VI. The World Wars and the Interwar Period, 1914–1945 > J. Africa, 1914–1945 > 2. Regions > g. Madagascar
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(See 1905)
 
g. Madagascar
 
 
1914–18
 
Forty-one thousand Malagasy served in European war; war stimulated the demand for labor and production of rice, other foods, and graphite.  1
 
1914–30
 
The economy depended largely on the export of rice, hides, and meat.  2
 
1929–35
 
The depression led to the collapse of commodity prices and forced government aid to settler agriculture. Weakened settler agriculture was an encouragement of Malagasy production.  3
 
1935–39
 
Successful commodity production in rural areas and organization of workers led to beginnings of modern nationalist movement. (See Madagascar)  4
 
 
 
The Encyclopedia of World History, Sixth edition. Peter N. Stearns, general editor. Copyright © 2001 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Maps by Mary Reilly, copyright 2001 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

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