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What did Marx and Engels mean by "Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes."?

Marx and Engels believed that after a communist revolution, all land would no longer be owned by individual people but would be considered common property. That would mean that private people who ...
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What was the rationale for Israeli settlers in the West Bank?

Lifted from Wikipedia: Strategic significance IDF soldiers and Israeli settlers, 2009 In 1983 an Israeli government plan entitled "Master Plan and Development Plan for Settlement in Samaria and ...
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What are the geopolitical reasons for the United States wanting to buy Greenland?

Well, it's kind of simple, actually. In fact, you provided the answer with the first map. Greenland is rather close (as the crow flies) to another country in Europe that the United States has not ...
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Does Israel control where its own Arab Citizens can buy land?

tl;dr: Effectively yes, it does, but in principle mostly-no. Land ownership, leasing, and planning-of-use are a complicated issue, especially in Israel/Palestine. I won't provide a full and detailed ...
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Who owned the land and natural resources under feudalism?

The feudal system is a system of control and governance. There are military leaders (called warlords, barons etc) They promise to serve the king, in return they get to "hold" land and they get some ...
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Thai Government Policy On Foreign Ownership of Land

While not a government source, Thai Residential a real estate advisory group in Thailand explain this policy as a purely economic one. To open the doors to foreigners would, for the most part, ...
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Are there any statistics on Eminent Domain?

Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that there is a national database regarding eminent domain property seizure. Books like this rely on case studies as anecdotal evidence. Cursory web searches show ...
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How do landlocked countries, like Ethiopia, deal with trade?

Many countries who are landlocked do this: Use navigable rivers to get to the sea if the nations through which the river goes through are friendly nations. For example: Austria uses the Danube or ...
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Can land on another planet be acquired by a person or country, and if so how?

Currently it is not supposed to be done in space. There's a UN Resolution titled Declaration of Legal Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space which ...
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What benefit does lending the land give to China instead of giving it outright?

Even if the lease is for no consideration (=payment), which may or may not be the case for all leases in China, giving the land to someone in perpetuity [as property] means the old owner doesn't ...
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What benefit does lending the land give to China instead of giving it outright?

Allowing private land ownership was an uncomfortable option in the early PRC regime since it seemed to be at odds with Communist principles with large landholdings by old regime aristocrats presenting ...
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How could a state leader recover land that they want?

A state can seize any real estate within its borders through eminent domain. The legal framework for this varies from country to country. But almost every state in the world has laws which allow the ...
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How could a state leader recover land that they want?

How could this happen? One scenario is a region of land is sold (in a normal transaction) to a foreign owner. In this case the land remains part of the country (law of the country apply there and so ...
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What political aspects prevent land purchases in North America moving national borders?

Buying land is expensive. The question assumes that it will be more expensive than building the wall. If the wall is already contentious, why would land be easier? Why would the United States want ...
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Thai Government Policy On Foreign Ownership of Land

This question touches people's subjective attitudes and motivation, so not everything in my answer is formalized in written form. Let me focus on what I learned from my conversations with Thai people. ...
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How can the federal government "own" states?

There are at least five distinct types of "land belonging to the federal government" in Nevada (and in many other states). National Parks, Monuments, and Recreation areas: Great Basin NP ...
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Are there any statistics on Eminent Domain?

How many times has eminent domain been used at any or all levels of government in any year? If "using" the eminent domain power means actually bringing a lawsuit to obtain someone's property in ...
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Is there any way for somebody to privately own land in China?

OrbitalAussie was able to point me towards a good answer. In modern China, Article 39 of he Property Law of the People's Republic of China allows people to use land from property, but they must comply ...
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How do landlocked countries, like Ethiopia, deal with trade?

Generally speaking, yes. It would not be a blockade, which means warships in interational waters stopping neutral traffic. Eritrea can decide if they want to trade with Ethiopia or not. Ethiopia has ...
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What did Marx and Engels mean by "Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes."?

This comes near the end of chapter 2 of the Communist Manifesto, and it's worth looking at the explanatory text that comes just before it (highlights are mine): We have seen above, that the first ...
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How can the federal government "own" states?

What power of the United States (in the 10th amendment sense) allows the federal government to possess most of Nevada? The Tenth Amendment didn't apply to the federal government's acquisition of land ...
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Who owned the land and natural resources under feudalism?

All land in England, and as far as I know in the UK as a whole, is owned by the Monarch to this day (nominally at least). That said, if you own a Freehold to a property you will be able to enjoy said ...
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Who owned the land and natural resources under feudalism?

Feudalism, like many other political systems, is a hierarchy, as I think you already know or suspect. Hierarchy is from the Greek hierarkhia, "rule of a high priest". At the top of the feudalism ...
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