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The ways in which socialist property policies and practices were carried out caused many conflicts. Conflicts arose not only in relationships between the government and the people, but also between the people themselves. These were neighbors, friends, and even family … Continue reading
Patriotism seems to be the main topic covered in Chapters four and five of Verdery’s “What was Socialism, and What Comes Next?”. Patriotism had a strongly felt resurgence throughout the formerly-socialist east. Verdery claims that this resurgence was due to … Continue reading
In chapter six, Verdery examines the historical elasticity of land—its processes and consequently, its problems—in Romania [specifically Transylvania]. Law 18 (1991)—or the Law on Agricultural Land Resources—revoked land from collective farms (or CAPs) and returned [and redistributed] the land to … Continue reading
When Romania was collectivized under socialist rule, all the land came under the common ownership of the people who had donated property to it. In order to cultivate as much of the land as possible, many trees, bushes, rocks, and … Continue reading
As we have learned from the reading and from our in class demonstration/game, the ways of socialist property,as seen in Romania, seem unfair. To start, there were understood divisions of land between neighbors. Everyone knew where their land started and stoped. … Continue reading
For this week’s blog post, please reflect on some of the ways socialist property policies and practices affected the process of agricultural decollectivization in Romania. What were some of the problems created by attempting to reintroduce individual ownership of agricultural … Continue reading