The Malawi Famine: The American Great Depression

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How is the Malawi famine not like the American Great Depression? The time periods that they happened in also changed what happened and who and what it had affected. How big and important the country is can determine how much help and support the country will get. But, what the countries had learned from their experiences can help if they ever go through the same thing again. The American great depression and the Malawi famine are not like each other because in the advances in technology. During the time of the American Great Depression, there were using printing presses and flying in an airplane had only been around for about twenty years. There weren’t any computers or wall outlets to plug things into. The Malawi famine happened during more…show more content…
One of the things that had been learned is that they should contact countries that aren 't suck by depression or famine to help replenish the food and supplies for the country or area of county. If Malawi officials had decided to do that then the country wouldn’t have been through the famine as long as they did. “We’d pass through it like a dream, our three mouthfuls of food, leaving no trace in our bodies”. For the people of Malawi, they had to start rationing their food. They did this by cutting back their meals from three meals a day to eating only one meal a day that was usually dinner. They also cut back on the amount of food they ate so they could make it last but, the food was such a little amount and wasn 't filled with protein it would leave no trace in their bodies. How is the Malawi famine not like the American Great Depression? The American great depression and the Malawi famine are not like each other because in the advances in technology. Another difference in the two is the amount of empathy given to the suffering countries. But, the two are also similar in was like in what they learned from their

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