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Pestilence was a massive factor during these times,mostly because people had no idea what would make them sick and what wouldn't. The black death alone was so devastating, it was the main factor when between the years 1340-1450 the population decreased by over twenty million people. Thanks to the wars, diseases caused from all the dead killed more people because they didn't know how to safely dispose of them. Disease also caused advancements in the medical field to try to stop so many people from dying. Because all of the peasants were completely poor, they couldn't even afford the little medical treatment there was, and that spread sickness even more.
One of the biggest characteristics was religion, for example, the Holy Roman Empire grew powerful with the decline of the power of Roman Emperors. Countries like the Franks were constantly trying to spread Christianity as well with the Crusades, and trying to convert the “barbarians” to the north. Basically all of the powerful countries in Western Europe besides the Muslims, were Roman Catholic, which meant that the Pope had a massive amount of influence, and often they used it. Monks and brothers were also found all over the place, which further spread Christianity, and decreased the population because they were celibate. The inquisition while it did spread Christianity, it caused a lot of people to dislike or distrust the Church.
I’m don’t believe there was a country at the time that didn't have a massive amount of social injustice.
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