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Hungersnot — famine (English)
A severe shortage of food, as through crop failure or over population. It may be due to poor harvests following drought, floods, earthquake, war, social conflict, etc.

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Hungersnot (German)
Eine schwerwiegende Knappheit von Nahrung, wie durch Ernteausfall oder Überbevölkerung. Sie kann durch eine magere Ernte infolge von Dürre, Hochwasser, Erdbeben, Krieg, soziale Konflikte etc. hervorgrufen werden.

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