Germs and Thought

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“Give 2 epidemic examples from the input and explain how it affected the history”

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  1. selenyon 22 Dec 2010 at 6:16 pm

    The most terrible epidemic should be The Black Death.It means The Plague.14th century could be the most murderous example for plague.It killed around half of the population in Europe and it just occured in 1 year.But that wasn’t end of the plague.It returned sometimes in the next 300 years and kept to kill more millions.Another horrible epidemic could be Influenza.It got started after the WW1.It was worse than a warfare because approaximately 20 millions of people were died cause of influenza.Both of this epidemics could had a role in world history.

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  2. berivanbrknon 22 Dec 2010 at 6:57 pm

    Plague is the most dangerous and deadly epidemic in human history that occured in 14.century.As a result half of population was killed by this epidemic which called Black Death.In the next 300 years it returned sometimes and contiuned to kill people.But the 20. century had worse effects than 14. century.It contribute to influenza.Approximately 20 million people were died.This mortality is much more than died in the WW1.

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  3. ytekinalpon 22 Dec 2010 at 7:46 pm

    There were lots of epidemics which affected the history directly. The Black Death can be used as an example. The Black Death is probably the most terminal plague in the history. Between 1349 and 1350, approximately half of the population of Europe were killed by the Black Death. Additionally, it affected the economic and industrial development badly. The Black Death returned in several years and also affected Asia communities badly.The victory of Ottoman Empire against Europeans stemmed from the Black Death. When Europeans invaded and conquered America, terrible epidemics occurred and many Natives were killed. This disease resulted in the destruction of Native American societies . Also they had used this epidemic as a weapon so these epidemics played an important role in history.
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  4. gizemgokceron 22 Dec 2010 at 7:51 pm

    There is some epidemic examples which might directly contributed to changes in the world history. Probably the most epidemic example is Plague. Plague also called The Black Death which was the murderous example in the 14th century. In the 14th century roughly fifty percent of the population of Europe killed by Plague in only one year. Thus, this harmful illness continues to killed many people in the next 300 years until the last, the Great Plague of 1665. Second epidemic example is Influenza which occurred after the First World War. Because of Influenza around 20 million people died. Most probable this number is more than twice as many as died in the war.

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  5. oguzhanuon 22 Dec 2010 at 8:53 pm

    The 14th century has an important role in the history of Europe. A plague occured in a while then it killed roughly half of the population of Europe. This event had just been in 1 year (1349-1350) but unfortunately it returned at times in the next 300 years. Furthermore this epidemic effected negatively the industry,economy and the Asia communities. This horrible event is called by Europeens as ”the black death”. Another epidemic is Influenza which had started just after the WW1 and had caused to death of 20 millions of people. To conclude, both of the epidemics caused bad outcomes for the world.

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  6. alibodurogluon 24 Dec 2010 at 11:34 am

    There are a few epidemics were existed in different time periods in history. As a few examples for this are flu, influenza and the most murderous example for these epidemics is ?The Black Death?. It became existed in 1349 and only in one year it killed approximately fifty percent of the population of Europe. The more terrible thing about this plague is that, it isn?t the end of Black Death. It returned several times in next 300 years. The last Great Plague existed in 1665. It has changed the course of history. Historians argue on that Ottoman Empires? success on Europe might due to this plague and Europeans used plague for conquest of Americas.

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    You explain the black death and its effect on the history well, but you do not explain influenza which you mention at the beginning. Please look at the comment box I wrote at the end of this document to see what is expected from you.
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  7. mertbocnakon 24 Dec 2010 at 6:42 pm

    there were lots of epidemics which effects human history. it can be the black death which call plague or another disease influenza. these are resulted by lots of deaths. the black death which appeared in 14th centuary and killed fifty percent of europe in one year. but it was not the end of the disease. 300 years later the black death appears again and killed lots of human. the second epidemic disease which appears because of bad conditions, was influenza. influenza appears after the world war one and killed more then twenty millions of people which more then the dead people in war.

