France institutes the Corvée, a system of forced labour for road-building

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Historical Context Note

The Corvée, a system of using forced labour to construct and repair main roads, is organised in France by Orry, the Controller-General.
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Editors. "France institutes the Corvée, a system of forced labour for road-building". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 April 2011
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