday” started October 29, 1929, while President Herbert Hoover was in office. While in presidency Hoover only came up with hoovervilles to get the homeless have a place to stay, soup kitchens were thought of for the homeless to eat, and people also gave their scrap clothes to the homeless to have a little extra warmth during the cold weather. Hoover didn’t give anyone much hope on everything getting better anytime soon.
This downfall of society caused immense damage to the economy. As the population began to decline due to the deaths of all these people, there was a lack of farmers to plow fields, harvest crops, and produce other goods and services. This in turn affected the relationship of lords and peasants because the working peasants became more useful and in high demand; after learning this the peasants began asking for higher pay to work. This is how Europe was so affected by this plague, not only by death and disease, but in more questionably moral and economic aspects of
It was the Spring of 1348, and the citizens of Europe were malnourished due to limited food supplies for such a large population. This made them more susceptible to the outbreak of the Black Death. The Black Death originated in Asia, then moved westward into Sicily. From Sicily, the plague crept its way up through Europe infecting millions of people, in total killing more than one third of Europe’s population. In fact, over fifty percent of the population of Siena died, along with fifty percent of Paris, eighty percent of Florence, and over two thirds of Venice.
All throughout history, new political systems have risen out of the ashes of their predecessors, but all of these systems are destined to fail eventually. The Black Death was a deadly disease that spread all through Europe in the Middle Ages, causing destruction on everything, particularly the social order of feudalism. Feudalism was a system of loyalties and obligations amongst the different social classes that kept order in Europe for several centuries. The feudal system was reinforced by the beliefs and philosophies of the church as well as the laws created by those in power. The Black Death wiped out a high percentage of the population of Europe contributing to the deterioration of the ties that held the feudal system together.
During the fourteenth century, religion was one of the most important aspects of the daily lives of Europeans. When the Black Death struck, most people blamed the church for the plague because they had thought that everyone who sinned brought God’s wrath on humanity and their sins. Religious believers turned to prayer to be healed, however, when that had no effect, flagellation became common. The Flagellants were the most extreme religious group to emerge during the plague. Medieval people would walk the streets and towns whipping themselves and inflicting self-mutilation as punishment for their sins by imitating Jesus’ pain that he bore in hopes that it would put an end to the plague.
The direct consequence was immense population reduction. Additionally, trade declined as individuals avoided trading goods with a previously plague infested nation. All these aspects contributed to the reduction of Europe’s prosperity. In the medieval period, the plague was seen as an all-destroying. Through the loss of one-third of Europe’s population, a tiny pathogen toppled the region’s socio-economic framework, altering the medieval society forever.
Many of the serfs died, so the remaining ones demanded higher wages. More effects of the plague were, that the lack of customers started to drive down the prices of items in stores, this ended the crusades because all the soldiers had died. It weakened the church’s power because people started to question their faith, and everyone blamed the jews for it. Some long term effects were that wages increased, for there was a shortage in labor and land became more
In comparing to Black death and AIDS, both are epidemic disease, but the harmful consequences of the Black Death were in large scale in Societies and economies than AIDS. During the Black Death, food production collapsed because a huge number of farmers died which led to femine happen (Tignor). The famine caused the shortage of food and it helps to raise prices, work stoppages and unrest. On the other hand, AIDS was not that effective on economies like Black Death had. Even though, AIDS is a life threatening disease, but modern technology discovers the remedy of this disease which keep stabilize the AIDS in present day.
There were overbuilt railroads and companies had outgrown their markets, farms and businesses borrowed heavily for the expansion (P. 467). The panic also spread to Wall Street, where the prices of stocks fell rapidly. Investments were declined, and all consumer purchases, wages, and prices fell. The Panic of 1893 deepened into depression (P. 468). The depression led people to reconsider the roles of the government, the economy, and as well with society.