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The Lost Paradise Java, an island belonging to Indonesia, was once said to be a paradise. Today it has to deal with a fast-growing population, increase of slums in the metropolitan areas, unemployment, and loss of agricultural areas. So what were the causes that led to metamorphosis from paradise into a growing disaster? It all started off with the Europeans coming to Java, bringing their medicines with them. It helped to avoid a lot of deaths by disease and in early childhood, but on the other hand, it made families grow. Since the Javanese were not used to family planning and considered a large family a very positive thing, it was hard to convince them to use birth control. As a result, the agricultural use areas of one family were divided into many small parts, so that each family member had something to make his living. But soon these areas grew too small, for they were divided again and again by the big families. For young people born into such a situation, it seemed hopeless to try to live on growing
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This note was uploaded on 11/04/2011 for the course EL 104 taught by Professor Whittenburg during the Fall '10 term at Montgomery College.

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