How Did The Black Death Change Society In The 14th Century

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In the 14th century, a contagious plague called the Black Death damaged society physically and mentally. After the Genoese were defeated by the Mongol armies, they accidently took germs of the “disease” and aboard the ship to leave. As a result, more than half of the passengers were dying slowly. This sight scared away those people waiting on shore to collect the goods because they fear death. Even though captains on the ships realized the mess they got themselves into, it was too late because the disease was spreading very quickly from one port to another. There was approximately two-thirds of the population killed in Europe. When the Mongol armies rose in power, they expanded trade routes for people to use on a daily basis. The trade routes

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