AS History Edexcel Italy 1896 to 1945

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1. 'Great power' paragraph point evidence?

  • Bank of Italy founded in 1893
  • Wasn't seen well in the eyes of the world, South 80% pop was illiterate, income £8 a year comp. to England's £31.
  • PSI founded in 1895
  • Real wages increased by 2.5% each year 1901 to 1911
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2. 'Foreign policy' paragraph point evidence?

  • 1906 to 1910 average of 1500 strikes a year
  • 1895 PSI founded
  • 60% worked in agriculture comp. to 10% in England
  • 1912 Giolitti universal suffrage, electoral went from 3 million to 8.5 million

3. 'Rising socialism' paragraph point evidence?

  • in 1913 there were three socialist parties
  • 50% increase gov spending 1900 to 1907
  • propoganda
  • 11 hours per day for women and child protection laws 1902

4. 'Internal policies/politics' paragraph point evidence?

  • Three socialist parties by 1913
  • 1907 compulsory rest day each week introduced
  • Entry into WW2 was divisive
  • Libya war in 1911/1912 took longer than expected

5. 'Rising socialism' paragraph point evidence?

  • Women's working day prohibited to 11 working hours and children protection laws brought in 1902
  • Defeat at Adowa in 1896 was humiliating
  • 1/4 of votes in 1913 elections, however never had more 50,000 members
  • Libya war in 1911/1912 took longer than expected

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