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Authoritarianism and Democracy-A Comment

of bourgeois rule. Therefore, the bourgeoisie had to resolve the contradiction by bringing about certain changes in the system of land tenure and cultivation, which resulted in the co-existence of capitalist and semi-feudal land relations. The bourgeoisie had done away with some of the feudal characteristics of agrarian relations and simultaneously allowed big land-owners to go on with other forms of semi- feudal exploitation and keep their land- holdings more or less in tact through various allowances and purposely permitted gaps in the land reforms legislations; at the same time the big landowners were induced to transform their estates into capitalist farms.

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