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Thread #29862   Message #380026
Posted By: Noreen
22-Jan-01 - 07:28 PM
Thread Name: Queen Victoria
Subject: RE: Queen Victoria
I usually stay away from dangerous ground like this, but it would be more accurate to call the events in Ireland 'The Great Hunger' rather than a famine. There was more than enough food produced in Ireland to feed the population, but it was exported for the profits of absentee landlords, thoughout all the years of the "famine".

Sorry, mousethief, but as usual the truth in never pure and rarely simple...