sirfiachraface replied to your post: @leeann
i think calling it genocide is definately putting it in a whole different ballpark ie. akin to the genocides in Germany, Rwanda, Armenia etc. however it is certainly the fault of the british. and they could have stopped the famine easily.
Yeah, I still wouldn’t call it a genocide— I would more so blame the British attitude being one of lackadaisical incompetence then outright pure evil which the word genocide carries a LOT more, honestly.
Though at the same time I just remembered the Holodomor thing in Ukraine and if one was to argue calling teh Famine here something along the Holodomor lines I SUPPOSE I could see the argument there.
though if I recall correctly the Holodomor was a bigger scale and that wasn’t quite incompetence since the Soviet Union was definitely pushing food production in Ukraine far far beyond its capabilities, and I am fairly sure the British tried importing some sort of relief to Ireland but it actually aggravated the blight more.
I am remembering some facts just off the top of my head, so I suppose I should refresh my 1840s stuff