Hugh Rodwell m-14970 at mailbox.swipnet.se
Sat Oct 5 18:44:01 MDT 1996

Louis G mentions

>a number of popular reforms,  including the
>blanket forgiveness of debts owed by the peasantry to the landlord class,
>totally some 700 million dollars.

Now this is the sort of thing that would be interesting to discuss further.

Was it a once-off job?

Were the big landlords left in possession of their land?

Did they retain their traditional power over the poor peasants and the landless?

Was there any compensation?

What was the line towards the poor peasants and the landless after the takeover?



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