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    Ireland The Great Famine

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    thing to engulf a nation. This is of course the Great Hunger, also known as the Great Famine. It was one if not the most devastating events in Irish history. Costing Ireland an estimated 800,000 lives to hunger , and even more emigrating out to other nations. Though this number does not stack up to other tragedies in size, this made up roughly 10 percent of the population alone, not accounting for those who had left. But what did the loss of the potato crop do to Ireland. Potatoes started in Peru when the Spanish discovered them, they proceeded to bring the back to Europe and that’s where…

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    Second, nationalism, a patriotic feeling for one’s country, used by both the working-class and capitalists resulted from the class divide. Regarding the working-class’s utilization, the Great Famine serves as an example. When the Irish population boomed, and the potato crop plummeted, a famine resulted. The British government did very little to help the struggling Irish, and nationalism became the Irish workers’ tool to counter the capitalistic British. McKay describes, “The Great Famine also…

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    While the Great famine could not have happened without the failure of the potato crop – something beyond the control of the British Government- their subsequent response, or there lack of, to the crisis greatly contributed to the devastation caused by the blight. As evidenced by Tony Blair’s 1997 apology to the Irish people, the British Government’s policies during the Great Famine toward a country it was, on paper at least, in union with, were unforgivable. Although the Conservative government…

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    to the early 1850s, was the Irish potato famine. There is some debate over whether the British were to blame for the mass emigration of the Irish, or that this emigration was bound to happen anyway. Many historians have established their positions on this issue, including Christine Kinealy and Hasia R. Diner. Kinealy, the author of This Great Calamity: The Irish Famine 1845-52, argues that the British are to blame for this mass emigration from Ireland. In contrast Hasia, the author of Where…

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    The Great Famine The Soviet Union thinks tense? of ways to take over the Ukraine to implement them in their everyday lives. The famine was also called Holodomor, which means a deliberately implemented starvation. The Ukrainian farmers were given chances to join collectivization yet, they instinctively decided to remain independent. People were evacuated and sent to different places such as Cuba, with death in their future. People were sent to concentration camps where ultimately, death was the…

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    The Great Potato Famine

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    The Great Grandparents on Dad’s Mother’s side immigrated from Ireland during the Great Potato Famine when they were 18 and 19 years old. This was a time of tremendous hardship for many people in Ireland as the main agricultural crop; the potato failed badly for a number of years in a row. People in Ireland were found dead with green rings around their mouths as they ate grass in a vain effort to survive. Mothers and Fathers placed their faith and children on boats to America in an effort to…

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    Great Famine DBQ Essay

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    1.The Great Famine was mainly caused by severe weather. There were an unusual number of storms, which ruined crops people largely depended on, like wheat, oat, and hay crops. Food was scarce, and a price inflation ensued. The Great Famine profoundly impacted medieval society because it resulted in a higher mortality rate, higher crime rate, and less productivity from the laborers due to insufficient nutritions. Additionally, villages were abandoned and there was an increase in vagabonds, or…

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    The Potato Famine, or Blight, was first recorded August, 1845 in Dublin, Ireland. It was the beginning of the greatest famine Europe would face in the 19th century. In a mere five years the potato harvest failed four times. During the famine, “... over one million Irish perished and a further two million fled the land, never to return.” (Nally, David. “That Coming Storm”). In just under five years, three million people were either dead or had immigrated. Needless to say the Potato Famine forever…

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    throughout short to extended periods of time. Trauma can affect at different levels, at an individual of course, but also at a widespread socio-cultural one, a trauma that resides in the collective consciousness of a people, as exemplified by the effects on the Irish people due to the great famine. Significant trauma can cause a great degree of mental anguish, distress, fear and general hardship which can pervade much to just about all of a single person or an entire people’s lives. A serious…

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    Devastating and Drastic, the Irish Potato Famine changed Ireland in a variety of ways. Farmers and regular people were starving to death due to the lack of healthy potatoes. The people in Ireland were extremely dependent on potatoes and when the blight came the economy went down. As the fungus spread throughout the country, people began to lose their main source of food. Since the people in Ireland depended on the potato, it made the population cripple with the lack of a healthy food. The Irish…

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