- Jan 2015
- MD, USA
Thanks, I didn't know that! Honestly, I was shooting my mouth off a little, economics is hardly my strong area, but the impression I get is that most business was not directly government-owned. Though there were always regulations and laws, etc.Allow me to doubt it.
The mines in Carpathian were Hungarian Kings Monopoly practically from the establishment of the Hungarian kingdom, the salt mines were a state monopoly even in AH period.
The salt mines were one of the keys of King's richness (=> power). King Mathias (14-15th c) was maybe the richest European Monarch.