What did it matter if the ruler was considered the owner of all the land? In what position were all other strata of the population in relation to him?
State ownership of land was the economic basis for the functioning of society: the ruler was the guarantor of the functioning of society and the organization of work, at the same time, the rights to all land in the hands of the ruler became an instrument of exploiting part of the population. Also, the decision of the ruler was above any laws or traditions.
All other strata of the population in relation to the ruler were subordinate in a strict and clear hierarchy.
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