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tristin asked in Social ScienceAnthropology · 10 months ago

Can you think of a civilization that had a famine due to overpopulation?

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  • Syria, Kenya, Ethiopia.

    Agriculture based economies always over produce children, because you can make money off them till the drought years.

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  • 10 months ago

    Many of the Central/South American civilisations due to over large populations when the weather patterns changed.

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  • 10 months ago

    Ecological failure and infrastructural breakdown is a new alternative theory regarding the end of the Khmer Empire. Scientists working on the Greater Angkor Project have shown that the Khmers had an elaborate system of reservoirs and canals built and used primarily for irrigation and also trade and transportation. The two vast barays (reservoirs) impounded monsoon flood waters which could then be used through the canals to irrigate off season crops. Canals were also used for transport of harvested rice. The system required labour-intensive maintenance particularly for de-silting. As the population grew there was more strain on the water system. During the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, there were also severe climatic changes impacting the water management system. Periods of drought led to decreases in agricultural productivity, and violent floods due to monsoons damaged the infrastructure during this vulnerable time. To adapt to the growing population, trees were cut down from the Kulen hills and cleared out for more rice fields. That created rain runoff carrying sediment to the canal network.

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  • JimZ
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    10 months ago

    All famines were due to overpopulation in the sense that there wasn't enough food to feed the number of people.

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  • Zirp
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    10 months ago

    Easter Island

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  • Anonymous
    10 months ago

    look at the black plauge..before the whole europe was in famine then after..it ws all good..then ireland had the great patato famine then their was africa....

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  • Anonymous
    10 months ago

    China did but it was because they killed all the Sparrows

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  • Greg
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    Too many

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