France Les Riches et Les Pauvres !
Today we take a short tour of french agricultural history ! EU in brussel today decides a lot about how agriculture economics is run. Some new force has arrived without any respect, the Super Marche´s who determine there own value´s on the market place. Ancient France and elswhere in europe this wasn´t much different, except the world was much smaller, more economic local. Every small region had one or two very rich landowners who allowed farmers to be tenant on there land. This right meant they where allowed to stay there in exchange for a great share of the sold profits. So if in above picture farms where on his land they all have to pay this price !
Chateax DÁmsnill on above picture a classic sample of these ancient french residences !
This is just a small land owner, now we gona see a real grand landowner. French nobility, was very keen to show there wealth to others !
Chateaux de Marceaux sur Lot !
Some part of the land ownde by this landowner !
Watch the differences in land sizes in between the village and the agricultural estate !
Grandeur on a large scale !
Forest around used for those big hunting parties !
Extensive back garden for those summer parties !
What should any high placed nobilty wish for else !
French revolution of 1789 changed everything ! Old rich nobility have to give up there rights to these large estates. French republic redistributed the land to the local farmer´s. Money will determine everyone´s status, not heritage !
As market prices plumped by the great demand some time later the first farming corporation´s where formed to give farmer´s a certain security over there income ! This system worked well till the end of last 20th centurie when the big Super Marche´s where those who decided farmer´s faith !
Farmer´s again are Les Pauvres as some 200 years ago. Directors of the large super market chain´s again pressed there mark on the rural landscape !
On this old chateaux grounds a brand new architectual castle was errected, in glory of this new market force !
So the cycle of history is closed again ! Those who dominate the market determine wealth of the local people. French farmer´s protesting at the local Super Marche are the nightmare of every maniging director, blocking of access. ruining business, luckly local law enforcement is there to resort such riot´s. That conclude´s this month CJ
Hope you enjoyed this CJ and see you back next time !