Plagues that Brought Down Empires — Market Mad House

The United States is not the first empire laid low by a plague. Throughout history epidemics and pandemics have brought empires down by exposing political, cultural, social, economic, technological, and military weaknesses.

In fact, plagues gravely weakened or destroyed many of history’s great empires. For instance, plagues sometimes led to military defeat by wiping out armies or castes of military professionals vital for defense. Additionally, plagues can destroy the economy by killing workers and consumers and frightening people out of…

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Daniel G. Jennings

Daniel G. Jennings

Daniel G. Jennings is a writer who lives and works in Colorado. He is a lifelong history buff who is fascinated by stocks, politics, and cryptocurrency.