Iceland’s Volcano – winter of discontent and a French revolution

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The eruption also eventually killed tens of thousands of people on the Continent. Benjamin Franklin was in Paris at the time and was one of the first to connect the rapid change in local weather that collapsed European agriculture with a volcanic explosion. 1783 became known as the horrible “year without summer.” Europe plunged into a period of poverty that lasted for years. Some historians believe that this may have contributed to the French Revolution of 1789.

“Europe plunged into a period of poverty” are we there yet? perhaps we need to look at things differently. From another point of view.

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