overwhelmingly peasant societies, it's pretty fundamental what happens. Though Reform is in the eye of the beholder.There is a famous - by that I mean widely cited in political science journals and dissertations - academic paper by a Korean academic proposing that the so-called "Economic Miracle" in East Asian countries in the second half of the 20th century was always preceded by land reform. The economic development begun in the agricultural sector.
Yeah my little fable of deveploping countries is somewhat sketchy an crude but it's to get the ideas and problems of changing economic of developing nations. Another things is peopel so often view things through their own background experience. The fable of the Western European agricultural revolution sees the breakdown of vilage society, the concentration of land in fewer hands, leading to better seized more ecnomically efficient/productive farm units, creatiing a more urbaniszed working class as "Nesscary" for development and sort of applied by western interfence in developing nations that this is the required stages of development.