The Laki volcano is considered a central cause of the French Revolution, as it led to a poor harvest and public unrest in the country.
The Laki volcano, which erupted in 1783, was the worst in Icelandic history. It killed a quarter of Iceland's residents, created a poisonous plume over Prague, made New Jersey's snowfall its highest ever, and had an impact on one of Egypt's worst droughts.
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