9th Class Social Science Peasants and Farmers Question Bank Long Answer Type - Peasants and Farmers

  • question_answer What happened to the soldiers who returned to their villages from Napoleonic wars?

    Answer:

    (i) When soldiers returned to their villagers, they needed alternative jobs to survive.
    (ii) But during this time, grain from Europe began flowing into England, prices declined and agricultural depression set in.
    (iii) Landowners began reducing the area they cultivated and demanded that the imports of crops be stopped.
    (iv) They tried to cut wages and the number of workmen they employed. The unemployed poor moved from village to village in search of jobs.


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