This economic and political system of land tenure, whereby the landowner lets out land in return for service from his tenants or peasants, may arise out of dispossessing indigenous populations, and results in the pauperization and effective slavery of the latter. Where feudalism remains from the traditional social structure, development takes place at the expense of the peasants who may be used as cheap or free labour in factories and mines instead of on the land.
Feudalism still exists in developing non-Communist countries, especially in Latin America and Asia.
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