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    • THE LITTLE ICE AGE ROBERT WESLEY BRIDGER JR HISTORY 141, 71154
    • WHAT WAS THE LITTLE ICE AGE?
      • Change in the Earth`s average temperature by 2-4 degrees Fahrenheit.
      • This change is thought to have come from a few possible places.
        • Large increase in volcanic activity.
        • Ocean current/temperature change by way of melting glaciers.
        • Low amount of Sun Spots, causing less solar radiation.
    • WHEN DID THE LITTLE ICE AGE OCCUR?
      • Started around the turn of the 14 th century and ended in the mid 19 th century, lasting over 500 years.
      • The year 1816 is known as “the year of no summer.”
    • WHAT WAS ITS EFFECT ON HISTORY?
      • It destroyed the usual crops of Europe, making way for something new, the potato.
      • Disease and malnutrition made an easy way for the plague to arrive, killing off a third of the European population.
      • Encouraged reasons for the Thirty Years War.
      • It`s unpredictable weather created a storm that destroyed a large portion of the Spanish Armada.
    • NAPOLEONS GRAND ARMY
      • June, 1812 Napoleon led a 500,000 man army from Lithuania with the hope of conquering Russia.
      • The Russians burned the fields, villages, and poisoned the wells along the route to deny the French use of their food, shelter, and water.
      • The French army began to die off at a rapid rate from illness, hunger, and the cold.
      • By the time the French left the burnt city of Moscow and returned to Vilnius, a mere 40,000 remained. With a lack of provisions and heavy illness already set in, the soldiers continued to die.
    • SOURCES
      • Documentary Film (History Channel) : Little Ice Age
      • Baltics Worldwide: The Napoleon Graves