Contents

Part 1 - A narrative analysis of land and race over a 10,000 year period.

Chapters:

  1. Of wealth and poverty, of Kings and Queens, of power and land, of the planet and the race: The major themes of the book are outlined and summarised.
  2. The largest landowner on earth-by far, Queen Elizabeth II: The single individual who is the legal owner of about one sixth of the planets land, a total of 6,600 million acres.
  3. The next largest individual landowners, who lay legal claim to about one sixteenth of the land of the planet, about 2,000 million acres.
  4. The landowners of Europe, who get 60% of the EU agricultural subsidy of €48,000 million, who own 60% of Europe, but who constitute less than 0.2% of its population.
  5. The landholdings of the world’s 4 major religions; Christianity and Catholicism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism.
  6. The latest British Empire, the 4th or virtual Empire, with a history of its evolution from the preceding 1st, 2nd and 3rd empires.
  7. The 4th British Empire in the world: Extent of lands, and the power this confers in the modern international world.
  8. Ireland as analogy: Why the land holding citizens of the republic are serfs, not owners and how this fact was concealed from them in their own constitution. Lessons for post colonial states in Africa and Asia and newly independent states in Europe.
  9. The time line of landownership through history: In conjunction with Professor Powelson’s book The Story of Land (The Lincoln Institute).
  10. Landownership around the world: An examination of landownership in some countries through history.
  11. Breaking Braudel’s Bell Jar: A meditation on the work of Hernando de Soto, South America’s fourth liberator, after O’Higgins, San Martin and Bolivar. Further advances de Soto’s analysis of the failure of capitalism.
  12. Examines the 2nd or lost British Domesday of 1872-1876: Unlike the earlier Domesday of 1086, this 2nd Domesday records every landowner of over 1 acre in four countries, England, Scotland, Ireland & Wales. No similar book appears to exist in the world’s libraries. This one provides the starting line for the prosperity now occurring for 15% of the human race.

Part 2 - An individual survey of landownership in each of the world’s 197 countries and 66 major territories in 2006.

Table of all the world’s countries with acreage, population and land availability. Includes a special section on those countries still in possession of territories, including the UK, France, the USA etc.

Approximately one page is provided per country. The examples of two American states - Alaska and Texas - give a flavour of the depth and detail of the information provided.

Chapters:

  1. The lands of the UK and its 16 territories and other connected lands.
  2. The lands of the countries of Africa
  3. The lands of the Americas (non USA)
  4. Landownership in the USA, state by state with tables of land availability and owners
  5. Antarctica. How it is owned
  6. The land of the countries of Asia
  7. The land of the countries of Europe
  8. The land of the countries of Oceania

Notes and references.

Bibliography.

Index

 

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