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What was the impact of the corn on European development between 1750 1900?

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What was the impact of the corn on European development between 1750 - 1900? In this project, we are going to investigate and analyze a certain crop, in this case, the corn, and its influence and impact on European development. We are going to consider different facts, such as population, climate, countries where the corn was and is cultivated, etc, and represent them in graphs and maps in order to support our investigation with visual content. The corn was one of the crops, along with the tomato and the potato, which were taken to Europe. Once in Europe, they made a big impact on the population and the countries' development and growth. ...read more.


They also say that the corn was probably one important source of food for the Aztecs. Early in 1500 BCE, corn began to spread really fast. It was introduced to new cultures, and new uses were developed. Also, new varieties were chosen and selected for a better quality of food. Corn was the principal food, or the only food, of most the pre-Columbian North American, Mesoamerican, South American, and Caribbean cultures. Later, the corn was being used and shortly grown in Europe. With the pass of time, Europe began to grow more corn because of the great impact it made on its development. Corn was also used in World War 1, as one of the principal resources. The corn was a good thing that happened to Europe, but it had its disadvantages too. ...read more.


The temperatures across Eastern Europe, moderated in July, the drought continued in the south and the heat returned to the Balkans in August. Corn grew faster than expected because of the excessive heat. In conclusion, the corn was one of the main resources which helped to increase the population, mostly in Europe. This helped the whole development and growth of the countries there. Corn also made agriculture easier, and so did the potato, because they are much easier to grow than other crops. Despite all the joy corn brought, diseases and pests were also involved. The corn brought several pests which generated crops losses, and this wasn't good because farmers had to grow everything again, and so it took longer for their crops to grow. Corn made a great impact on European development, helping the entire world's development as well. ...read more.

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