Famine killed 7 million people in USA

By | May 21, 2008

Famine killed 7 million people in USA

Another online scandal has been gathering pace recently. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, deleted an article by a Russian researcher, who wrote about the USA’s losses in the Great Depression of 1932-1933. Indignant bloggers began to actively distribute the article on the Russian part of a popular blog service known as Livejournal. The above-mentioned article triggered a heated debate.

The researcher touched upon quite a hot topic in the article – the estimation of the number of victims of the Great Depression in the USA. The material presented in the article apparently made Wikipedia’s moderators delete the piece from the database of the online encyclopedia.

The researcher, Boris Borisov, in his article titled “The American Famine” estimated the victims of the financial crisis in the US at over seven million people. The researcher also directly compared the US events of 1932-1933 with Holodomor, or Famine, in the USSR during 1932-1933.

In the article, Borisov used the official data of the US Census Bureau. Having revised the number of the US population, birth and date rates, immigration and emigration, the researcher came to conclusion that the United States lost over seven million people during the famine of 1932-1933.

“According to the US statistics, the US lost not less than 8 million 553 thousand people from 1931 to 1940. Afterwards, population growth indices change twice instantly exactly between 1930-1931: the indices drop and stay on the same level for ten years. There can no explanation to this phenomenon found in the extensive text of the report by the US Department of Commerce “Statistical Abstract of the United States,” the author wrote. – pravda

Possibly. Don’t believe everything you read in Pravda, however.

2 thoughts on “Famine killed 7 million people in USA

  1. Ann

    I wouldn’t doubt this. FDR had a tremendous responsibility upon assuming the Presidency. Yet, some wealthy and conservative business leaders wanted him to do as little as possible worried as they were about socialism, a political orientation directed at really helping people. Perhaps it was these big business capitalists who wanted or conspired (?) to silence the details of what was going on in the US?

    Everyone seems to belittle “The Great Depression” now, it seems, not recognizing it severity. But, talk to some old people who went through that era and they might tell you different story. The ancient members of my family told me how people used to come to the door asking to do a day’s work for only a meal. Economists don’t even call economic downturns “depressions” any more. But, as I understand it, an economic “depression” is just an extreme rececession, unemployment is high and production is low etc. In the 30’s there were no safeguards to avoid economic crashes as have been installed since.

    If this story is true and our federal government knew the enormity of the crisis during the 30s, then it might explain their silence about the man-made (Stalin imposed) famine in Ukraine and nearby places during the same time and why what’s-his-name received a Pulitzer prize for reporting that there was no famine in Ukraine. Perhaps, it was a way to get peoples’ minds on different things instead delving on suffering and hardships? I don’t know; it just a stab.

  2. TheAdlerian

    I believe it.

    The US had to adopt many Socialist ideas to stop it from happening again. Capitalism doesn’t work and indeed cause a country to become unlivable for many people. Crime and misery climb up and then you have to go a little or a lot Communist in order for the rich people to have comfortable surroundings.

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