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The World’s Eight Most-Executing Countries

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China, Iran, Iraq, Saudia Arabia, Yemen, North Korea, Sudan and The United States. Only one of them claims to be a true arbiter of justice and equality for all, and its internal statistics belie the claim. While only 12% of the US population, nearly half of all death row inmates are African American.

How The Black Death Plagued Europe

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For a while, the black death’s etiology was uncertain. But thanks to ever-improving technology, scientists have determined that the plague originated in a Chinese rodent population in the form of the rod-shaped Yersinia pestis, which likely made its way to Europe via the Silk Road and merchant ships between 1346 and 1353. Science jargon aside, the plague took with it between 75 and 200 million people, or at least one-third of Europe’s population at the time. It took over 150 years for all of Europe to recover from a mere bacteria, but not without monumental social, political and economic upheavals.

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