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Why Are Forests Affected by Wars? - Social Science

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Why are forests affected by wars?

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Forests are affected by wars on account of a variety of reasons. During the World Wars, Britain was ruthless in cutting down forests in India for war needs. To avoid Japan the profits from the forest industry, the Dutch destroyed saw mills and teak logs in Java. This blind destruction and cutting down of forests to fulfill national war requirements affects forests as they get depleted rapidly and are slow to grow back.

Concept: Deforestation
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NCERT Class 9 (Social Science) History India and the Contemporary World 1
Chapter 4 Forest Society and Colonialism
Exercise | Q 4 | Page 96
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