When at war , tribes showed little mercy, killing many women and children. Shocking, right? Secondly cities shrank in size and population. The population mainly shrunk because of the many deaths when Rome was attacked, people also flead from the country of Rome when the attack was going on. Many people were also sick after the war
Harun Vemulapalli 5-24 Q3 Benchmark Constructed Response Prompt: Explain the effects of the Bubonic Plague on Medieval Europe The Bubonic Plague effected Medieval Europe in many ways. One way the Bubonic Plague effected Medieval Europe is that it caused one third of Europe's population to die due to the sickness spreading rapidly. For example, in Document 4, the chart includes, In all of Europe there were 53.2 million people there, but after the Plague, however, the population decreased about 30 percent leading the Post-Plague population to be 37 million. This piece of evidence shows how the Bubonic Plague effected Europe because it shows a serious decline in population which was 30% or one-third percent. The Plague spread rapidly by
Night: Dehumanization “He was so terrible that he was no longer terrible. Only dehumanized” (F. Scott Fitzgerald). Jews were treated so badly that they began to act terribly but eventually they reached the point beyond repair and it was all due to dehumanization. The Holocaust took place in WW2, it was a horrific event that killed millions of Jews. Many Jews were taken from their homes and were killed, or were treated less than animals until death of starvation or exhaustion.
The excerpt states that the outbreak of the plague currently exiles and imprisons the town of Oran, and its close gates recommended by government officials leave many people separated from their love ones and also leave a sense of imprisonment within the town itself. However, right before this feeling of exile surrender, people of Oran were living their lives as they normally do, pretending that nothing is wrong until the death toll of the plague victims spikes sharply upward leading to the closing of the town gates and quarantined. Father Paneloux, a jesuit has given a sermon asserting that the plague is a punishment send by God because the citizens has been sinful and scorned God. Like an occupied town, the plague makes Oran a microcosm of Camus’ absurd universe, which is a philosophical view that states that the world is absurd and meaningless, there is no God or cosmic order, and that human beings are doomed to suffer and die. The section I picked to work with is interesting because as a reader it makes you think or question the meaning
The Black Death The Black Death, also known as the Bubonic Plague, was one of the biggest pandemics in the world. It started to spread from Eastern China, to Europe in the early 1300’s, and it reoccurred multiple times during the years to come. Merchant ships and rodents were the two main ways this disease spread and infected humans (The Black Death 1348). The symptoms for this plague were extremely painful and death was the most likely outcome in most cases. Over 50 million people died.
“A forgotten plague: dysentery in Sweden, 1750-1900” by Helene Castenbrandt describes how dysentery was forgotten even though it spread throughout a region and caused the population to decrease at huge amounts. Dysentery was a plague that was caused by a bacterium from human feces being spread in food and water. The person with this bacterium would then have symptoms like mild diarrhea, severe abdominal pain and fever followed by death. Dysentery would kill the person slowly this would cause the doctors to not take much look into it and it ended up being overshadowed by another plague called cholera. This plague was also hard to determine the way it would spread throughout the region which caused doctors to question how the victims were connected.
The Black Death caused many of the government officials and political figures to become infected and eventually die. As more member of the government were affected by the plague, stability went to shambles because the government was helpless and had no strategy to deal with the plague's results. Physicians began to flee abroad to escape the disease leaving the people to suffer alone with no medical attention. When the government began to fall apart, foreign leaders began to step in and claimed power by setting up nation states that led to the powerful parties that controlled Europe during the
Measles, mumps, smallpox, and typhus were just some of the diseases Europeans were to bring with them to the Americas” (McDougal 556). Because of their lack of immunity to the diseases brought over by the Europeans, hundreds of thousands of Aztecs and other native Americans died. All kinds of diseases spread throughout the villages like wildfires and the rare few who weren’t affected not only had to fear for those they knew who were sick, but also for themselves and the possibility of them catching any one of the many diseases drifting around. The dilemma of feeling the need to care for their family and friends who were ill but also being nervous of that result in them falling victim to the deadly illnesses as well was an overwhelming fear that circulated the minds of many citizens. All in all, any survivors during the Europeans’ invasion into the Americas were
What were the repercussions of losing one third of the general population? The Black Death was an influential factor in many societal changes that occurred during the 14th century. These changes were the depopulation of Europe, reduced labor force, rising wages, and increasing slave demand, government fixing wages promoting rebellion of the peasants and other workers. Depopulation in Western Europe occurred rapidly as during the 13th century after the sudden increase in population the Black Plague infected peasants which were usually farmers and also made up most of the population. This infection and
The virus in Contagion was similar to Yellow Fever; it caused mass destruction and panic. Neither disease showed mercy. Frightened of the disease, people moved in fear for their lives. In The American Plague, all that was left of Memphis was the poor, who had no chance of escape. In the movie Contagion, Mitch Emhoff attempted to send his daughter to her mother’s.
When the soldiers returned back home after fighting the war in Europe, they brought the Spanish Flu with them (Bailey, Dickin). The Spanish Flu was a deadly disease which was a cause of great tension in Canada , as it killed 21 million people, 50 000 of which were Canadian (Bailey, Dickin). In the same way, this violent strain of flu wiped out whole villages’ altogether as well as forced more people to wear masks out of fear of contamination (Bailey, Dickin). Consequently, the spreading of the Spanish Flu led to uneasiness in
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.
The Bubonic Plague struck Italy and changed the people, their views on life and its purpose. Originating from the east, this disease was a killing machine for at that time medicine had not advanced to the stage that it has today. Almost a third of Europe’s population fell victim to the Plague. The Bubonic plague led to the death of many people, their family, after turning to god and religion for a while realised that prayer alone was of no help. The people realised that it was time they began searching their world for explanations other than the spiritual for human loss and suffering.
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
A former Africville resident, Eddie Carvery, states that “The hospital would just dump their raw garbage on the dump—bloody body parts, blankets, and everything” The civilians had no access to water and were forced to get their necessities from the land around them. Ambulances, garbage disposal units and fire trucks were non-existent privileges to that city. In the mid 1960s the city planners of Nova Scotia made a decision to relocate the inhabitants of Africville and have them spread across Halifax. City officials claimed that the relocation would help the racial integration issue; the Africvillians viewed the relocation as an act