Giolittis reforms

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Giolitti recognised workers rights to strike. Rather than crush the strikes with military actions, the governement remained neutral. The strikes therefore would fizzle out, discrediting the left extremists, whilsts showing the employers that they must negotiate with their workforce. Consquently, the left wer unhappy as they were ignore however governments were happy.

The governement found it difficult to remain neutral during industrial disputs, often suporting the employers, this angered workers who felt alienated and ignored. To solve this Giolitti introduced arbitrators. They were independent of the government and were neutral officials who listened to complaints from both sides. This meant that workers were happy but elite who dont work were not. 

Rocky relationship with the cathiolic church, many liberals were anti-clerical. Catholics also feared the extreme church supporters who wanted clerical reform. Giolitti dropped proposed action to make divorce legal this led to the church being unhappy cause of breaking the laws however couples who wanted to divorce benifitted. 

Nationalists were determined to win strength through war, this led to Giolitti giving in to pressure in 1911 resulting into a war against libya. Although they won, the government introduced conscription which led to increasing taxes to pay soldiers. Men were not…


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