Thesis Paper U.S History
Though the Black Plague was viewed as a terrible disease that killed 25 million people. The
Black Plague actually benefited Europe because it helped advance Economic Benefits,
Technological Benefits and Medical Benefits.
The black plague had killed 25 to 40 million people in the European nation, A third of the
population was affected by the terrible disease. As a result, the number of work services was
dramatically reduced which created the desired need among farmers to attend their fields. Taking
the opportunity to improve their lives and future, Labourers demanded higher wages, better
working conditions and fewer responsibilities from their leaders. With the redistribution of
wealth, the depopulated community reinforced themselves and the economy of Europe boomed.
Large neighbourhoods replaced small villages, buildings grew in size and regional centres and
cities grew bigger at a rapid pace as labourers and servants were drawn in from the countryside.
The Plague created an environment so hard for people to find jobs in Europe, It helped
with the development in man labour technology, people started looking for more efficient ways
to work to help with the demands of the European economy. A fantastic invention during the
disease was a Printing press made by Johann Gutenberg, it replaced the huge number of monastic
copyists who died during the disease and allowed books to be made at affordable prices for
growing classes or merchants and professionals. After the Black Plague there fewer men
willingly to fight in the Army, Wages for soldiers and the cost of war increased. All of this led to
mass development of firearms which included cannons, Muskets and weapons that could cause a
massive damage in battle to makeup for less soldiers. Because of the increased demand of metal
for guns, there was a growth in mining, which made advances in mining technology. There were
developments in water pumps, and new ways in shaft shoring helping miners dig safer and
In the first wave of the Plague, doctors...