Flashcards in Economic growth and social problems Deck (10):
What accentuated the anger towards the ruling classes?
The feeling of political alienation and anger at the ruling classes felt by many Italians was accentuated by economic and social problems
What happened between 1899 and 1914?
Italy experienced considerable economic expansion and industrialisation focused in the north of the country
Which industries grew significantly?
Iron, steel, chemical, mechanical and electrical industries
What was the Italian car industry? Give examples
Was a great success, with companies such as Fiat, Alfa Romeo and Lancia established
What did industrialisation and improved techniques help increase?
What did industrialisation fail to provide? What remained?
Benefits to the wider population and the living standards of both rural and industrial workers remained low
What did Italians protest against?
Unemployment, food shortages and high taxation were common
What happened between 1901 and 1911?
There were over 1500 protests involving nearly 350K workers
What did industrialisation accentuate?
The considerable division between the north and the south