Ireland: The Great Potato Famine

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In 1845, Ireland went through one of the worst time periods in the history of Ireland, known as the "Great Potato Famine”. Because people in Ireland relied so much on potatoes, a crop failure due to a late blight started the six year famine. This famine was disastrous for the people in Ireland causing more than 25% of the population to emigrate or die. By 1852, the famine finally died down because the potato recovering and there was a lot less people to feed. Overall, the famine was disastrous period of time for Ireland.
The people of Ireland at the time, relied heavily on the potato crop. Around 1945 a late blight called Phytophthora Infestans wreaked havoc on this crop, the disease destroyed its leaves and edible roots. This disease also
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