How Did The Growth Of Population Affect France

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From 1530 to 1562, France was the most overpopulated country in Europe. By 1530, all arable land were under cultivation without introducing any new agricultural techniques or new crops and in doing so, grain production reached to its most output in 1530. The growth of population increased the pressure on grain production and subsequently rose grain and bread prices. The wheat price doubled from 1510 to 1540, but the other grains and products lagged behind it. Moreover, the cheap price of grains in France in comparison to Spain caused an increase of the export of it to Spain, even though it was several times banned by the French crown but the export continued as the main way to import gold and silver into France, in exchange for bullions.

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