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Of Tolls and Rivers Chains -The New Robber Barons

For a number of centuries, roughly 800 AD to 1800 AD, feudal lords with land along the Rhine River in Germany, collected tolls from passing cargo ships. In an effective effort to back this control, large iron chains were laid across the river and raised high enough to block passage of uncooperative vessels. Not being […]