The Truth Behind The Irish Famine 1845 - 1852 by Jerry Mulvihill
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In 1845, Ireland was part of the United Kingdom which was the richest and most powerful nation in the world. Ireland was producing a surplus of food. However, between 1845 and 1852, more than 1.5 million Irish people starved to death, while massive quantities of food were being exported from their country to Britain. A half million people were evicted from their homes, often illegally and violently, during the potato blight . Another 1.5 million had no choice but to immigrate to foreign lands aboard rotting, overcrowded " coffin ships".
The famine left a scar so deep within the Irish people, that it set in motion a war that would finally gain Ireland its independence from Britain in 1922. This is the story of how that immense tragedy came to pass.This is the truth behind the Irish famine.