1. gmwilliams profile image83
    gmwilliamsposted 5 years ago


    The Dark Ages  (early part of the Middle Ages) in Europe were times of socioeconomic and sociocultural stagnation, particularly in Western Europe.    The magnificent architecture of the Roman Empire was left in ruins.    Literature and other forms of culture regressed instead of advanced.   

    Poverty was a constant during such period.    In the middle and latter part of the medieval period, there was massive poverty.    The class system during this time was there was a few rich nobles and landowners, a very small middle class, and a large lower class or peasantry, rather serfs.   

    These class sytems were static and inherent.  This meant if you were a serf, it is in all likelihood that your immediate descendants, without much exception, will also be serfs.   Europe in the medieval period could be classified as a poor continent.    The only riches that Europe could obtain were from Asia, particularly China and countries along the Silk Road.     

    However in the early modern period,  Europe wanted to explore the world in order to enrich their economy.    So explorations were made to the Americas and Africa in order of gold and other minerals and in human cargo.   Europe was becoming increasingly wealthier while many peoples and cultures elsewhere, especially in the Americas and Africa were becoming poorer and some  cultures were even decimated.    Let's discuss this!

    1. Doodlehead profile image79
      Doodleheadposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Let's see-the dark ages  for who?   It is the dark ages or the boom period for someone most of the time.   It is also said that if money were distributed equally to the masses that in short order it would all be redistributed to one layer of society and most people would have squandered their wealth.

      This is an interesting topic-and very broad and encompassing topic and interesting to think about. 

      As far as Europe becoming wealtheir while many peoples in the Americas and Africa were becoming poorer.....not so different than now ....although in Africa some countries more than others are learning, growing, or regressing.

  2. recommend1 profile image69
    recommend1posted 5 years ago

    The few keeping the whole of mankind in poverty IS the history of mankind. 

    It is about time people realised that wars and bullying other countries, (along with the fiction of terrorism) and all the twaddle (such as is spouted on here) all comes from disinformation and division and is designed to keep everyone divided and afraid.  The massive armies and police forces are to ensure that 'they' have the upper hand if the crap hits the fan and one of them is seen doing it.

    Sheeple unite !  You have democracy and use it to vote in a choice of the few candidates 'they' put up, pathetic.


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