The Great Depression was caused by an overproduction of agricultural goods which led to an increase on imports and falling prices in the Chinese market. It also included widespread fighting among warlords. A quote that represents how hard the Great Depression was for industrial business owners is, “but it was the time of widespread fighting among warlords, who all levied heavy taxes. This, combined with the effects of the Great Depression, made it an extremely difficult time to run a textile factory” (Chang 104). Also, prior to the establishment of the Renminbi becoming the national currency in 1935, there were many different forms of payment.
To cite an instance, Brown University wrote, “because of illness and death workers became exceedingly scarce so even peasants felt the effects of the new rise in wages”(“social”). The population decline affected the economy in many ways. Though there were many negative consequences, there were also some positives, such as higher wages. Additionally, an excerpt from 'The Black Death’ reads “The Black Death did more than kill large numbers of people. It also altered many social customs disrupted trade, and made most people fearful of contact with strangers”(Bender 65).
As mentioned before the classic period was quite unfortunate times for the Mayans, hundreds of thousands of people were living in the cities. While the number of people were increasing in the cities, living conditions and especially, the space for each people were decreasing. Obviously, not only living patterns affected, but also the economy and culture. More people means more demand for the food, thus, the need for agricultural growth also increased. Nonetheless, such demands could not have fulfilled at that time because overpopulation happened not only in a city, but a whole Yucatan peninsula.
According to Willa Cather, the life on the plains in the west was difficult and hard. Cather adds that people had issues farming, raising animals, as well as going into debt. (Document 3) Because the farmers bought land from the rail companies, they lost a major amount of money. The cost of the land, as well as the cost of transportation of food, made the living as farmers more difficult. Also, at the time the railroad companies began to have issues, so they increased prices for shipping as well as making the middlemen take more money from the farmers.
Increasing proportions of deforestation is because of industrial activities and large scale agriculture. By the beginning of the 2000’s more than three quarters of forest clearing was for cattle farming Illegal logging is a main cause of deforestation in the vicious cycle of rainforest destruction. This is when farmers remove valuable timber from areas that they have illegally occupied. This results in land grabbers building roads that lead into untouched parts of the Amazon which opens more doors into the wonders and exposes the forest to exploitation and destruction without even a second thought or an understanding of the damage being done and the consequences of these
The problems emerged as the population grew massive in china during the 18th and 19th centuries. The growing had a pressure on land which cause deforestation, there were not enough food for everyone so smaller farms were given to peasant population. There were a lot of increased corruption including poorly maintained public work and loss of impoverishment, misery, and starvation. Since there were too many people, the government did not expand they were able to performed effectively on flood control, famine, rebellion, etc. In mid-19th century a majority population of China are addicted to opium drug which cause a major threat to their economy and social order.
People were afraid and concerned since they had a major insufficiency of jobs, supplies and shelter. Many companies began to enforce wage cutbacks and increased workload. Relief was not being offered to all the unfortunate Canadians who did not have a job. Many people were laid off from factories which meant that supplies were scarce as not many people could afford to provide for their family’s, people turned to the government to find a solution. I believe that their expectations were much too high as the government was struggling too.
Moreover, this uneven distribution of wealth has contributed enormously to increased poverty and deprivation in the US. In fact, 1 in 7 Americans today experience hunger and 16 million children live in poverty. Additionally, too great economic inequality prevents the economy from growing. In view of middle-class worker’s reduction or stagnation in salaries, they have less disposable income to spend. Thus, businesses suffer and must cut costs, which inevitably leads to even more reduced revenues for
Governments also physically regulated them to impoverished parts of the countryside and cities (Sharma, 2012). During this time, the white minority benefited from discriminatory public policy. The inequality gap grew as many non-whites did not have the chance to accumulate capital in their own form of land, finance, skills, education or social network. According to Sharma (2012) high inequality increases if the creation of job opportunities is limited on a large enough scale and this was exactly the case in South Africa pre 1994, the rich and poor were kept apart, but they all still lived in the same country. Unemployment and therefore also income inequality have strong geographic dimensions, with insiders being largely urban and outsiders rural.
The devastating effect of the disease will not only concern labor availability and capacity. Farmers abandoned their farms located in the epicenter of the disease and with the rest of the population fled to areas that do not have the disease (many shops have been forced to close as part of the quarantine measures). There will be consequences of this exodus in the mid-term. The planting season is / will start soon; the lack of planting will create food shortage and pressure on food prices, which are likely to increase and to generate inflation and pressure on the currency as well as shortage of foreign
When the Dust Bowl came it completely destroyed the agriculture due to the severe drought that had come before the actual storm arrived. Some of the farmers managed to actually farm the areas of the drought, but once the storms arrived
Many of the serfs died, so the remaining ones demanded higher wages. More effects of the plague were, that the lack of customers started to drive down the prices of items in stores, this ended the crusades because all the soldiers had died. It weakened the church’s power because people started to question their faith, and everyone blamed the jews for it. Some long term effects were that wages increased, for there was a shortage in labor and land became more
For example, on page 134, it states “Oh the effects of it were real the rising prices, the shortages of everything, the news that so-and-so had been killed in some far away battle.” This means that everyone is affected no matter what. Most farmers need to buy some of their food, so the rising prices make it harder for them to make a living. Many people will lose their jobs and mostly everyone will be hungry all the time. Its even more unfair because these people don’t want to be in the war, but are feeling the effects of it anyways. On page 190, it says “I didn’t see how they could find Sam guilty, he’d fought for three years, he’d risked his life, how could they decide to punish him for something he hadn’t done?
The worst man made ecological disaster in American history; The Dust Bowl. During The Great Depression, jobs, money, and food were scarce it forced the farmers to over work the soil because there was very little money and food them. So,they had to plant more crops to make ends met. But they did not realize that they were braking up the dirt creating the dust bowl. The first dust blizzard was in 1931.And there was also a drought in 1931-1939 that dried the area.
The rise and fall of the Populist party all started when farmers from all over the nation gathered together and addressed some common problems that they were facing. Farmers were stuck in a bad economic cycle. Prices for their crops were falling, and unfortunately farmers often had to mortgage their farms so that they could buy more land and produce more crops in order to “flourish”. There was very little suitable land to farm and cultivate and banks were foreclosing on the mortgages of farmers who could not make the payments on their loans. Moreover, the railroads were being taken advantage of farmers by charging excessive prices for shipping and storage.