In around the third century, Rome split into two. The Latin-speaking West and the Greek-speaking East. The West had more demographic problems, so barbarians were able to ransack the cities. Rome, no longer fit to be the capital, was taken over by Visigoths in 410. More cities were ransacked by barbarians and the Emperor’s reign diminished.
Chaos probably ran rampant among Indian villages as many of its inhabitants suffered from disease. Native American society was probably more tranquil before it suffered from disease. A specific example of how disease impacted society can be seen when it killed over half of the Inca population and killed their dictator, Huayna Capac. This caused a war of succession to start and allowed for Pizarro and his small group of soldiers to to defeat the Inca. Spanish forces were able to capture the Inca capital of Cuzco which pretty much symbolized the defeat of a civilization that had around one hundred years of history.
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.
The most famous was by the gladiator, Spartacus, who captured, crucified, and defeated many Romans. The city of Rome was known for theaters, governmental buildings, theaters, amphitheaters, and great magnificence. Despite Rome’s superlative looks, it did have its flaws. Rome became very overcrowded, busy, noisy, and many robberies and assaults took place. There was always and separation between the poor and rich.
Led by a natural catastrophe which precipitated death and famine. It also was a result of the conflict between the government of the Xin dynasty and its people. As Joseph Tainter (1988) states, “single-event catastrophes, such things as hurricanes, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, or major disease epidemics, are enduring favourites for explaining collapse (p. 52).” In other words, a single-event can cause a societal collapse when the event is significant enough to destabilize the structure of a society. Joseph Tainter’s understanding of a catastrophe supports other theories regarding the flood of the Yellow River. In particular, the theory of Michael Loewe and his description of the crisis and conflict that occurred during the reign of Wang Bang in
There were three major battles of the Tet offensive that happened. The battle of Hue City was one of these very important attacks. The city of Hue was attacked and almost completely overrun. Thousands of people were thought to jeopardize the Communist control; this even includes government officials, and religious figures. They were executed in what became known as the Massacre at Hue because of this.
The San Francisco Earthquake killed many - over 3000 to be exact. Not everything is known about the Earthquake but we do know a small bit, from Art. Paintings, Stories, Films, Photos and more. From these we know about what devastation was caused by the horrific events of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. Two of the many ways we know about the Earthquake is “Comprehending Calamity” a Personal Narrative by Emma Burke, and “The Horrific Wreck of The City” an Eyewitness Account by Fred Hewitt.
When the victim is bit by the flea the toxins drain to the nearest lymph node and swells to a tumor or a bubo. The average time to die with the bubonic strain of the plague is twenty-three days whereas the plague bacteria can break out into the bloodstream causing septicemic strain of Black Death (historytoday.com).The septicemic strain of Black Death is far worse than the bubonic plague it spreads the bubos to other parts of the body, the septicemic strain causing the pneumonic plague therefore this strain is the most dangerous. You could breathe the air of the infected and be dead within two days (The Black
Military mistakes, natural disasters, these are just a couple of ways Rome began to fall. Rome was falling, the reasons why are natural disaster and diseases, military mistakes, and foreign invasions. Natural disaster and diseases were one of many reasons Rome began to fall. This is the most biggest cause of the falling because “The Roman world was shaken by a violent and destructive earthquake.” (Document F) This shows how natural disasters affected Rome. Diseases on the other hand “Decimated the population.” (Document F) Military mistakes had a role in Rome falling as well.
During the mid-fourteenth century, a plague hit Europe. Initially spreading through rats and subsequently fleas, it killed at least one-third of the population of Europe and continued intermittently until the 18th century. There was no known cure at the time, and the bacteria spread very quickly and would kill an infected person within two days, which led to structural public policies, religious, and medical changes in Europe. The plague had an enormous social effect, killing much of the population and encouraging new health reforms, it also had religious effects by attracting the attention of the Catholic Church, and lastly, it affected the trade around Europe, limiting the transportation of goods. As a response to the plague that took place