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How do large landowners affect a state? [closed]
I read the Unbound Savanna chapter in Progress and Poverty, and I saw a video summary of Marc Bloch's Feudal Societies. Truly, I am a worldly man. Anyway do economists and sociologists say if majority ...
How did the Jats come to own so much land in North West India?
I am interested in history of Jats which live mostly in states of Punjab, Haryana, Western U.P. , Rajasthan. I am not reading from historians of the Jat community as they wrote in Hagiographical Style ...
What legal code first provided tenants rights and/or covered eviction?
Historically land ownership, and extraction of tax/rents from tenants on that property and therefore the extraction of tenants from the property in event of non payment or other cause would have been ...
Did the empresario system exist only within Mexican Texas?
I have many sources describing the empresario system, a way to encourage settlement of Texas. Every source I could find mentioned "Texas". I cannot find any sources using this terminology ...
Is Bulgaria the only country in modern history to have gained territory after being on the losing side of a war?
According to the sources I could find, Bulgaria was given a piece of land called 'Southern Dobruja' at the end of WW2 even though they officially were part of the Axis powers from 1941 up until 1944, ...
Which English king voided noble land claims after a certain date?
If my memory holds, a medieval English king ruled that noble lands were falsely held and should be returned to the crown. Parliament, of course, rejected this seizure. King and parliament compromised ...
Why did Ethiopia not fight with Eritrea over coastal territory when giving them independence?
To me, it is kind of crazy to me that Ethiopia wouldn't just take a slither of Eritrea to connect them to the coast. They were bigger and could easily have done it when giving Eritreans their ...
When was the last time a country acquired territory by buying land from another country?
Reportedly, U.S. President Donald Trump has proposed for the U.S. to buy Greenland from Denmark, an idea that has been rejected by Greenland and Denmark, with one politician quoting it as this is not ...
What was the process to claim ownership of unclaimed land in the old West
Was wondering about the process of claiming land in the Old West (US) in the 1860-1890 time period. If I was in Nevada, say, and saw a valley that I wanted to have as a ranch, and there was no other ...
What were the native North American concepts of property rights and market exchange?
I just saw a documentary about the colonial time in North America and how the Lenape people sold the Delaware valley to Europeans. In this program a current Lenape "chieftain" claimed that ...
Where in San Francisco did the Land Commission meet?
After taking California, the U.S. needed a way to sort through land claims and established a Public Land Commission. This operated from 1852 to 1856, principally in San Francisco but also briefly in ...
Has there ever been a case where a tribe/nation tried to reclaim the land they had left before? [closed]
A tribe or a nation (say tribe A) leaves their land for whatever reason (poor soil, threatening neighbours). Another tribe or nation (possibly with the members of the original tribe who were left ...
How area of a country used to be calculated?
Before satellites and other modern techniques, how the area of countries/territories/regions used to be calculated? I can understand that plotting boundaries is an easier task, even without the ...
What are some cases where a country bought land from another country, other than the United States?
Most of the examples have to do with the United States, like Alaska, the Louisiana Purchase, etc. What are some purchases of land in history that involved other countries?
Are a fief and a vassal state the same thing?
Definition of a fief: An estate of land, especially one held on condition of feudal service; a fee. Definition of a vassal state: A vassal state is any state that is subordinate to another. The ...
What happened to all the undivided shares of California ranchos?
The Mexican province of Alta California granted cattle ranches to many prominent citizens. The properties were huge, so surveying was very expensive and often vague. These ranches dissipated into ...
Spanish colonial cattle ranching cultures
Many Iberian colonists in the viceroyalties of New Spain (Mexico) and La Plata (Argentina) practiced cattle ranching. Both sides practiced branding and rode horses to control their herds. Many of the ...
Which lame moor was the namesake of Rancho Moro Cojo?
Governors of Mexican Alta California granted ranches to well-connected petitioners. One such piece of land near Elkhorn Slough was called Rancho Moro Cojo (Lame Moor Ranch), granted in 1825 by ...
What did Dr. Peter Smith do with his windfall?
Dr. Peter Smith cared for the indigent in 1850 San Francisco, and the city paid him in interest-bearing scrip. Soon he was owed $64,000 and the city was forced to make repeated sales of real property ...
Imposition of property taxes in California
After California became a U.S. state in 1850, land taxation was one of the factors that bankrupted the Californio ranchers. Apparently, it had not existed in the native, Spanish, nor Mexican periods. ...
California land cases to the US Supreme Court
After the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, in the early 1850s, the U.S. Congress created a land commission to review claims of land ownership predating California's accession. Hundreds of claims were ...
Origin of San Francisco's water lots off Candlestick Point
There are about fifty blocks full of surveyed and zoned "water lots" in South Basin, southeastern San Francisco -- property which is presently part of the San Francisco Bay. See these blocks on Zillow;...
What is the impact of 18th to 19th century colonialism on the live of the common people of the colonial empires
This topic suddenly came to me when I was doing my homework. I went online to search but most of the articles only talked about the impacts on the country or place that was being colonized. According ...
Were any Californios able to hold on to their ranchos?
Despite the clarity of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo on this topic, Mexican land grants in Alta California were subject to drawn-out legal battles in the American period. Most Californios lost their ...