1.2: Economic and social developments

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On average, what % did German economy expand at 1890-1914?
4.5%
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Which industries doubled in production? (2)
Coal and iron
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When did Germany = Britain in share of world trade?
1914
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When did steel production exceed Britain's?
1900
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Name (4) new industries Germany excelled in?
Chemicals, pharmaceuticals, electrics and motor manufacture
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Name (2) German car companies?
Daimler and Diesel
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Name (2) German electrical companies?
Siemens and AEG
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When did Germany produce 50% of the world's electrical goods?
1913
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How much did industry's contribution to GNP increase by?
33% to 42%
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How much did agricultural output increase by between 1888 and 1913?
42%
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Why was Germany's economy successful? (6)
Population growth, raw materials, education, protection, cartels, government ownership
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what % of the population were living in urban areas in 1910?
60%
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What was the population of Berlin in 1910?
2M+
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What were the negative effects of urbanisation? (2)
Homelessness and overcrowding
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What was the trade union membership in 1913?
3M
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Who were concerned with the growth of Socialism? (2)
Junkers and industrialists
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Why were the Mittelstand discontent?
Living standards threatened by new industries
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Why were the peasantry discontent?
Competition with USA and Canada's agriculture squeezed farmers
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Why were the working class discontent?
Conflict with factory owners over pay and working conditions
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When did steel production exceed Britain's?

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