Scandinavia and the World

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Can't touch that 30 8, 7:28pm

The story, is partly wrong, the potato got hold in France on great scale only after the revolution, Yet this happened not in France but in Prussia. King Frederik II wanted that feed his vast growing people but only a small country of majorly useless land. So the potato was the answer, yet many peasant though it was poison. The king used many tricks to convince the people, one was that he would eat some potato before the people eyes, which were forced to watch. The other was to let fields guard by soldiers to let the people think they were valueable.