Middle Ages: The Dark Ages

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In the 5th to 15th centuries, the merciless attacks from barbarians caused the Holy Roman Empire to fall, destroying the bond that held Europe together. Unstable without sufficient leadership or societal order, Europe resorted to rule under the barbarians. This fateful turn of events entered a new era of annihilation which led Europe into darkness for ten centuries. In a dark era, one faces fear, disorder and discomfort. The Middle Ages is best renamed the Dark Ages because the lack of organization created discomfort.

Great disorganization created by growing frequency of attacks and unfit rulers supplied darkness to this era.
After the fall of Rome, the population separated and various civilizations were created, but groups of people were
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This “stupefaction” of emotional pain may have caused a decrease in productivity, a loss of economical strength and a generally weakened workforce. Furthermore, this sheer pain that Agnolo decribes is difficult to imagine, and with this disease being so widespread, the majority of Europe felt this misery. If every individual in Europe was facing both physical and emotional darkness, Europe was going through a dark age.

The loss of order and emotional stability resulting from the Black Plague was a major factor in making Medieval Europe dark.

The Middle Ages is best renamed the Dark, referring to a chaotic and terror-filled time, Ages because of the absence of organization, substituted by discomfort. Without proper leadership to protect Europeans from widespread disorganization in their society, they were vulnerable to emotional instability and the darkness that came from this. Leadership is a crucial factor in a successful civilization because it prevents another civilization to rise to superiority, which would further immerse a larger group in darkness. One must question the authority of their own leader to prevent darkness on their own
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