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The year prior to the blight, 15 million tons of potatoes were produced. In 1845, the blight cut that total to 10 million and in 1846, yields fell even more, so that only two million acres produced less than three million tons of edible potatoes. In 1847 only over a quarter of a million acres was sown, so only about two mil... ... middle of paper ... ...over six countries in Northern Ireland. An era of violence and terror had finally ended in Ireland (Connolly). One hundred and fifty years after the famine, one can still see the effect of the famine in the world, in the number of Irish immigrants spread throughout, the treeless landscape of Ireland, the broken down home structures found along the countryside of Ireland, and the emergence of two countries: Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
British Policies During the Great Famine. Retrieved January 13, 2014, from mtholyoke.edu: http://www.mtholyoke.edu/~ebstork/famine.html#anchor2748030
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In the early 1800s life in Ireland wasn’t easy, Irish citizens got by day to day by farming and relying on the potato. The potato was their main source of food and money. With out the potato the Irish would have nothing. No one was prepared for what was about to happen in 1845, the beginning of the Great Irish Potato Famine. The Irish Potato Famine was the worst tragedy in the history of Ireland.
Many people got sick from this disease otherwise known as, Phytophthora Infestins. Phytophthora Infestins killed about 1 million people in Ireland. In the ruins of ancient Peru and Chili, the remains of potatoes dating back to 500 B.C. have been found. Potatoes were such a part of Incan life that they not only ate them, but they worshiped them.
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