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First Assignment Cross Cultural Instructed by: Richard Harnack Christie Strawser 7/7/2009
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In my reading of  1900:  A Preview of the Twentieth Century,  I found similarities to modern  day society in all five of the events discussed.  What stuck out to me the most was the Indian  Famine.  “According to one estimate, 15 million Indians died from hunger in the first 50 years of  the nineteenth century.” What was particularly shocking was that in 1901 landowners in India exported two and  one-half times more food grains than they kept.  Also, instead of helping, the British continued to  impose taxes while millions were still starving to death.   This relates to today’s society in the fact that millions of people STILL die from starvation,  while countries, like ours, are extremely wasteful.    Most United States citizens probably don’t 
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