Overview of Mussolini's economic policies p126-127

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What were Mussolinis aims for the Fascist economy?
Consolidate the political system, make Italy economically self-sufficient, provide the economic base for military might
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What was Mussolini's economic inheritance?
Limited raw materials + literacy …. North - Industrialising +modernising Agriculture … South - Mass Poverty + Large estates …. Close industry – banks – state links
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KEP1922 onwards?
Economic recovery, Mussolini pursues Liberal policies of lowering inflationand limited government intervention
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KEP1927 onwards?
Economy begins to weaken, overvaluation of Lira caused problems
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KEP1929 onwards?
Great Depression, growing government intervention to bail out industrialists, establish distinctly Fascist corporative state
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KEP1936 onwards?
Economy increasingly harmed by the stress on Autarky and need for war
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Agricultural production stats?
1922-39 wheat production up 100%, 1925-35 wheat imports fell by 75%
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Industrial production stats?
1929-39 industrial production increased by 15% (lower than other European countries), 1939 Industry (34%) had overtaken agriculture (29%) as proportion of Gross National Production (GNP)
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How may cars on the road by 1939?
290,000
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How many km of Autostrada was built by 1940?
500km
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What happened to public debt 1922-38?
It rapidly decreased 1922-26 but slowly increased between 1926 and1938
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