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History of the United States
The Great Depression

How many people died during the depression?

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December 17, 2011 2:48PM

From what I have read on-line, estimates are between 9 and 12 million.

We could see this happen again when there is economic collapse leading to a run on the banks, and grocery stores. We live in a world today were many people do not have the patience to stand in food lines, not that FEMA can feed us all anyways. Another negative factor is the "just-in-time" supply chain today. One must ask, "How many days can my neighbor go without food before he is willing to steal or kill to feed his starving crying kids.