Economic & Social change- the age of Witte

Economic & Social change- the age of Witte

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Economic & Social change- the age of Witte
In 1900 ½ of the work force were employed in factories that held a thousand people
Coal,iron,oil production increased
Witte appointed as Finance minister in 1892- lesser post in 1903
Population of St. Petersburg doubled in 1890-1914- rapid growth= lower living and working
conditions- Bolsh like because will cause rev
Extra taxes on peasants= ANGER
1861- end of serfdom- didn't achieve goal of loyal peasants as they could only buy ½ the
land they owned
1900: Russia's mining industry was 70% from foreign capital
Trans-siberian railway
Witte's plan
Taxes levied from over taxed peasants
State capitalism (economy controlled by gov)
Finance eco development from abroad
railway

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