They were a more isolated human, so when the Europeans came and took over there immune systems were not at all prepared to face and fight back al;l the diseases that came there way. The European diseases were communicable and that therefore caused these illnesses to move faster and to cause death tolls to rise even faster than ever before. In some cases Indians were infected severely before even coming into direct association with the Europeans. The one disease that really got the Indians by the neck was smallpox. This disease killed tens of thousands of Indians in the New World.
WHAT IS IT PART Well the black death is one of the most devastating pandemics in human history, a plague that swept through Europe and Asia which killed millions in the 1300's. A plague is a disease that spreads extremely quickly and kills many people violently. Most scientist think that the Black Death was caused by a type of bacteria called Yersinia Pestis carried by the oriental rat flea. These fleas infested black rats and unfortunately, due to the unsanitary lifestyles of humans during the Middle Ages, these rats were literally everywhere. Once contracted by a human the disease became airborne.
The New World was a much healthier place than the old world. It did not contain any of the diseases that continuously plagued the populations of Europe, Africa, and Asia. However, new diseases after Columbus’s arrival killed off ninety percent or more of the indigenous population of the Americas. Smallpox and influenza were very common, as well as cholera, tuberculoses, measles, and malaria. Virgin-soil epidemics are the deadliest phenomena ever experienced by humankind.
The Black Death was the biggest disaster during the time and it spread fast. The brutal disease caused change economically, socially, and in music and art. Economic change was bound to happen in a country where hundreds were dying each day. During this time being poor or rich didn’t matter,
Germanys list of problems at this time was only growing. Losing WW1 caused many problems in itself as one might expect, never mind the Treaty of Versailles that was to follow. The most prominent socio-economic effects were most naturally the casualties, 2 million Germans were killed and a further 6 million were injured, also the increasing number of civilian deaths due to hypothermia and starvation. The reason these deaths increased, was due to food and fuel shortages caused by the cold winter of 1916-17. In these winter months there were signs of the country’s morale and unity breaking, it was not helped when Germany was hit with an influenza epidemic, wiping out 20-40 million, the resistance to the disease was lowered due to decline in living conditions.
The invasion by barbarians in Rome led Europe into major depression. This is because Rome was considered a superpower in Europe and when a superpower falls, the trade and economy in Europe will weaken. The bad times of the economy continued when the plague (also known as the Black Death) happened from 1350 to 1450. This plague was almost fatal and it took half of the population in Europe. The only way of escaping of the disease was to move from the city to the country.
Between the Americas and the Pacific islands, small pox, but measles, diphtheria, whooping cough, and influenza took heavy tolls on many people. In the western hemisphere, before the voyages, none of the people acquired or possessed those diseases, but in the eastern hemisphere, they were endemic. When these infectious diseases traveled to unexposed populations, it set-off terrible epidemics that destroyed entire societies. In 1519, the epidemic smallpox took over the Aztec empire. Imported diseases took the worst tolls in less populated areas like the Aztec and Inca empires.
The Black Death had a huge impact on all aspects of Medieval society. The peak of the Black Death resulted in a huge population loss for the city of London, and all over the world. Treatments and theories about the causes of the plague were prevalent in many aspects of life. Initially many believed plagues to be the result of evil spirits. For this reason, people would often huddle together to keep the spirits away.
Communism in Romania: The Ceausescu Regime Communism was a bloody ideology that caused millions of innocent deaths in the 20th century and it affected half the globe. It was a nightmare, which promised equality and justice, but which brought atrocities, death, torture and fear. In spite of all this history nations like China, Cuba, North Korea, Vietnam and Laos still embraced this ideology. However, it left deep scars on the people and nations who experienced it. For many nations the process of getting rid of the communist reminiscences and legacy and going back to democracy has proven to be a tough one.
Robert Jones Humanities 1101 Date: March 20, 2012 The importance of the middle class in a country as traced through the Black Death. The Black Death is a historical period dating many centuries ago when catastrophic plagues killed millions of people across Europe. It is said to have begun in the seventh century, lasted through the thirteenth century, and reduced the population of Europe by almost one half. During this period, a majority of the victims were employees. As a result, many companies faced severe shortages of labor and, consequently, this created an opportunity for the working class to make serious negotiations that led to better pays and, thus, emergence of the middle class people around Europe, the concept that has gained dominance in the modern world.