The forced collectivization also led to widespread famine across the Soviet Union that killed millions. He expanded the powers of the secret police, encouraged citizens to spy on one another and had millions of people killed or sent to the Gulag system of forced labor camps. He was the subject of flattering artwork, literature and music, and his name became part of the Soviet national anthem. His government also controlled the Soviet media. Stalin has impacted society greatly.
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.
Additionally, Towards the end of the empire Xeres and other kings started doing more violent killings, and being more intolerant. Xerxes is believed to destroyed temples, kill priests, and enslave subjects. Furthermore, this brutal violence hurt people and eventually led to the Achaemenid Empire’s downfall. But this evidence does not compare to the significant advances and systems that were put in place by Persia, since there are positive effects that can still be seen today. The world had seen its strongest empire ever, and it learned from their successes and mistakes, which is extremely important for progress to be
Theodore Roosevelt’s speech “National Duties” calls for nationalism and unity, as it says that each individual must work hard and that individuals must work together. Furthermore, it works to motivate our nation by using two ideas – what a nation may leave behind and how a nation should conduct itself. The speech itself, although given while he was Vice President, accurately describes what his actions as president were, whether it be regarding nationalism, personal matters, or foreign diplomacy. His ideology of how a nation should act, seen in the phrase “speaking softly and carrying a big stick” works to motivate many, including our current military, because it focuses on civility backed with power. This idea of leadership style, combined with looking at what Theodore Roosevelt did during his presidency, is very similar to Trump’s way of leading our nation, although they came into office with different political experience.
An estimated 2.5 million farmers migrated to other regions during the dust bowl, one of the most intense internal migration periods in US history. The dust bowl devastated the agriculture of the US; it displaced thousands of farmers and turned millions of acres of grassland as desolate dust dunes, and it was because we allowed it to. Upon seeing the crisis, President Franklin D. Roosevelt stated in one of his famous radio fireside chats, “I would not have you think for a single minute that there is permanent disaster in these drought regions, or that the picture I saw meant depopulating these areas.” FDR was committed to resolve the issues created by the dust bowl in his new
The Nazi Party was founded in 1919 and shortly after, Hitler became the leader in 1921. Adolf Hitler’s goal was to purify the German race. The holocaust includes dehumanization, organization, polarization. The Holocaust ruined the lives of so many innocent people as well as leaving a horrific dent in history by being the worst genocide in the world. The victims of the holocaust were taken to the concentration camps by train.
The book speaks on how Mao’s Great Leap Forward lead to starvation and cannibalism and how collective farming would not be an efficient policy. It explains how government-planned economy resulted in a large financial hole that China stayed in for years. The BBC completely supports the message in the book, “The result, instead, was a massive decline in agricultural output, which, together with poor harvests, led to famine and the deaths of millions.” The BBC also agrees with the human and cultural toll in result of Mao starting the Cultural Revolution, and how that it crippled
China’s leader Mao implemented a program called Mao’s Great Leap Forward program this program told peasant framers when to plant crops, what to plant and how much to plant. Also peasants were required to turn over a third of their crops for taxed that was meant to feed the cities. In return the presents were made promises from the government such as the commune would provide workers with food, medical care, and other necessities. This contributed to the people starving and going to great lengths to survive such as trading children and killing and eating them, at this time famine was widespread and killing many people in China. Mao ruled for over twenty-seven years and during that time, “he had doomed China’s people to become some of the poorest on the planet”.
Did you know that from 1875 to 1900 there were 26 million deaths caused by famine in India? As the East India Company (Britain) saw India growing weaker they took that as an advantage and sent troops to India and defeated them. Britain soon took power over India, They formed a group of Indian Soldiers called sepoys to join their army. Starting out, Britain improved many things, but after a while they started taking advantage of India by using their raw materials and people to grow their own empire. British Rule in India resulted in the in them taking over the government, taking all the material from the Indians and destroying their land and ending in a large amount of India's population dead because of famine.
The great depression caused a bunch of grief on the families due to all the events killing of their family members, separating families, and leaving them hungry. At this point of the Great Depression, many americans and others around the world thought that they were going to lose everything and the economy was never going to get better. The great depression also known as “Black Tuesday” started October 29, 1929, while President Herbert Hoover was in office. While in presidency Hoover only came up with hoovervilles to get the homeless have a place to stay, soup kitchens were thought of for the homeless to eat, and people also gave their scrap clothes to the homeless to have a little extra warmth during the cold weather. Hoover didn’t give anyone much hope on everything getting better anytime soon.