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It affected nearly aspect of everyday lives. Businesses closed, people lost all of their money. They lost their jobs. Some took work in the worst of conditions for pennies. Many people started hunting for game just to feed their families. Families in the cities even stooped to catching rats to eat. Suicides increased dramatically. Many people died from starvation and disease unable to feed themselves or pay for a doctor. Many resorted to the barter and trade system instead of money. Of course, there were many more effects.

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