Twenty-four million was the total death count of the bubonic plague in Europe. One-third of the population died due to the bubonic plague, or Black Death. The Black Death is caused by a bacteria called Yersin bacillus that is commonly found in the stomachs of certain species of fleas. The fleas usually live on small rodents, especially black rats. The Black Plague was likely brought to Europe by fleas on rats that were carried by trading ships.
Plague It is little surprise that the plague was the most dreaded disease of Shakespeare's time. Carried by fleas living on the fur of rats, the plague swept through London in 1563, 1578-9, 1582, 1592-3, and 1603 (Singman, 52). The outbreaks in 1563 and 1603 were the most ferocious, each wiping out over one quarter of London's population. Lucky Elizabethans would contract the basic bubonic plague with their odds of survival around fifty percent. Symptoms would include red, grossly inflamed and swollen lymph nodes, called buboes (hence the name bubonic), high fever, delirium, and convulsions.
The Plague of Lice: Dust was turned into lice which crawled on people and animals. The Plague of Flies: Swarms of flies arrived in Egypt and poured into Pharaoh's palace, the houses of his officials, and all over the land. The Plague on Livestock: All animals belonging to the Egyptians died - horses, donkeys, camels, cattle, sheep and goats and so on. The Plague of Boils: Festering boils broke out on the Egyptian people and their livestock. The Plague of Hail: The worst hailstorm ever to hit Egypt struck, beating down crops growing in the fields and even killing people and animals caught in it.
The Holocaust started with Kristallnacht, which is “the Night of Broken Glass.” This occurred on November 7th, 1938. Over 7,000 Jewish shops were vandalized, synagogues were destroyed, and at least 91 people died. Many Jews were sent to concentration camps, but were released eventually. From 1933 to 1945, Jews were sent to concentration camps, these were used as a way to exterminate the Jewish population. In the beginning of the Holocaust, many people were sent to labor camps but died of infections or from working so much.
Black Death and how it changed art in the 14th and 15th centuries . I believe that the eruption of Black Death (bubonic plague) in the 14th century was partially responsible in the shift in art and the style of art during the period. Around the 1340s Black Death took a toll on the people of prosperous European continent. Faced with losses in 25-50% of Europe’s population much of the art was stimulated by the mortality of this occurrence. (Benedictow, 2005) The Black Death was more than a medieval explosion of horror: it kept coming back.
F) In the end their responses ended up having some intense results with many Christians dieing due to their beliefs on what caused the Black Death and how they decided to respond to it. William Dene described Christians as being in such chaos that “The labourers and skilled workmen were imbued with such a spirit of rebellion that neither king, law nor justice would curb them.” They were so affected by the Black Death that they were in such moral disarray that they were starting to become completely out of control. William Dene also stated in his writing that “The people for the greater part ever became more depraved, more prone to every vice and more inclined than before to evil and wickedness, not thinking of death nor of the past plague nor of their own salvation.” Christians were throwing away their religion and were slipping into a life of wickedness and evil. (Doc. K) On the other hand Muslims were actually accepting towards the Black Death they pretty much believed that if this plague was in their God's will they will respectfully live it out, you see this when Michael Dols uses a statement "Prayer for lifting the epidemic is
When the world changes, so does its inhabitants. The Great Famine lasted for a period of 7 years in a lot of regions across Europe from 1315-1322. The famine was caused because there were many bad harvests in the years leading up to it and torrential floods in the summer of 1315. The hunger that resulted from this famine became so bad in a lot of places that people resorted to cannibalism, even killing their own children and family for food or raiding cemeteries for freshly buried bodies. They even took newly executed criminals bodies from the gallows.
It had destroyed a whole generation leaving the soldiers who had fought in it broken shells of the young men they had once been. It drove a wedge between society and soldier as no civilian would ever be able to understand what atrocities the young men had experienced while fighting at the front. This left the soldiers feeling betrayed by their nations who had forced them to carry out their patriotic duty and sent them to their deaths. Both novels describe how the soldiers felt alienated from the lives that they had left behind. One British soldier wrote of how “despite the flag-waving that greeted us [Britain's returning troops] many felt nothing but hatred for the leaders and those back home who'd sent us to die.” Both novels, “Regeneration” by Pat Barker and “All Quiet on the Western Front” by Erich Marie Remarque discuss how the brutalities and horrors experienced at war have left the men who fought in it feeling alienated and ostracised from civilian life.
Once the Nazis were in power and with Hitler as the commander, it was a downfall from there. Posters were put everywhere telling the people the Jews were the reason for the poverty. There were planned attacks that destroyed Jewish businesses. This day was called Kristallnacht which means the night of broken glass. Around 100 Jews were killed and approximately 30,000 were
Mosquitoes are the most deadly animal on earth, and this is because they run risks of caring parasites which are deadly. Mosquitoes are responsible for more than 300 million cases of malaria each year, and causes between one and three million deaths (ScienceWorld, 2011). Mosquitoes can also carry dengue and yellow fevers, encephalitis, elephantiasis, and canine heartworm. With this said mosquitoes not only cause deaths within humans but other animals as well. Any animal that comes in contact with a mosquito; human or not, runs the risks of becoming infected and dyeing.