The late years of China’s Yuan Dynasty, from the early 1340s to 1368, are considered one of the most disastrous in human history. Why is this?

Answer: Dominated by conflict and famine, millions perished. Fatalities are estimated as high as thirty million, an incredible 5.6% of the population of the world at that time.

Source: The Dictionary of World History by Nelson; General Historical Texts.

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