This was the common way for Medieval European countries to gain wealth. Change in agrarian practices occurred first in England in the 18th century, with the British Agricultural Revolution, and then subsequently later spread to the rest of Europe and the United States.
Only one modern example of a national agrarian experiment exists, the tyrannical efforts of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia from 1975 to their deposition by Vietnam in 1979. Sub-national agrarian movements include the Amish and Mennonites.
The adaptable peasant; agrarian society in western Sri Lanka under Dutch rule, 1740-1800.(Brief Article)(Book Review)
May 01, 2008; 9789004165083 The adaptable peasant; agrarian society in western Sri Lanka under Dutch rule, 1740-1800. Dewasiri, Nirmal Ranjith....