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Famine Effects Essay Examples

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Development Aid for Ethiopia Fell as War Breaks out in 1998
There are many causes for famine in Ethiopia. Some of which include: crop failure, war, and food/water shortages. Nearly all famines result from crop failure. The chief causes of crop failure include: drought, flooding and plant disease and pests. Ethiopia has large areas near deserts, where rainfall is light and variable (...
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A History of the Irish Potato Famine in the Late Summer of 1845
One hundred fifty years ago in the late summer of 1845 one of the greatest human ecological disasters in the history of the world began in Ireland. A fungus from North America established itself in Ireland and commenced to destroy the potato crop. When the fungus had run its course at least 1 1/1 million, possibly a...
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Ethiopia: Poverty and the Disease of Famine - Causes and Cures
Case Study - Ethiopia Nearly half of Sub Saharan Africa's 45 independent countries encounter frequent serious food crises. Ethiopia, one of the world's larger countries, has long been plagues with the torment of poverty, illiteracy, hunger and disease. Famine, a reduction in everyday food supply, is a widespread problem t...
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A Study on the Signs of African Famine
What exactly is famine? Many people think that famine is always caused by environmental factors, but this was not the cause for the African famines. Famine can be defined as a natural or man-made disaster. Some of the signs of a famine may be the price of food goes up, certain amount of economic distress, minor migration to...
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The Great Famine in Ireland between 1845 and 1849
Ireland is a country that has had many crop failures but the Famine of 1845-1849 was the worst ever. The people had become so dependent on the potato that when it failed they had nothing else. They had no money, no parliament in country to give them relief and no rights to keep them from being evicted from the land they dil...
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Immigration to America Over Hundreds of Years
Immigration is a very controversial topic we discuss every day. 12,000 years ago immigrants started coming to America. They came here to escape things such as, poverty, misery, lack of resources, and better job opportunities. People from all over the world come here because they think they will have a better life. Immigrant...
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A Paper on Irish 1845 Potato Famine and the Responsibilities of Government
In 1845, Ireland suffered through a potato famine that killed over two million Irish. History has taught us to believe that those two million died because of a fungus that caused all the potatoes to be bad. The guilt doesn't rest with the fungus, but with the myriad of problems before it. The potatoes should not be blamed f...
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A Paper on Ways the Civilians Were Affected by WWI
The number of soldiers that died during the course of World War 1 was staggering. Although these numbers are astounding in themselves, the numbers of civilians affected by the events of World War 1 are even more saddening. From 1904-1918, civilians in Europe were affected in many ways, three different ways being the bombing...
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Reasons Why Irish Migrated to Australia
Why Irish people migrated to Australia Between the years of 1845 and 1849, Ireland experienced a devastating natural disaster known as the Potato Famine. During this period and in the succeeding years, living conditions in Ireland were so terrible that Irish citizens emigrated in droves. Their experiences as immigrants t...
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Famine Reared Its Ugly Head in Europe After Years of Bad Harvest
Agriculture during the medieval time was a very complex system. The weather played a major role in the harvest. A week of unpleasant rain in May, followed by an abnormal cold, humid summer might have thrown off the summer harvest, resulting in a shortfall of food. Due to a surplus left over from the previous harvest, no one...
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