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A2 History 24th February 2011
Russia



The Great Spurt ­ Witte

By 1893, Russian economic activity revolved primarily around agricultural
production
Witte was the first Minister to show total commitment to industrialisation n an
attempt both to compete with other industrial nations and to improve Russian
military capability
This was…

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A2 History 24th February 2011
Russia



There was also indication that Russia had at last started to catch up with other
industrialised nations by 1900, for example, France had been ousted into fourth place
in world iron production.

All of this, according to Trebilcock, led to an annual average rate…

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