The Bubonic Plague

The Bubonic Plague

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  • The Rat and the Bubonic Plague
  • Not sure, but Somewhere hidden...
  • Romeo, where should we go!
  • Do you think they'll suspect us for starting it ?!
  • The Black Spots
  • If only there was a stop to this!
  • The Accusations
  • They don't deserve this and they need the truth!
  • Hi! I'm Romeo the rat. I'm living in the bubonic plague. The bubonic plague is a deadly disease where us rats were infected and fleas would feed on our blood. When we die, the fleas would jump onto humans and animals. We were the only ones to know how it started. Us alive rats would roam Europe like nothing, but since the plague started its been tougher.
  • Stop It Fleas!
  • It struck us first, Europe in 1347. . I saw people vomit, get a fever, fierce coughing and sneezing fits, and egg-sized swelling or bumps. Several victims had black and blue blotches appear on their skin and that's how the name the Black Death started. Humans are dying and so are we.
  • The Aftermath of the Bubonic Plague and Feudal System
  • Before Black Death...
  • Look at them! They're suffering!
  • After the Black Death...
  • It was sad to see jews suffer. Us rats saw jews suffer because people didn't know fleas were spreading the Black Death and started to blame other possibilities, like the Jews. Jews were already suffering by being persecuted, but it got worse. During the Black Death, the Jews were forced to leave by the Germans. Still, the Jews left and no one knew it was the fleas.
  • The Peasants
  • The Black Death got worse, so I decided to take action. My crew and I went to find a swarm of fleas and spoke our minds out. I yelled and begged for them to stop but they wouldn't budge. Sadly, they ignored me and went off to find more dead rats to feed on. We ran away back to our hideout and took a headcount. We were missing my best friend Lil Squeak We turned around and there he was. Dead and being fed off by fleas. We shooed them away and hosted a funeral.
  • NEVER!!!
  • You guys honestly need to stop! You're hurting people and you don't even know the damage you've caused!
  • The Bubonic Plague is slowing down as the rats are almost gone. However, the biggest damage it has done was weaken the feudal system. Since the Black Death was killing everyone, it decreased the population drastically. The death of so many people made changes in Europe's economics and social structure which led to the decline of feudalism.
  • The peasants fought back to obtain and maintain power. They demanded for more money and more rights. This was their way to obtain power, fighting for what they want. They went to look for better opportunities as their way to maintain power. 
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