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That might be true for one specific kind of taxation. But taxes in the general sense are more than five thousand years old. Genesis 47,24: "But when the crop comes in, give a fifth of it to Pharaoh. The other four-fifths you may keep as seed for the fields and as food for yourselves and your households and your children" - and this is certainly not the oldest reference. Contributing to the maintenance of the society, and the military forces in particular, has been common for millennia.

The taxes were not necessarily individual. Often taxes were laid on the farm, determined by the farm's growable land, livestock etc. The UK was no different - citizens had to pay their share of the expenses for all sorts of infrastructure, military forces etc.

So taxes were nothing new in 1799. Only that one specific tax for financing the war against Napoleon. If you still consider your income tax as your share to fight against Napoleon: Maybe you should enjoy it! Smile | :)
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