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Title: The Impact on Society of the Black Death in the 16th and the Spanish Flu in the 20th Century.


1
The Impact on Society of the Black Death in the
16th and the Spanish Flu in the 20th Century.
  • WORLD WIDE CHEMICAL CONFERENCE
  • JUNE, 2000

2
THE BLACK DEATH
  • EUROPE BEFORE THE PLAGUE
  • THE RISE OF CITIES
  • THE RISE OF COMMERCE
  • THE SIEGE OF KAFFA
  • THE USE OF BIO WARFARE IN THE MIDDLE AGES
  • THE DISEASE IS SPREAD BY OXCART AND SHIP

3
THE BLACK DEATH
  • THE FERTILE GROUND OF EUROPE
  • THE LACK OF PREPARATION
  • LACK OF MEDICAL KNOWLEDGE
  • A TENDENCY TOARD HYSTERIA
  • THE PLAGUE TAKES HOLD -- GOD ABANDONS EUROPE
  • THE MECHANICS OF DISPOSAL

4
THE BLACK DEATH
  • ENTIRE VILLAGES WIPED OUT
  • ALL SORTS OF REMEDIES WERE TRIED
  • SOCIAL ORDER BROKE DOWN
  • MENTALLY ILL PEOPLE, THOSE WITH HANDICAPS,
    ANIMALS WERE ATTACKED ANDKILLED -- THEY WERE
    BLAIMED

5
THE BLACK DEATH
  • THE COST IN LIVES
  • 30 OF EUROPE DIED
  • CIVILIZATION WS SET BACK A GENERATION OR MORE
  • SOCIAL ORDER AND COMMERCE BADLY DISRUPTED
  • IT WAS PREVENTABLE IF EUROPE HAD KNOWN THE CAUSE

6
THE BLACK DEATH
  • EVENTUALLY THE DISEASE BURNED ITSELF OUT
  • RE-OCCURRED IN EUROPE FOR OVER A DECADE AT
    IRREGULAR INTERVALS
  • WHAT STOPPED THE PLAGUE WAS THE DEVELOPMENT OF
    BETTER SANITARY CONDITIONS

7
SPANISH FLU OF 1917-18
  • ORIGINS OF THE PLAGUE
  • BEGAN AT FORT RILEY, KANSAS
  • LARGE MANURE PILE BURNED AND WIND CARRIED ASHES
    ALL OVER THE POST
  • NEXT DAY, SOLDIERS STARTED COMING DOWN WITH THE
    FLU
  • ARMY PANICKED -- SENT TROOPS OVER TO EUROPE

8
SPANISH FLU OF 1917-18
  • ORIGINS OF THE PLAGUE
  • THEY BROUGHT THE DISEASE WITH THEM
  • PEOPLE IN EUROPE BEGAN TO COME DOWN TITH THE
    DISEASE
  • FLU SPREAD TO THE GERMANS, AND THEN MOVED EAST BY
    STATES
  • IN FACT, THE DISEASE MOVED AROUND THE WORLD AND
    RE-ENTERED THE U.S. THROUGH THE WEST COAST

9
SPANISH FLU OF 1917-18
  • NEAR BREAKDOWN OF SOCIAL ORDER
  • HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE AFFECTED -- WHOLE FAMILIES
  • SPREAD RAPIDLY THROUGH THE POPULATION BY CONTACT
  • PEOPLE DIED WITHIN A FEW DAYS FROM THE ONSET OF
    THE SYMPTOMS

10
SPANISH FLU OF 1917-18
  • NEAR BREAKDOWN OF SOCIAL ORDER
  • MORGUES RAN OUT OF ROOM
  • PEOPLE CEASED TO GO OUTUSIDE AND INTERACT WITH
    OTHERS
  • SCHOOLS AND STORES WERE CLOSED
  • THE ECONOMIC LIFE OF THE NATION BEGAN TO GRIND TO
    A HALT
  • PEOPLE BEGAN TO BLAME OTHERS

11
SPANISH FLU OF 1917-18
  • NEAR BREAKDOWN OF SOCIAL ORDER
  • POPULATION MIGRATED TO THE COUNTR FROM THE CITIY
    AND MERELY SPRED THE FLU
  • PEOPLE TOOK UP RELIGION AS THEY HAD DURING THE
    BLACK DEATH
  • FAMILIES LOST SIGNIFICANT MEMBERS ONE AFTER THE
    OTHER
  • AS QUICKLY AS IT AROSE, THE FLU DISAPPEARED
  • JUST AT THE RIGHT TIME -- SOCIETY WAS BEGINNING
    TO COME APART
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