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Unreasonable Landholdings During The Nineteenth Century

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During the nineteenth century, the domination of Mexico by elites who owned large estates remained a serious problem. As the result, unreasonable landholding had bad impact on society, and it was unfair. A few individuals had possession of immense areas of uncultivated land which could support millions of people. They occupied an extent of land greater than the area of some of sovereign states, greater even than that of one of several European states. Much of these areas were deserted, abandoned. Meanwhile, the majority of Mexicans were in terrible living standard and denied property, homes, and work. “They must either vegetate in idleness, turn to banditry, or accept the yoke of a landed monopolist who subjects them to intolerable conditions
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