ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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UNITED STATES- Political Use of Grain Surpluses

September 27, 1975 block; after all it helps to deflect the blows that would fall on us at home." But no for long. The Coptic church still continued to extract 50-05 per cent of the harvest from an increasingly pauperised peasantry. As the sixties wore on the sporadic peasant uprisings took on a markedly political, anti-church and anti-feudal character. To this was joined the Eritrean struggle which continued to bleed national resources. But what proved to be the catalytic factor was the famine of 1972-73

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