By Hugh D. Clout (auth.)

ISBN-10: 0333122933

ISBN-13: 9780333122938

ISBN-10: 1349011282

ISBN-13: 9781349011285

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The objectives were of a social or political nature, to provide farms for landless agricultural workers and to enlarge existing smallholdings through the division of estates. The end result is often just the opposite of farm enlargement and will create serious problems for future generations of agricultural planners. Inter-war governments in Italy had refused to accept that severe problems of agricultural poverty existed in the South. But in the late 1940s soldiers returning from the war were not going to remain passive and Communism threatened.

Collectiuisation of Agriculture in Eastem Europe (Lexington, Ky, 1958) p. 1. 31 TABLE 10 State Farms and Collectives in Hungary, 1949-61 Workers Proportion of arable Collectives State farms in state and collective farms No. '000 ha No. '000 ha 36,000 2% 1367 182 1949 45% 369,000 5110 1500 501 920 1952 119,000 36% 2089 597 967 1956 466 1,204,000 93% 4566 7656 33 976 1961 Source: A. Blanc, P. George and H. Smotkine, Les Republiques Socialistes d'Europe Centrale (Paris, 1967), p. 185. vegetables, 60 per cent of milk, 64 per cent of meat and 90 per cent of eggs.

The levies were to be administered by the Commission and not from national capitals. At this stage the Common Market countries skirted round the politically explosive issue of common prices: these were only to be achieved by subsequent decisions over the transitional period. Producers in the Six were nevertheless protected from competition from lower prices on world markets, since import prices were raised by customs levies usually very close to the highest existing national price rather than the average.

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