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    does anyone know how any of the following effected the Russian economy (1890s to 1910):
    Redemption payments
    Overseas Trade
    Agricultural development
    foreign investments
    Industrialization

    really struggling cant find any info. anywhere!:confused:

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    (Original post by quaveralien)
    does anyone know how any of the following effected the Russian economy (1890s to 1910):
    Redemption payments
    Overseas Trade
    Agricultural development
    foreign investments
    Industrialization

    really struggling cant find any info. anywhere!:confused:

    Thanks

    industrialisation improved the economy
    industrial output and mining ( 1900 is 100% the numbers are difficult to convert)
    1880 - 28.2% of the 1900 figure
    1890 - 50.7% of the 1900 figure
    1895 - 70.4% of the 1900 figure
    1904 - 109.5% of the 1900 figure
    1910 - 141.4% of the 1900 figure
    (from 1888 - 1913 the figures show a 5% per year growth in industrial output - GREATER than the USA or Germany in the same period)
    (In 1900 Russia was the biggest producer of oil in the world)

    The great spurt from the 1890's onwards helped the Russian heavy economy develop rapidly. However you've got to bear in mind that the smaller cottage industries were not helped by industrialisation. This is an interesting and useful figure, in 1915 67% (5.2 million) workers involved in industry were employed in cottage industries producing 33% of the output. This meant that 2/3's of the people were producing 1/3 of the good. This show's the weakness of these industries and why industrialisation was key. However on the reverse of this, it showed how the majority of the industrial population relied on that for employment.

    Railways
    (relative to population and area)
    USA - (1860) 19 (1910) 122
    Germany - (1860) 21 (1910) 75
    UK - (1860) 44 (1910) 69
    Russia (european part) (1860) 1 (1910) 24

    Industrialisation goes where the railway leads. Interesting how after 1910 that it's increased 24 fold in Russia.


    Overseas trade was curbed by import taxes imposed in 1891 by Count Witte to help the Russian economy use Russian goods. This mean't that the Russian economy kept a lot of it's production within the country creating jobs. Furthermore it allowed the production rate to increase which in turn allowed for cheaper exports.

    Agriculture
    Raw cotton ( kilograms per head )
    USA - (1860) 5.8 (1910) 12.7
    Germany - (1860) 1.4 (1910) 6.8
    UK - (1860) 15.1 (1910) 19.8
    Russia (european part) (1860) 0.5 (1910) 3.0

    seems to suggest Russian agriculture increased 6-fold where as USA doubled, germany 4-fold and UK hardly changed.


    Message me if this is any help or if you want more advice / figures ect.
 
 
 
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