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The Black Death

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The Black Death

The Black Death is still known today as one of the worst disasters to ever sweep across Europe. Its effects were felt in almost every inch of Europe. The plague affected every aspect of Europe from its economy to its population. Most noticeably it knocked out about one-third of Europe’s entire population. It was absolutely devastating, some would consider it to be the worst outbreak ever and the few that do not, have no idea what it did to Europe.

The Bubonic Plague or the Black Death is till known today as one of the worst disasters to ever happen not just in Europe, but in the entire world. At the time before the plague, Europe’s population was about four hundred million people. After the four years of the Black Death, Europe was down to about three hundred and fifty million people. This plague was absolutely devastating to all of Europe. It was especially bad in Mediterranean Europe, Spain, Italy, and the South of France. It was said to have killed about 75% to 80% of the population. It had its least dramatic effects in Germany and England only killing off 20% of their population, which is still an incredible number.

Many villages were completely wiped out, mainly the smaller villages and towns. The few people that did survive fled to larger towns in hopes of staying safe. The Black Death hit the towns and cities of Europe hard but all in different ways. Even the rural areas, (where a large percent of Europe’s population lived), were affected. Very few rural areas, like Eastern Poland and Lithuania, were so isolated and had such low populations that the Black Death had very little effect on them. Parts of Hungary, Belgium, and Limburg were unaffected for reasons that are still not known to...

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...ree forms. In the first people suffer an infection of the lungs, which leads to breathing difficulties. Whoever has this corruption or contamination to any extent cannot escape but will die within two days. Another form...in which boils erupt under the armpits, a third form in which people of both sexes are attacked in the groin.”

In Conclusion, The Black Death is one of the worst disasters to ever sweep across Europe. Its effect were known worldwide, even though it was hitting the hardest in Europe. The plague affected Europe in many different ways whether they were bad or good. Even though there was more food and land as a result of it, the plague was absolutely devastating to Europe by knocking out about one-third of its population. The plague should be known today as the worst disease to ever hit, not only Europe, but the world and it should never be forgotten.
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