The plague had taken a toll onto the population as it continued to fall until slowing down by 1352. As Molly Edmonds states, “ the workforce had been destroyed -- farms were abandoned and buildings crumbled”. This helps to prove that there was a major loss of population by telling of how there wasn’t enough people to even keep the building stable. The medical response to the plague was very little due to them not knowing much about the epidemic at the time. They had observed that people who were around the sick had often became sick also (Calliope).
Smallpox affected all levels of society. In the 18th century in Europe, 400,000 people died annually of smallpox, and one-third of the survivors went blind. The symptoms of smallpox, appeared suddenly and the sequelae were destructive. The case-fatality rate varied from 20% to 60% and left most survivors with disfiguring scars. The case-fatality rate in infants was even higher, approaching 80% in London and 98% in Berlin during the late
In 1845, Ireland was hit with a devastating blight that destroyed all of its potatoes and caused more than a million people to die of starvation and disease. The Irish Potato Famine, also known as The Great Famine, was a tragic time in Irish history, lasting from 1845 - 1849. Ireland’s poor was very dependant on potatoes, so the sudden death of the potatoes devastated Ireland’s population. Ireland got almost no help from Great Britain, so it had to help itself, but it did not have the resources to do so. The famine was caused by a combination of a population explosion, the tenant farmer system, Irish dependance on a single food source, the appearance of a terrible blight, British laws, and insufficient response of the British government.
Consequently, contrary to popular belief, tuberculosis is not as highly contagious as compared to other infectious diseases. Since exposure to contaminated air and prolonged proximity with tuberculosis patients dramatically increases the likelihood of infection, around one in three close contacts, mainly immediate family and intimate friends, and one in ten remote contacts of an infected individual thus became infected as well (Tuberculosis). This nature of tuberculosis often caused tragedies in households, killing off entire families at a time, since the most frequent visitors were relatives. The most famous example of an entire generation of a bloodline being completely wiped out by tuberculosis was the Bronte sisters. These
The Great Famine devastated Ireland in the mid 1800’s. At least one million people died and many more suffered due to poverty and sickness. The main factor that contributed to this event was the potato blight, which infected the potato crop and the Irish who heavily depended on it as their staple food. But what about the other factors? The blight was not the only factor that contributed to Ireland’s poor state at the time.
The army launched sick bodies over to the besieged in hopes of spreading the plague to the Genoese port (britannica.com). Genoese ships left for Europe, they arrived in Europe in October 1347 in a Messina port (history.com). This is where Black Death started the decimation of Europe By early 1340s, the plague had hit Asia, Syria, and Egypt. By 1348, the plague had hit North Africa, France, Rome and other major countries. Many people had closed up shop, priests refused to administer last rites, doctors refused to see people.
As the casualties grew, disillusionment began. The news of the Tet Offensive, was received with shock and unhappiness across the nation and started the biggest period of anti-war protests. CONCLUSION The biggest effect of the Vietnam War was the loss of lives and many more wounded. Both countries were ruined. More poverty, suffering continued for years afterward and I just think that when countries go to war, there is no winner because of all the pain and suffering that occurred during and after the
Many of them die because of starvation and by the ill treatment of the rich. However, near the end of the book, the poor people get the revenge and oppress the aristocracy. The peasants kill many of the rich through the guillotine and by imprisoning them. This shows the cycle of oppression and how it brings justice to the oppressors. In the beginning, the aristocracy oppresses the poor, but then near the end, the poor bring justice to the aristocracy by oppressing them.
This is, apparently, a role that is necessary to increase the birth rate of the republic that dropped below the zero line of replacement (p.113). The society in which this story takes place is one where social systems have crumbled, the failure seeming to have been caused by war. However, although all citizens have been robbed of freedom to some extent, and there have been many men who are executed (and consequently have their corpses publicly displayed) for “treason”, it is the women who were affected the most, and first to feel the changes. On the same day that the woman from the cigarette store disappears from the counter, and all women’s credit cards are cut off from their accounts, Offred is fired from her workplace, along with everyone else there, all women. Later, she is told by her friend that this is, evidently, part of a bigger movement: “Women can’t hold property anymore, she said.
When it got cold, the soldiers would take the warm clothes that the Jews had and to survive, many Jews had to steal from others. No Jew could leave this Ghetto and if they tried or did something else bad they would be deported. They would be deported to various concentration camps after going through and review. After a while, the Romanians started giving out fake reasons to deport the Jews just so they could deport them. The conditions and sanitary of the ghettos were awful and caused the death of many Jews.