Asked in History of the United StatesThe Great Depression
How many people died during the depression?
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.