Major famines as geopolitical strategies

@article{Hickman2019MajorFA,
  title={Major famines as geopolitical strategies},
  author={J. Hickman},
  journal={Comparative Strategy},
  year={2019},
  volume={38},
  pages={224 - 233}
}
  • J. Hickman
  • Published 2019
  • Political Science
  • Comparative Strategy
Abstract This article offers a preliminary checklist for identifying the geopolitical motivations of decision makers responsible for major famines, events defined as economic and social crises causing one million or more excess deaths. Three geopolitical motivations are identified in three major famines in the twentieth century. The 1932–1933 Ukrainian famine illustrates the strategy of starving a geographically concentrated, politically distrusted minority into submission and repopulating… Expand

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