This is a selective list of known major famines, ordered by date between 108 bc and 1911 ad, there were no fewer than 1,828 major famines in china, or one nearly every year in one or another province however, the famines varied greatly in severity there were 95 famines in britain during the middle ages. During the 18th and early part of the 19th century, plague continued to prevail in turkey, north africa, egypt, syria, and greece once it was a maxim that plague never appeared east of the indus river , but during the 19th century it afflicted more than one district of india: in 1815 gujarat , in 1815 sind, in 1823 the himalayan foothills, and. In the 20th century, as new varieties of potatoes were introduced, the herb-1 strain was eventually replaced by the us-1 phytophthora strain, the researchers said. However, following the irish potato famine of the 1840’s and the immigration of eastern european catholics later in the century, the american catholic population became a much more diverse group who came from many different countries and spoke many different languages.
As we witnessed the starvation, disease, and dying in somalia, it was surely difficult to remember that somalia was the site of the greatest triumph of 20th-century international public health. Marx’s theories were to dominate the 20th century and result in decades of ideological confrontation between the west, represented largely by the united states, and the soviet union this “cold war” occupied a significant portion of the mind and energy of millions of people for almost half a century. Its last plague was in 1533, while in england it was 1665–56, in the baltic region 1709–13, and northern africa and the middle east the 19th century many italian regions followed ragusa’s lead, and after them, other regions of western and central europe.
But the africa we know today as being plagued by famine, poverty and war came about at a much later date these tragic circumstances could have been partly caused by the massive economic dislocation caused by the slave trade and colonization of the 19th and 20th century (hopkins 13. The famines were ended by the 20th century with the exception of the bengal famine of 1943 killing an estimated 21 million bengalis during world war ii  the observations of the famine commission of 1880 support the notion that food distribution is more to blame for famines than food scarcity. The plague continued in intermittent cycles in europe into the mid-8th century and did not re-emerge as a major epidemic until the 14th century the ‘black death’ of europe in 1347 to 1352 the black death of 1347 was the first major european outbreak of the second great plague pandemic that occurred over the 14th to 18th centuries. Additionally, instances of cannibalism by the african jaga were also more prevalent during this time frame, indicating an extreme deprivation of a primary food source  colonial period various famines have occurred in vietnam 20th century famine still occurred in eastern europe during the 20th century. And ever less christian during the 19th century in the period between 1912 and 1923, that is, the first quarter of the 20th century it was a demographic disaster in the middle east.
Famine largely ended by the start of 20th century with the 1943 bengal famine being an exception related to complications during world war ii the 1883 indian famine codes , transportation improvements and changes following independence have been identified as furthering famine relief. However, for the middle part of the 20th century, agriculturalists, economists and geographers did not consider africa to be famine prone (they were much more concerned about asia) [ citation needed ] there were notable counter-examples, such as the famine in rwanda during world war ii and the malawi famine of 1949, but most famines were. Deadliest pandemics of the 20th century a lot more cases are occurring in a lot more different places, she said making it one of the mildest pandemics of the 20th century. Achievements in public health, 1900-1999 impact of vaccines universally recommended for children -- united states, 1990-1998 at the beginning of the 20th century, infectious diseases were widely prevalent in the united states and exacted an enormous toll on the population. Plague is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium yersinia pestis symptoms include fever, weakness and headache usually this begins one to seven days after exposure in the bubonic form there is also swelling of lymph nodes, while in the septicemic form tissues may turn black and die, and in the pneumonic form shortness of breath, cough and chest pain may occur.
During the 20th century, an estimated 70 million people died from famines across the world, of whom fully 30 million died during the famine of 1958-61 in china the other most terrible famines of the century included the 1943 disaster in bengal, famines in china in 1928 and 1942, and a sequence of man-made famines in the soviet union, including. 7 worst killer plagues in history posted on october 15, 2007 august 16 killed more than 300 million people worldwide in the 20th century alone, and most of the native inhabitants of the americas the bubonic plague was the most commonly seen form during the black death, with a mortality rate of thirty to seventy-five percent and. Increased by a factor of 200 during the 19th century if these changes are essentially the result of the growth of the size of the city, the 19th century is also. In terms of more recent events, from the second half of the 20th century onwards, famines in africa have become increasingly associated with civil war, and include a number of crises in places that were not previously prone to famines at all, such as mozambique and biafra in nigeria.
Those ethnic groups did not exist prior to the 20th century when they concept of the nation state was forcibly imposed on the region by the soviet union before then there was no more national identity than native american confederations like the iroquois or the various african kingdoms. Examples from the 20th century include the chinese famine of 1959–61, which resulted in 15–30 million deaths, the ethiopian famine of 1984–85, which caused approximately 1 million deaths but affected more than 8 million people, and the north korean famine of roughly 1995–99, which killed an estimated 25 million people. The plague returned at various times, killing more people, until it left europe in the 19th century europe until the black death of the 14th century cholera was the first of several cholera pandemics to sweep through asia and europe during the 19th and 20th centuries.
During the 20th century, famines shifted from europe and asia to sub-saharan africa, where large famines occurred in the sahel and the horn of africa in the mid–1970s and mid–1980s in the 21st century, famines remain a widespread problem in the developing world. The famines were ended by the 20th century with the exception of the bengal famine of 1943–44— even though there were no crop failures —killing 15 million to 3 million bengalis during world war ii. During the 20th century, an estimated 70 million people died from famines across the world, of whom fully 30 million died during the famine of 1958-61 in china the other most terrible famines of the century included the 1942-1945 disaster in bengal, famines in china in 1928 and 1942, and a sequence of man-made famines in the soviet union. Overpopulation, bad harvests, and epidemic diseases like the black plague help cause hundreds of famines in europe during the middle ages--95 in britain alone in 1235, some londoners are reduced to eating tree bark to survive 20,000 of them die of starvation.
Following is a summary of the 10 worst famines of the 20th century it is very difficult to assess the exact number of people who died in any one famine the figures given are best estimates 1. Immigration timeline whole tribes were decimated by such newly introduced diseases as small pox, measles, and the plague by the end of the 16th century, the spanish were established in st augustine, and by the early 17th century thriving communities dotted the landscape: the british in new england and virginia, the dutch in new york and.