The sudden decline of population due to epidemic diseases was a factor to the decline of both the Roman Empire and Mayan Civilization. Decline of Roman Empire economy due to being too reliant on trade and commerce helped further weaken the empire. Also the invasion by outside forces exhausted the power of the military which was a huge factor to decrease the power of the Roman
As relationships deteriorated larger commercial farms had pushed the smaller farmers into Rome which would increase the number of the poor class citizens and slavery also greatly increased. The increasing social tension caused class conflict way greater than the one in Greek society. Over time the Republic declined because of ambitious individuals battling for power. Even when the crisis of the Republic was noticed by the Tiberius Gracchus who would make an attempt to redistribute the land, he was assassinated by conservatives. Then his brother, Gaius tried to introduce land reforms and extend citizenship but the Senate ordered his
More cities were ransacked by barbarians and the Emperor’s reign diminished. The Eastern Empire was able to thrive for another few centuries, until they eventually died out. There are many more factors that contributed in the fall of Rome. But political corruption, inflation and barbarian invasions were what did it. They’d cheat for the Emperor’s throne, decrease the value of coins and barbarians would take over their cities.
The drastic drop in population, created a dramatically increase in wages, a fall in food supplies, change in medicine, and an undetermined mindset of religion. As food prices began to drop, and the need for food supplies decreased, landowners where finding it more and more difficult to make ends meets. These effects led to an end in the once great manorial system of Europe, and adapted peasants from farmers to the urban life. Doctors treating the disease soon became infected, and killed off most physicians treating this disease. This caused an awakening in the medical field, as physicians where viewed as a failure.
Christianity grew during the Roman Empire because Constantine helped create the Edict of Milan, Constantine had imperial favor toward The Church, and there was trade routes to spread Christianity to different areas. Once Constantine became Emperor, he created freedom of Religion. Constantine was an influential role in the proclamation of the Edict of Milan, partially because he had converted to Christianity a year before the Edict of Milan was signed and agreed to. The Edict of Milan was a document, created in 313, that granted tolerance toward Christianity. The document had benefits for Christians, which legalized their
Muslims and Jews were forced to endure agonizing tortures and penalties when they did nothing wrong. They were either tried, tortured, or dying by the lots, so there was a significant decrease in population Spain. This reflects badly on Spain because it proves that even with these drastic and brutal measures, they were failed leaders who were incapable of managing their country. Spain also became financially drained from their conquests to convert people, and their economy was slowly declining due to a decline in trade and horrid leaders. Spain’s attempt for the prohibition of Enlightenment ideas also caused them to be lacking in technological or educational advancements, showing the unwise decisions of the leaders.
Encyclopedia Britannica states, “Probably the most regrettable effect of the conquest was the total eclipse of the English vernacular as the language of literature, law, and administration.” There were negative consequences to the invasion of England, including the ceasing of the speaking of the English language, the weakening link between Scandinavia and England, higher taxes for the citizens, and a large decline in the number of free peasants (Wilde, Robert). The weakened link between Scandinavia and England hurt England’s economy because of the decrease in trade between the two territories, and the higher taxes that the government gave the citizens made many of them live in poverty. The number of free peasants decreased because many of them were living in poverty, and became serfs to be provided with food and shelter, in exchange for their manual labor. The English language was originally used for official documents, but the Normans used Latin for theirs, resulting in a decline in the speaking of English for many years. While there were negative consequences of the Norman invasion, there were many more positive impacts on the English people.
When Hitler came into power in Germany’s democratic system of government was weak. There were people suffering a process of returning people to the place they were born and also returning refugees or military persons to the place they were born after World War 1. There were also lots of food shortages and very high unemployment rates which caused many people to starve and to be very poor due to having no job to source money from. The Great Depression had a rather large effect on the Weimar republic and this had an impact on the people and made them start to lose faith in the republic and this was because the treaty took most of Germany’s money and recourses. The German people were on food rations and they were in economic desperation and they
This downfall of society caused immense damage to the economy. As the population began to decline due to the deaths of all these people, there was a lack of farmers to plow fields, harvest crops, and produce other goods and services. This in turn affected the relationship of lords and peasants because the working peasants became more useful and in high demand; after learning this the peasants began asking for higher pay to work. This is how Europe was so affected by this plague, not only by death and disease, but in more questionably moral and economic aspects of
Diocletian caused Rome to split in two and in doing so had to create a bigger military this costs a lot of money, and therefore taxes had to be raised, this caused inflation, then that caused prices to go up. This all resulted in Diocletian to be hated. Later, according to http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/ancient-rome/the-fall-of-ancient-rome/ Diocletian tried to fix his mistakes by re-establishing a system calling tetrarchy,
Evidence of this was when war factories shut down because war supplies were no longer needed now that the war had ended, this left many people unemployed (Canadian War Museum). This shows that World War I was a means of income and jobs for many people and as it came to an end so did their career and wealth. Similarly, after the soldiers returned from war, they had no jobs. This was the result of Canada’s fragile economy, which had difficulty employing and supporting demobilized soldiers and left many people jobless(Reilly, Skikavich). The nation as a whole was upset with the government, as they believed that it was the government’s duty to find a concrete solution for this problem (Reilly, Skikavich).
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.
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
Increased mistrust was fueled by largely negative articles about enrichment of those involved in transplantation, fraud, misconduct, rejection of determining brain death and disruption of peace of the dead.7 After these scandals became widely publicized public outcry rocked the DSO. In a backlash to the transplant community, Germany experienced a 40% decrease in available organs.3 Donations drastically declined from 16 donations per million population (pmp) in 2010 to 10 pmp in 2014.2 These scandals have led to loss of public confidence in the organ transplant system. Now there are fewer organs available for transplantation. This loss of trust in the system while understandable has cause grave concerns for patients on the transplant waiting list.2,3 The potential result of this lack of available organs will likely lead to avoidable deaths in some of the country’s most vulnerable
These plagues lowered the population drastically. This loss of population made it hard to find laborers and soldiers for war. This caused the empire to pay Germanic soldiers to fight for them. The need to pay for troops created a large debt for the Romans. Another reason that led to the decline of the Roman Empire was their water source coming in through lead pipes.