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jedishrfu
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Nov15-12, 11:07 PM
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As an aside the Irish Potato Famine was part of a larger European Potato famine that hit Ireland and Scotland particularly hard. The famine was made worse in Ireland by the absentee landlords who wanted crops grown and exported rather than kept in Ireland to feed the starving.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Potato_Famine