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1

What percentage voters supported SPD in 1914?

30%

2

What was the percentage fall in food production in 1914?

25%

3

How the war was funded facts?

In 1918 national debt was at 250 billion marks (very high compared to 1914)
-Only 16% of the cost of war was met by taxation

4

Economic growth fact 1900-1914?

Economy grew by an average of 4.5% per year between 1900-1914

5

German electrical goods production fact?

By 1913 Germany produced around 50% of the world's electrical goods

6

Urban population facts

-1910 60% of population lived in urban areas

7

Membership of trade unions fact by 1913

By 1913 over 3 million people were members of trade unions

8

War Inflation fact?

The Mark declined in value by 75% between 1913 and 1918

9

Social impact of war facts

-Two million soldiers killed
-6.3 million injured
-Living standards fell by 20-30% (partly due to the high inflation)
-500 strikes involving 1.5 million workers in 1917
-meat consumption fell from

10

What was the outcome of the vote for the peace resolution in 1917?

The left and the centre won in favour of peace resolution by 212 to 126 votes

11

SPD seats in Reichstag 1903, 1907 and 1912?

-1903: 81
-1907: 43
-1912: 110

12

Membership of Navy League

around 1 million

13

How many battleships did the 1900 second Navy Law propose to build?

38 battleships over 20 years

14

How many additional battleships did the 1906 third Navy Law propose to build?

6

15

Fact to show increased social welfare after Von Bulow came into power

After 1900 the Berlin homeless shelter accommodated 200,000 a year

16

Foreign nationals fact

In 1914 nearly 500,000 foreign nationals working in german agriculture due to the allure of domestic industry

17

SPD membership fact

In 1910 the SPD had 720,000 members, making it the largest socialist party in europe

18

Groups that campaigned for German Colonial Expansion (3)

- German Colonial league
- Pan German League
- Navy League

19

Economic pressure groups

- Central association of German Industrialists
- Agarian League

20

Agarian league fact

had 1/3 of a million members by 1914