The Great Wall does outweigh the cost because it protected the Silk Road, it served as a border, and even though it didn’t work 100% of the time it helped protect China. The Great wall was worth the cost because it helped protect the Silk Road. "According to poetry and legend, tens of thousands of soldiers died from hunger, sickness, and extreme heat or cold. No exact numbers of deaths are available" (Document E). With that being said, we don 't know the exact number of deaths while building the Great Wall.
One of the main reasons that people fled from the Great plains was the massive drought that occurred. Very few people had the money to pay for water and crops to keep their farms alive and well. By the late 1930s and early 1940s, two and a half million people had fled the Great Plains in the center of the U.S toward large cities and ‘Hoovervilles’(Great Depression. Facts). ‘Hoovervilles’ were towns that consisted of homes that were typically made out of cardboard and sheets For those two and a half million people, life began to become unsustainable as they could not grow crops.
Therefore, when members of their mission are mocked and killed, it is viewed as a deliberate attack on their faith. Moreover, Father Paul Ragueneau described the Iroquois as “enemies of the Faith” as a result of this attack. Because of these views, the French saw this attack as “[venting] their rage on the two Fathers…”. They did not understand the intricacies of the Mourning Wars at this time because they were completely different from the wars that they were used to. The French fought wars for economic power and territory while the Iroquois did not prioritize this.
For decades people have been wondering if the Han dynasty was effective or not. The Han dynasty was the dynasty after the Qin dynasty. Unlike the Qin dynasty that only ruled a short time of fourteen years, the Han dynasty ruled over four hundred years. So with the evidence that I have read, I believe that the Han dynasty was an effective government for a number of reasons. My first reason to believe this is that in the chapter warfare in TCI it says that the Han had a large and well organized army.
The Great Depression, the worst economic downturn in the history of the industrialized world was at its lowest point in 1933, the beginning of the book. Over 15 million Americans were unemployed, and half of the country's banks had failed, malnutrition was a big problem for children due to their parents not being able to afford food for them, and many families were evicted from the houses or lands that they lived on. During this period, most African Americans worked on farms that were owned by white landowners and lived in rural areas. While life before the Great Depression was already arduous for African Americans, their living conditions worsened due to the fact that the farmers they worked for lost their land. As previously mentioned, food prices had deflated causing farmers to not be able to make a profit off of their land.
The FDIC was created in 1933 in response to the thousands of bank failures that occurred in the 1920s and early 1930s. The FDIC was a provision of the Glass-Steagall Act. During the nine year period from 1921-1929 more than 600 banks failed each year. The failed banks were small banks operating in the rural suburban areas and held the deposits of mostly farmers and blue collar folks. When banks fold and continue to do so, people will start to worry about their money in any bank.
Although, the Jurchens had more advantage since they had a large and effective army but they were hard pressed by both the Mongols and the Tangut. The jurchens drove the Chinese armies into retreat. The Mongols benefit from China failing during the previous century to make itself a strong military power, and from the Jurchens being burdened by their rule over conquered people who have conquered. The Mongols had an advantage diet, where they could miss one or two days without eating better than the Jurchen soldiers, who are grains. It was a hard time for them, however.
The limited supplies they had was only enough to sustain them for a little bit before they ran out. Their clothes were not adequate thus they often caught chills, fevers, and other illnesses. The death rate at Valley Forge was also extremely high. Of the 8,000 people enlisted in February, 3,989, half of the people enlisted, perished during encampment (Doc A). The soldiers who died due to being too sick to actually fight, died not because they were killed off, but because they were forced to endure the brutal and atrocious winter of Valley Forge.
Following Smith's departure, in the winter of 1609-1610 a large force of Powhatan Indians laid siege to the colony, also a critical food shortage swept throughout the colony, it was a time where many people starved, a sort of "starving time" of you will in which only about 60 colonists survived. " Aware of the food shortages, the Virginia Company sent a fleet of nine ships in July 1609 with new colonists and enough supplies to last through the winter (. . .) In mid-August some of the ships arrived at Jamestown with 300 colonists and few supplies."
Turner hesitates to mention anyone in his essay who is not male or Germanic or at least European, leaving out huge demographics of people who heavily influenced the West. The lack of recognition for the people who actually built the country, with or without choice, is detrimental to history and representation later on in America. The Europeans that came to America had very oppressive laws of property which they carried over with them. The Natives who had been living there for years had a very different concept of property; many believed that the land was gifted to everyone and no one person could own any part of that land. However, the Europeans refused this idea and saw this as an opportunity to take whatever they wanted.