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British destroy India's manufacturing economy to subsidise growth of manufactures in Britain and increase the old Mughal land tax. India becomes a raw material exporter. Predictable consequence of reducing food production for indigo and opium ignored.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of ... ritish_Raj
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The Desmond Rebellions (1569–1573 and 1579–1583) took place in the southern province of Munster, when the Fitzgerald Earl of Desmond dynasty resisted the imposition of an English governor into the province. The second of these rebellions was put down by means of a forced famine, which may have killed up to a third of Munster's population.
the Parliamentarians based in Cork devastated the Confederates' territory in Munster, provoking famine among the civilian population.
The death toll of the conflict was huge. William Petty, a Cromwellian who conducted the first scientific land and demographic survey of Ireland in the 1650s (the Down Survey), concluded that at least 400,000 people and maybe as many as 620,000 had died in Ireland between 1641 and 1653. The true figure may be lower, but the lowest suggested is about 200,000.
The bishop of Cloyne wondered "how a foreigner could possibly conceive that half the inhabitants are dying of hunger in a country so abundant in foodstuffs?". In the 1740s, these economic inequalities, when combined with an exceptionally cold winter and poor harvest, led directly to the Great Irish Famine (1740-1741), which killed about 400,000 people.
In 1906 a radical, allegedly Mahdist, Muslim uprising [in Nigeria] that received the support of many fugitive slaves was brutally crushed. In the south, slaves legally could be forced to return to their owners until 1914.
It's all right though, if you don't murder your victims in a factory.
Attrition, the strategy that dares not speak its name.