Earlier Famines

Some articles on famine, earlier, famines:

Irish Famine (1879)
... The Irish famine of 1879 was the last main Irish famine ... Unlike the earlier Great Famines of 1740-1741 and 1845-1849 the 1879 famine (sometimes called the "mini-famine" or An Gorta Beag) caused hunger rather than mass deaths, due to changes in the technology of food ... Since the famine of the 1840s a railway system had been built, allowing food to be transported to the west of Ireland in days instead of months ...

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