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Land reform   /lænd rəfˈɔrm/   Listen
Land reform

A redistribution of agricultural land (especially by government action).

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"Land reform" Quotes from Famous Books

... every proposal extreme and violent unless they hear of some other proposal going still farther, upon which their antipathy to extreme views may discharge itself. So it proved in the present instance; my proposal was condemned, but any scheme for Irish Land reform short of mine, came to be thought moderate by comparison. I may observe that the attacks made on my plan usually gave a very incorrect idea of its nature. It was usually discussed as a proposal that the State should buy up the land and become the universal landlord; ...
— Autobiography • John Stuart Mill

... had one good effect. They roused the Irish people from their indifference. The bitter proofs of mis-government shown by the breakdown of their land system brought home to every cottager the need of a Home Rule Government. The great agitations for land reform and Home Rule went on side by side—sometimes taking a form of violence, but more and more of orderly constitutional pressure—until in the seventies there emerged at Westminster a powerful Irish ...
— Home Rule - Second Edition • Harold Spender

Words linked to "Land reform" :   governing, reform, administration, governance, government activity, government

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