Originally Posted by HH scientist
I don't think that any modern country ever has collapsed because of an increase in disease. Surely, it can happen at the individual level like Jillio pointed out. What happens in poor countries is that they cannot escape from poverty.
Not a modern country in modern times, no. But it has happened before in the past in ancient societies or less advanced societies.
Black plague in Europe (devastated whole areas of Europe, caused massive social and political upheaval), small pox in American Indian societies, etc.
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