Discussion in 'History' started by Kapamelka, Jan 16, 2020.
What were the short and long term consequences of the Black Death? Answer ASAP?
Short term: 1. Wiped out whole families, towns, monasteries. 2. Forced Jews to leave France/Germany. The Jews lived apart from Christians and have rules about washing. So they rarely got the plague. They were thought to be responsible for it by poisoning the wells and practicing black magic. 3. Drove down the price oof everything, because the customers were all dead. 4. Weakened the power of the church (as the church leadership died off). 5. Put an end to the Crusades, because the soldiers were dead. 6. Created a huge need for lawyers, because there were so many estates to be settled. Inheritances might pass to several heirs in a single week. Long Term: 1. Gave strength to the Polish Commonwealth, because their enemies were dead. 2. The Polish nobles invited the Jews to settle in Poland and Polish-controlled Ukraine and Belarus, in order to kick-start the economy (and prevent the peasants from becoming middle-class). LOL Sorry this is so long, I had to do an essay on the Black Death in middle school
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