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.
Because of the barbarism employed by Cromwell’s men, towns surrendered which made Cromwell’s conquest a much easier feat. Small troops of guerilla’s set up in places like the Wicklow mountains, soley to attack Cromwell’s Parliamentairans. This then led to famine and a bubonic plague. The guerilla warfare eventually ended in late 1652, when Parliamentarians signed an agreement that allowed the Irish to serve in foreign
It was not until shortly after when the Englishmen decided to set up an offensive small military. As a result of this small settlement in Virginia, the settlers’ persistence would pay off when they would discover how easily the cash crop tobacco grows. In contrast, settlers would come to Massachusetts only to escape the “oppression” they felt. They disagreed with the Church of England in allowing Catholics and “hop[ing] to return the Catholic Church of England to the pope and to restore Catholic doctrines and
FRENCH SOCIETY: Prior to the revolution, the French society was buried under the burden of taxes-levied by the State, rents paid to the lord, contributions collected by the clergy, as well as under the forced labor exacted by all three. People were reduced to foraging for food because of the recurring famines. The famines were caused by both manmade and natural factors. The manmade factor was because of the flocking of hundreds and thousands of people to Paris and other centers from rural areas in search of better living conditions which created an imbalance.
A small ice age affected the farming season creating food shortages. () After several famines the population was reduced. In result the price of bread increased and peasants rioted in anger. () Peasants would steal bread and sell it at the price they felt was appropriate and attacked convoys carrying grains.
Social cohesion is weakened, and conflict situations are created, generating violence and sick societies. More than nine million children die each year before their fifth birthday. Between 33% and 50% due to malnutrition. The cause of death is usually diarrhea, but behind it is acute deficits of necessary micronutrients. About 2 million children die from pneumonia.
Private John G. Burnett accounted his military experiences in 1839 as follows:"I saw the helpless Cherokees arrested and dragged from their homes, and driven at the bayonet point into the stockades. And in the chill of a drizzling rain on an October morning I saw them loaded like cattle or sheep into six hundred and forty-five wagons and started toward the west.” A direct result of the Indian Removal Act of 1830, this was the harsh reality for more than 20,000 Native Americans living in America’s southeast (“Cherokee Removal - The Trail Where They Cried”). In order to acquire more land for white settlers and farmers producing profitable crops in the south, President Andrew Jackson proposed a plan for removal in 1829 (Stewart, 37). This plan was signed into law in 1830 as the Indian Removal Act.
It all starts with the British East India Company in 1757. After the Mughal dynasty started collapsing 50 years earlier, this company saw an opportunity to take over a huge country -- and they did so, for 100 years, until the Sepoy (Indian soldiers) started rebelling against them. Then, in came the British government, in 1857, and made India officially a British colony. The government the British had in place and left behind was, and is, highly efficient, but the British ruined India’s soil and there was massive deforestation, which led to many famines, and it was only after the British left India altogether that India’s population became more educated and literate. Dr. Lalvani is one of the few who believe that imperialism was beneficial,
The Great Famine, or the Great Hunger was a period of time in Ireland between 1845-1852 when there was a disease, emigration, and a mass starvation. (Daly 1) In September 1845, a fog carrying a fungus called phytophthora infestans drifted over the fields of Ireland. (The History Place 1) Soon after, the fungal spores settled on potato plant leaves, which fermented, giving the fungus what it needed to live.
By doing this, they overthrown the poorly run government as the Russian people were in favour of a new system that would work in their favour. The Russian Revolution was triggered by the social, political and economic problems, that combined caused the Russian people to rebel. This Revolution was triggered by the poverty of the Russian people, the loss from the wars, the sneakiness of Rasputin and the failure of the Tsar, Nicholas II. The social causes of the Russian Revolution arose from centuries of oppression towards the lower classes.
Many immigrants, such as the Irish, came to America for a better life. The potato famine, which started in the mid to late 1800’s, infected many Irish people. About 2,000,000 Irish men, women, and children perished during this terrible incident (document 1.) The majority of the Irish people were farmers and planted many potatoes. That meant during the potato famine, many potatoes were infected and rotten, so many farmers became poor and helpless.
By ravaging the countryside, the famine not only destroyed millions of innocent human beings-estimates range from 4 to 10 million-but also retarded by generations the natural evolution of Ukrainian nationhood. The traditional Ukrainian values of hope, individualism, and hard work disappeared. Fear, apathy, and alcoholism became the hallmarks of the collective farm. Cities of Ukraine remained bastions of Russification. In general, the traumatized survivors found themselves voiceless cogs in the huge bureaucratic machine that the Soviet union had become….”(Document
Just like several other ethnic groups in the 1800s, poverty drove many Greeks to emigrate to America. In their home country, agriculture paid inadequately and was long, arduous work. And those already paltry conditions turned destitute for citizens when blight struck their crops. This caused a mass migration from Greece that began in the 1890s and lasted through the 1920s (Iliou, 2007). During that time, many people from Greece sailed to Ellis Island, in hopes of a better future.
The Irish immigrants came to America following World War II, because it was more feasible to get a job here in America than in Ireland (Frank McCourt, Angela’s Ashes). When the Irish came to America they brought with them their unwavering faith. It was after all through their faith that hey had survived the potato famine and the constant warfare that tore apart their country in their battle for independence. Furthermore when the Irish immigrated to America they were met with a lot of resistance from Americans, because of this the Irish dug their heels in even more and endeavored to succeed in the hostile environment they found themselves in. Americans overtime became more accepting of their new neighbors and eventually absorbed the Irish’s faith into their own