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The black death

"It is hard to understand how anyone could not view the death penalty as morally problematic,. The Black Death was a disease that spread all over Europe. It was highly unpleasant and took only three or four days to kill you. Most importantly, it was the most contagious or wide spread disease of the time. The Black Death killed one third of Europe’s population between 1347 and 1351. Historians believe that there were two different plagues at this time. One of these plagues was called the Bubonic plague, this is when the fleas on the backs of rats which were infected with this disease. The Black Death was one of the most feared plagues in the world. "In 1347, a group of Italian merchant ships returned from a trip to the Black Sea, which was one of the key links in trade with China. When the ships docked in Sicily, many of its passengers were already dying of the plague. Within days, the disease had spread to the city and the surrounding countryside. Accor...

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