Famines in History

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Famines in History

  1. 1. Famines in History Presentation by: Mitch Aden Agron 342
  2. 2. Irish Potato Famine <ul><li>Most Famous Famine </li></ul><ul><li>Began in 1845 </li></ul><ul><li>Around 90% of Potatoes Ruined 2 nd year </li></ul>Ireland’s location in Europe http://www.ireland-map.co.uk/maps/location-of-ireland-in-europe.gif
  3. 3. Irish Potato Famine <ul><li>Causes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Late Potato Blight </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>British Policies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wheat and Beef Exported to England </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Irish Farmers Did Not Own Land </li></ul></ul>Late Potato Blight http://www.sciencedaily.com/images/2007/01/070102132649.jpg
  4. 4. Irish Potato Famine <ul><li>Effects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Deaths from Starvation Estimated at One Million </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Immigrants to America Estimated at One Million </li></ul></ul>Depiction of an Attach on a Potato Store http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/17/99517-004-06CEDF53.jpg
  5. 5. India Great Famine <ul><li>1876 – 1878 </li></ul><ul><li>India a British Colony </li></ul><ul><li>Land Controlled by British </li></ul>Map Containing India and Britain www.maps.google.com
  6. 6. India Great Famine <ul><li>Causes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Drought </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Crops Exported to Europe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimal Relief Effort </li></ul></ul>Indian Famine Victims http://www.rageboy.com/mbimages/india-famine-family-crop-420.jpg
  7. 7. India Great Famine <ul><li>Effects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Over Five Million Deaths From Starvation and Disease </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Between 6 and 10 Million Deaths Total </li></ul></ul>Malaria contributed to many deaths during this period http://patentdocs.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/2007/04/24/malaria_special.jpg
  8. 8. Implications Of Each <ul><li>Social </li></ul><ul><li>Ethical </li></ul><ul><li>Political </li></ul><ul><li>Economic </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental </li></ul><ul><li>Lasting Effects </li></ul>
  9. 9. Resources <ul><li>Dwyer, Gerald and Lindsay Cotton. (1984). Robert Giffen and the Irish Potato. The American Economic Review. Volume 74, Issue 1 (Mar 1884) 188-192. </li></ul><ul><li>Fraser, Evan. (2003). Social Vulnerability and Ecological Fragility: Building Bridges between Social and Natural Sciences Using the Irish Potato Famine as a Case Study. Conservation Ecology. Volume 7, Issue 2 (Oct 2003) Article 9. </li></ul><ul><li>Liption, Peter. (1993). Making a Difference. Philosophica. Cambridge University. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Famine in India” (August 2008). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Famine_in_India . Accessed November 12 th , 2008. </li></ul>

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