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Was inland Italy actually depopulated in the way wealthy British tourists depicted it in the 18th and 19th centuries? If so, was this actually because of malaria?

A few times reading UK-based historical texts about the 18th and 19th centuries (previously in reading about the Grand Tour and Romantic era continental tourism, recently in a throwaway line in an Eric Hobsbawm book), I've run across a mention that, away from the coasts, Italy was depopulated,…

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And if I am entitled to nothing, what am I supposed to do? I've got to earn an income somehow. Do I have to rely on the money + property my father gave me before his death? Is it especially common for the noblesse to give large amounts of property to their other children before their death?

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The US has 220,480 km of rail lines, but it once had 408,833 km. Many of those old lines are abandoned, or have been turned into rails-to-trails, etc. When the US build them, was there a legitimate need for them, or were people overbuilding rail lines in a speculative fashion because of a rail…

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