Policies of Witte

1. Why did Witte encourage state capitalism?

  • Russia lacked an entrepreneural class so the state had to encourage industrialisation
  • It was more effiecient compared to entrepreneural industrialisation
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2. By 1905 how many km of railway had been built?

  • 59,000 Km had been built
  • 10,000 Km had been built
  • 250 Km had been built

3. Between 1880-1900 by how much did foreign investment increase by?

  • It increased by 813 million roubles
  • It remained stagnant
  • There was an increase of 10,000 roubles

4. How did Witte prevent the rouble from fluctuating?

  • In 1897 he backed the rouble with the gold standard
  • He printed more money
  • \He reduced the amount of money in circulation

5. How did the Government encourage private companies to build the railway?

  • They gave the railway companies tax exemptions
  • They offered annual subsidies - ensuring that the companies would be guranteed to make a profit
  • They used ex serfs as slave labour


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