Ways of developing social relations in agriculture in the 17th-18th centuries

Way of development Character traits Effects
The slow adaptation of the senior system to the conditions of capitalism in Western Europe Gradual relief of senior duties, expansion of economic independence and strengthening of the peasants’ proprietary rights to land. Personal freedom of the peasants Decrease in the profitability of estates (most of the nobles did not take steps to save themselves from ruin). Limiting the possibilities for the development of capitalism in the countryside
Re-enslavement of peasants in Eastern Europe The desire of the nobles to increase the profitability of estates by limiting the independence of the peasants, increasing peasant duties (in particular, corvee) Re-attachment of peasants to the land, a sharp increase in corvee. Limiting the possibilities for the development of capitalism in the countryside
Agrarian revolution (fencing) in Great Britain Allocation of the noble land into a single massif and turning it into pastures for livestock. The peasants received the worst land, which provoked their resistance The nobles went into business, used more advanced methods of housekeeping. The spread of capitalism in agriculture

 

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