They committed many crimes that caused great tragedy throughout the country. Sviatoslav Karavansky testified in front of the United States Ukraine Famine Commission stating “My parents wondered how it was possible that such great quantities of food were being exported while the village population was starving” (Document D). He said as he testified that the government was starving them and hurting them even more by taking all their food. The Government took everything from these people and punished them if they didn’t follow the new law. Clarence Manning wrote, ”They even in places took specimens of fecal matter from the toilets in an effort to learn by analysis whether the peasants has stolen government property and were eating grain” (document J).
Stalin denied the famine that was in Ukraine and continued to export grain that would’ve kept all of those people alive for 2 years. Ukrainians became so desperate they started eating leaves off of trees, killed animals like dogs and cats, other people went completely insane and resorted to cannibalism. People lying on the sidewalks that were still alive sometimes were thought to be dead and were carried away and buried alive. Many countries and international relief organizations tried offering their help but Ukraine turned them away. It’s an estimate that 2.5-7.5 million Ukrainians died altogether.
The government gave the people the land they needed to grow their wheat but shortly after both their land and their wheat prices shriveled up. Causing the people to have no food or money and now the environment seemed to be giving them a beating. The land was now being swept away and becoming a part of the storm. It was becoming harder for people to support their families and keep their dignity. These people also had to face the realization of the declining fortunes.
The Balad of Tom Joad demonstrates that the dust bowl and drought led to the massive migration of Americans and Canadians during the Great Dust Bowl years. For example, numerous tenant farmers were forced out of their homes because the atrocious weather destroyed the farmland in a large area. Actually, drought and dust bowl forced a crowd of despairing people to migrate. Therefore, the twelve Joads left their home and decided to migrant to a better place. In the song, “said: "I 'm stayin ' with the farm till I die” (Woody Guthrie, 29).
Also all of the secondary business went down too, so nobody bought anything so all the workers were unemployed. Afterwards the businesses which relied on others, for example cars rely on tyres so if the tyre business went down then the car business would have to go down. This happened all over America and had a huge knock-off effect on the farmers as they need a lot of farmers to grow crops. This was all because of a financial disaster, and all of the countries around the world were involved and lasted for a decade. This links to the novel because Lennie and George signify a s being from the depression and looking for jobs.
People that lived in that area could not step outside or they would get dust in their lungs. Livestock could not breath or find food sources. Thousands of people lost their homes due to the storm. Changes in farming and agriculture in the early 1900s altered the landscape and soil creating the perfect environment for the Dust Bowl and impacted living conditions and economic policy. First, changes in farming and agriculture over the years led to the conditions that caused the Dust Bowl and impacted the Great Plains.
After the war, Germany was left in ruins. Cities were practically demolished and major reconstruction would take place in the next few years. Many Germans were left without homes and lost their jobs due to the state of the country and the arising economic depression. As a result of the Holocaust, which was the mass genocide of the Jews, millions of people died and the survivors lost family and had nowhere to go. Similar to the aftermath of WWI, some western countries believed Germany should have strict regulations on what they can and cannot do.
Traders had a reduced amount of demand because no one wanted their goods, 18 000 farmers at the end of 1932 had lost everything and had gone bankrupt, this statistic also lines up with the fact that 1 in 20 farmers were evicted . Prices of houses plummeted by 80% of their original value There was a wide spread drought affecting areas such as Texas and Dakotas . the soil became eroded and the high winds created the terrible dust storms , this area was soon know as the dust
The “Black Blizzard” from Scholastic Scope is about how a major drought caused a horrible disaster in the middle of the U.S.A. When all of this happened, thousands of animals and people died of suffocation when a 7,000 foot tall wave devoured the area. After that, all of the other stuff just went down hill. All of the crops died because of the major drought, farmers lost money and couldn’t afford their houses they lived in, and they couldn’t care for their family. Then another storm hit and scooped up all of the dead crops and the soil that the crops were in.
“Harvesting tomatoes and other produce from the nation’s agricultural fields is arguably the worst job in the country” (Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt 180). Workers, such as Ortiz, are often caught out in the blazing temperatures for hours on end and are exposed to harmful chemicals and pesticides. Sometimes there can be weeks with no work or wages and workers are sent back home on buses. “I only had three days of work this week,“ Ortiz says. “I don’t know how I will pay my rent” (Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt 180).