Crisis Alert

"Crisis" entered the English language as a medical term - meaning the last possible point at which a patient could recover.

Today it tends to mean something closer to "Political problem that requires urgent action". Use of the form "The X Crisis" or "Crisis in X" increased substantially over the second half of the twentieth century.

This website uses natural language processing to mine 200 years of Hansard for this use of "crisis" in the UK's Houses of Parliament.

This has identified 417 Crises that have more than 10 mentions each (and many more with less).

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