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  8. serselon 24 Dec 2010 at 11:48 pm

    The plague and influenza epidemics played an important role on the history. Initially the plague, including the Black Death, killed around fifty percent of the population of Europe. So the Ottoman Empire of the Turks was so successful in its wars against the Europe. But then the Black Death disappeared in Europe and so The Ottoman Empire began to lose its power on Europe gradually. Influenza was the other important effect on the history. In 1918 and 1919 approximately 20 million people died due to influenza. And these numbers demonstrated that it was more important and dangerous than the wars. Therefore these epidemics affected the people and the history significantly.

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    You explain plague and its effects on history very well, but you do not explain the historical effects of influenza. Please look at the comment box I wrote at the end of this document to see what is expected from you.
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  9. cemtoreton 25 Dec 2010 at 8:41 pm

    The first epidemic is the plague that also known as Black Death. With plague fifthy percent of europe was dead. Because of this europe lose lots of power and Ottoman Empire get successed in the wars that they had. The second epidemic is influenza. After World War One influenza killed 20 million peolpe and it was the more than twice that people died in war. And because of it quickly killed as one year that much people it affect history lot. Because of this human lose USA and Europe had hitten by a Great Depression.

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    You explain plaue and its effect on history very well. However, I believe the events leading to great depression could be explain better and in more detail. Please look at the comment box I wrote at the end of this document to see what is expected from you.
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  10. bortecinebon 26 Dec 2010 at 9:15 pm

    There are epidemics that affected the history. One of them is Black Death which also means Plague in 14th century. Half of the population in Europe were killed in one year and it returned in several years. In addition, industry, economy and the Asia communities were affected in badly way. The other epidemic is Influenza which was started after World War 1. Because of influenza 20 millions of people were died. To sum up, both epidemics played role in history and affected it.

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    You explain the epidemics well but you do not explain their historical effects. Please look at the comment box I wrote at the end of this document to see what is expected from you.
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  11. elifmutluon 27 Dec 2010 at 10:17 am

    Plague is the most dangerous and terrible epidemic in human life.plague also called The Black Death as plague was killed roughly half of the population of Europe.it can be deadly and occured in 14 century.it returned sometimes and also it was killed people in the next300 years.on the other deadly epidemic disease is influenza which occured after First World War.influenza was killed around 20 million people.this number of dead people are much more than died in the First World War.As a result , deadly disease had bad effects for human life and history.

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    You explain the epidemics well but you do not explain their historical effects. Please look at the comment box I wrote at the end of this document to see what is expected from you.

    Also please look at your sentences once again to correct some grammar mistakes. Make sure each sentence has a subject followed by a verb. You also need to decide if you need to use a passive or an active sentence.
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  12. meltembon 27 Dec 2010 at 9:25 pm

    I look for the kind of relationship between the events as given below:

    1.
    Epidemic: The Black Death in the 14th century: killed around fifty percent of the population of Europe. from 1349 to 1350! And that wasn?t the end of it, either: the plague returned several times in the next 300 years and killed millions more until the last, the Great Plague of 1665. And then it disappeared.

    Historical effect: Some historians, particularly in the field of the history of medicine, believe plagues and epidemics, contributing factors to the generally slower development – industrial and economic development: great plagues in the 300 years from 1349 were one of the reasons that the Ottoman Empire of the Turks was so successful in its wars against the Europeans.

    2.
    Epidemic: Europeans? invasions and conquests of the Americas. Terrible epidemics occurred: hundreds of thousands of people killed by the new diseases that the Europeans brought with them. These diseases not particularly dangerous to the Europeans; they had developed immunity to them, and they didn?t cause serious symptoms in Europeans. But they were lethal to the native populations in Central America, and so on.

    Historical effect: The diseases the Europeans took with them may have been the crucial factor in the destruction of Native American societies in 1492. So many people died that the structures of the societies, the societies themselves, just ceased to exist. There were no societies after that catastrophe.

    3.
    Epidemic: the influenza outbreak after the first world war. In 1918 and 1919, roughly 20 million people died! That?s more than twice as many as died in WW2! And again, it had effects that might well have contributed to changes in world history.

    Historical effect: After the war the loss of a further 20 million lives, especially industrial workers, who were the worst hit, directly affected both industrial production and consumption: fewer people were buying things. So this huge loss of life was perhaps a contributory factor in the Great Depression that hit the USA and Europe in the 1920s. If that was the case, then it could also be seen as an indirect cause of the unemployment and despair in Germany in the Twenties that led to the rise of Hitler and the Nazis.