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Growth rate

8.5% annually

State revenue increase

2 to 4 billion roubles

Factory workers increase

2.5 to 2.9 million

Industries where government invests

Transport, mining, manufacturing, railways

Russia was 4th largest producer/extractor of...

Oil, Coal, Pig Iron, Gold

Russia had the world's 2nd largest railway. It was ______km long?


There was great growth in new and light industries, these included...

Chemicals, Rubber, Electrical goods

Service industries also improve. These include...

Civil service, Banking, Stock Markets

The number of banks _____ between 1908 and 1914


Social improvements that accompany the economic growth

Trade Union legalisation from 1905; Welfare legislation passes including the introduction of factory inspectors and health insurance after 1912; added spending on education, (50,000 primary schools, 55% children in full time education, literacy rate increases to 40%)

Problems of industrial growth

Russian economy develops slower than other developing nations; Real wages fall 1910-13 due to inflation; working and living conditions are poor; large and resentful working class forms; businesses form demanding pressure groups; only 30% of output was industrial

The revival of militancy

Lena Goldfields massacre (workers strike due to poor food, conditions, overly long working hours; 500 die after army intervenes); 2000 strikes in 1912, 24,000 in 1913, 1,000,000 in 1914; Bolsheviks encourage disobedience through infiltrating trade unions, selling 40,000 copies of Pravda magazine by 1914.