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happyslug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 12:34 AM
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37. The Traditional Definition of Middle class is the that group
Basically the old landed nobility was about 3% of the population during the middle ages, with 97% of the populations were peasants. The Middle Class came is out of the upper end peasants and by the Renaissance was about 10% of the population, below the Nobility of 3%, but above the 87% of the population who were still peasants. This was the definition till after WWII, and then the expansion of the term Middle Class to include the Working class (Which replaced the peasants do to the industrial revolution and the movement from the farms to the Cities).

In the US, the traditional Middle Class is called the Upper Middle Class in the post WWII US, but we are getting into one of the problems of today's politics, the term "Middle Class" has become meaningless, but lets go with the pre-WWII definitions for this discussion.
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