As the Roman Empire, expanded, average Roman citizens came into poverty and the few who were rich had to help the others as much as they could. While this happened, they did not pay attention to what was going on outside the borders of Rome. “Barbarians” were able to come in and take Rome down from the inside out (4). When the Romans realized what was happening, it was too late to stop it. They did not have enough military to send because Rome had become extremely huge.
• The Black Death also known by many as the “bubonic plague” was a very dangerous and contagious disease that destroyed about two-thirds of Europe's population (20-50 million people) the outbreak swept through Europe between 1346 and sporadically until the late 1700’s. This plague continually hit Europe in outbursts for centuries. The Black Death was one of the most severe pandemics to ever hit Europe resulting in dramatic changes to its population, economy, religion, and society. • The Black Death was very dangerous as it spread all over the world and many people were at risk of catching it. The Black
Effects of The Black Death The biggest, most disastrous epidemic to ever affect Europe, and the world, the Black Plague, is also commonly referred to as the “Black Death”. The Black Death was an epidemic that killed an estimated 75 million people worldwide (Wikipedia). The Black Death lasted from 1347 to 1352 (Kishlansky 295), and had a lasting affect on the world. One-third to one-half of Europe’s population died from this epidemic (Kishlansky 295). People lived in fear of this disease that it would affect them and moved on with life with their saying of “live for the moment” (Wikipedia).
A lack of preparation cost a lot of colonist their lives. In 1609 some 400 more colonist arrived but that winter dieses and famine hit the colonist again during a period called the starving time. Colonist in Virginia suffered high death rates, which led to labor shortages in the colony. The majority of workers were indentured servants, people who received a free trip to North America by agreeing to work without pay for a period of years. Indentured servants also helped increase the population.
WHY DID THE WALL STREET CRASH HAPPEN IN 1929? The Wall Street crash which happened on 29 October 1929 was one of the most depressing events in the history of America. This happened because people lost their wages b 60%, 14 million people were unemployed by 1933, banks went bust and also US trade slipped from $10 billion to $3 billion. The Wall Street crash happened due to some reasons: one reason was, the Americans were buying consumer goods on credit, especially cars and houses they did this because, they didn’t have enough money, and therefore if they get the money they will be able to pay. Another reason was that speculation was rife, because people believed the stock market was easy so 20 million Americans invested but only 1.5 million people had serious knowledge of the market.
These workers were also crippled but enlightened by industrialisation meaning that again opposition increased. Because the government was putting as much money as possible into industrialising, wages stayed very low, causing many workers to live in horrific cramped conditions, which were prone to widespread disease due to the overcrowding. Taxes increased, worsening the workers financial problems and after being told that their hardship was to fund industrialisation for an eventual better Russia for everyone, in 1902 there was an industrial slump, which made it seem to the workers that their efforts were in vain. This increased opposition because the workers were looking for someone to
In terms of the reformation, amongst the most crucial consequences of the Black Death lay the changes within religion and social stance of the general populace, peasants in particular. Although it can be argued that the religious reformation took place nearly two hundred years after this deadly strain of the Black Death, it must be taken into consideration that the roots of the reformation lie in the consequences of this destruction, and the way in which Europe was rebuilt. Although this was not the first time a wave of plague had, or was to hit Europe, it was without a doubt the most catastrophic strain to have struck to this date. Perhaps the most prevalent explanation for the speed and far-reaching mark of the disease lies in the fact it had three separate strains, spread in different ways. Bubonic plague was the first to strike, which was spread by rats infected by flies.
The plague was so severe that it affected almost the whole sectors of life; including economic sectors, personal lives of people, and various others. The Black Death’s most severe affect was on the population. The population of Europe was deeply affected by it as there was no cure for such a disease. The reason the plague spread so wildly was because of the fleas and rats that carried it from one place to another in their skin. Within five years of the arrival of the disease, Europe saw 25 million people die.
The Black Death was a horrific plague that spread across all of Europe, and killed millions of people during 1347 to 1351. It is one of the biggest disasters in European history. It effected all aspects of peoples lives and the country they lived in. An Italian writer named Giovanni Boccaccio wrote about his experience first hand, which is when the plague was sweeping through Florence. I found his writing and thoughts very intriguing.
“One third of a country’s population cannot be eliminated over a period of some two and a half years without considerable dislocation to its economy and its social structure”[i] The Black Death brought about great change in Europe’s economy, society, and culture over many decades and even generations. Did the Black Death cause the Peasants’ Revolt in 1381? Did the plague contribute to the moral disintegration of European society? What imprints did it leave on European art and on the church at this time in history and beyond? In outlining the effects on economy we must look back before the arrival of the Black Death.