DBQ: Famine in Ethiopia: How did the government make it worse? (hook)From 1983-1985, a famine in Ethiopia caused millions to die. In 1984, grain prices increased by 300% and five Ethiopian provinces set all-time lows for rainfall. Many people, blamed the famine on the drought, but later figured out that the real cause was politics. Soviet-backed communist Derg took over and worsened the famine.
They didn’t give them any food when they were on a monthlong journey and many ended up starving. The Khmer Rouge forced them out of their homes and changed their conditions, which ended in many deaths, they intended to destroy members of the
When one member of the party perished of malnutrition they resorted to cannibalism. They were trapped for 5 months and when a rescue party came for them only 45 of the 89 were left. As you can see, it is very difficult to do the right thing in life or death situations. These people were just trying to survive. Would you punish them for their actions?
The Great Wall of Ancient China -Hailey Shipley More than 1 million people died while building the Great Wall of China! The Great Wall of ancient China was a huge wall that was build to keep out unwanted people (the Xiongnu). The Great Wall took many peoples lives because of the heights and suffering the people went through. The Wall took around 2,000 years to build. Did the benefits outweigh the costs?
First of all, the great range of diseases made it almost impossible to stay healthy. “The diseases ranged from the measles, smallpox, mountain fever, and cholera, the biggest problem, leaving people dead in 2 hours” (Trinklein). This quote shows how there were many diseases, multiplying the travelers’ chances of death. Another piece of evidence that shows how life on the Oregon Trail was hard is the medical knowledge at the time. “Most people who died during the trip west became ill from disease which there was no cure at the time” (Underwood).
They had lost their agriculture industry, because of the loss to their farms and livestock. They total damage cost was 550 million dollars. Forty percent of the homes were damaged, leaving 2 million people homeless and 5,700 people dead. Some people were even digging through the wreckage to see if they could save anything. The rebuild process was lengthy, but they had the support of other countries to help them.
This historical analysis will define the imperial impact of French colonialism and the influence of Chinese communism and on the Vietnamese people in the pre-WWII era. The important role of China in the development of Vietnam’s history is crucial to understand the ways in which foreign colonists could not sustain dominance over these peoples. In the past, Northern Vietnam had been a part of China, which defines the close relationship that these people had with a larger and more powerful empire in this region of the world. In the late 19th century and early 20th century, the role of China’s own nationalist movements had an impact on Vietnam’s own struggles in French-Indochina. The early focus on “nationalism” in China was going against western
The Daodejing, similar to the Analects, was written during the Warring State period, a time when the Zhou kingdom disintegrated into a series of feudal states fighting for power—a time of fragmentation and chaos. The Daodejing was written for Daoist, educated men, and people interested in Daoist teachings. The Daodejing was written to inform people, therefore, it was written as if speaking to a student. Laozi, the author of the Daodejing, although has no proof of existence, is believed to be a keeper of archives in the royal court and a teacher who travelled around China. The purpose of the Daodejing is to articulate Laozi’s ideas on Daosim and inform people about his philosophy.
Conditions for the small country worsened as a devastating earthquake struck Haiti in 2010, and over 300,000 people were killed, and 1.5 million were displaced, leaving them homeless. Just months after the earthquake hit, Haiti experienced the worst cholera outbreak in recent history, killing thousands, and infecting more than 6% of the population (Cook). Despite efforts from humanitarians and charities around the world, things never seemed to get better as access to clean drinking water and safe shelter became scarce. As the environment became virtually uninhabitable, many Haitians came to the United States, seeking asylum, and an opportunity to better the lives for themselves and their
Diseases alone killed 20,000 workers. Then the French went bankrupt and The project was pulled in 1888. It was hard to keep workers after many were dying. Back then they didn’t have anything to use to fight against malaria and yellow fever. When the U.S. started to build the canal people found a way to fight.
Valley Forge: Would you have quit? During the winter of 1777 - 1778 the Patriots were in Valley Forge. Tons of soldiers suffered from disease, starvation, and frostbite. Most of them even died. The conditions were horrible for the soldiers and they were dying out.
There was famine; many died of hunger. They no longer drank good, pure water, but the water they drank was salty.” European records also took note of the famine and despair that they had caused, “We soldiers could scarcely get about the streets because of the Indians who were sick from hunger, pestilence and smallpox.” It was this quarantine of the city, along with the block-by-block destruction of houses that helped lead the Spanish to the capture of the city only three months after the siege
An estimated 30%-45% of London’s population died during the Black Plague. 30% is more than how many British soldiers died in WW1. The first and worst wave of the Plague ended in 1350. There are still some cases of the Plague showing up in European countries. The Black Death, over a span of five years, killed 25 million people and it was almost impossible to survive.
For example, they didn’t have enough jobs, people killed each other for food and framers even lost their land that they had been working on for years. Because of these reasons, Japanese started to look for better and safer countries.