The Irish Genocide
WHAT IS IT AND WHEN WAS IT?
- The Great Famine was a period of mass starvation, disease and emigration.
- It lasted between 1845 and 1852.
- Sometimes referred to as the Irish Potato Famine (but not in Ireland) due to the fact that about two-fifths of the population was solely reliant on this cheap crop for a number of historical reasons.
- Approximately 1 million people died and a million more emigrated from Ireland during the famine.
- Caused the island's population to fall by 20-25 percent.
WHO WAS INVOLVED AND WHERE WERE THEY?
- The Great Famine took place in the country of Ireland.
- Ireland is located in the United Kingdom in Europe.
- Many blame Britain and their Free Trade Policy for the famine.
WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT?
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