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    Research The Irish "Potato Famine" of 1846-50 so the panel can explore shared causes and discuss what can be done to prevent similar outbreaks in the future.

    a discussion of the social, political and environmental conditions that contributed to the famine in whole or in part, a description of the extent of the famine, efforts that were made to alleviate human suffering and the extent to which they were successful.

    Required Length 2-3 pages

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    The Irish Potato Famine
    Research The Irish "Potato Famine" of 1846-50 so the panel can explore shared causes and discuss what can be done to prevent similar outbreaks in the future.

    A discussion of the social, political and environmental conditions that contributed to the famine in whole or in part, a description of the extent of the famine, efforts that were made to alleviate human suffering and the extent to which they were successful.

    Required Length 2-3 pages
    Solution:

    The Irish "Potato Famine" that had started towards late 1845 and continued up to 1850 was a not a result of a natural disaster, but was a result of a lot of factors including social, political and environmental conditions that ultimately resulted in the outbreak of the famine.

    Although many term it as a man-made disaster, this was certainly one of the key reasons that ultimately culminated in this disaster. On the other hand, if we take an overall analysis into the factors, they can be broadly classified into three categories:

    a) Social Factors: The social conditions in Ireland were quite worse before the famine. The unemployment rate was quite high, with social divisions between Catholics and Protestants quite rampant. The social divide was one of the key reasons, because Ireland at that point of time Ireland was dominated by Catholics, with the Irish Catholic population contributing to over 80% of the population, while they owned only 5% of the land (Historyplace.com, n.d).

    This situation was the impact of the Irish support to the ...

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    This solution describes the social, political and environmental conditions that led to the Irish Potato Famine in 1846-1850.

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