Dingo the Dissident

THE BLOG OF DISQUIET : Qweir Notions in the Armpit of Diogenes by DINGO the DISSIDENT binge-thinker since February 2008.
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Sunday, 14 April 2019

Most native English-speakers

have heard of The Great Irish Famine
(so-called because there had been lots of numerically-smaller famines before 1845).

Millions of the least-poor Irish fled
(because of the excellent military-road system)
to ports where boats would take them
(at a price) to England, Scotland, Canada, Mexico,
Chile...and, of course the United States of America.

But, it seems, none emigrated to France.

Language cannot have been a reason,
since many emigrants did not speak English.

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
was not at war with France.

The potato famine of 1845-50 affected the whole of northern Europe,
especially eastern Germany and Poland.
Even so, why were there no Irish emigrants
to (Iberia or) France ?


1 comment:

bandit said...

Monoculture. The potatoes, I mean.