The latifundia were themselves effects of the policy of conquest and annexation.
The ‘latifundia perdidere’ the Antilles, as they did Italy of old.
The situation is scarcely better in parts of the country which are free from latifundia.
On the field of agriculture it promotes, as the Rome of old, the latifundia ownership with all its sequences.
The decrease of the rural working population is marked also in England where, as well known, latifundia property reigns supreme.
Heisterbergk827 thinks that the latifundia were not produced by economic causes, but by vanity and ostentation.
In many cases it also promotes, as in ancient Rome, the latifundia ownership with all its results.
Rome and Italy were poorest off for food at the time when the whole soil of Italy was held by about 3,000 latifundia owners.