• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

To what extent had the pressing political problems of the 1890's in Italy, been solved in 1914

Extracts from this document...


´╗┐To what extent had the pressing political problems of the 1890's in Italy, been solved in 1914 Italy before the 1890s was a place with so much ambition to catch up with the other countries of Western Europe and to live up to the once great empire of Rome. A massive change began in 1890 and seen as an economic miracle for this change and growth of Italy. This released pressure off political parties of coming up with a reform to kick-start this country that seemed unchangeable. The change could have be due to many factors that where minor. This change lead to a thrive for new political powers and increased political instability also widening the north and south due to wealth of the north compared to the south. ...read more.


Giolitti never resolved the fundamental problem of the Liberal state: that the Liberal elite was never willing to give power. The people were to be ruled not taken seriously, Giolitti like all Liberals 'had no wish to see fundamental political change, and certainly did not intend to allow the Socialist, of the Radicals, or the Catholics, or the Nationalists. Giolitti is to blame for the collapse of the liberal state for his poor leadership. Giollitti was very good at economic problems but when the economical problems improved Giolitti became less popular as ?his job was done? The collapse of the Liberal state lead to people looking to the far left and the right for change. Problems: Italy and its Liberal state between 1896 and 1900 seemed under threat constantly due to the expectations that it could no seem to live up to at the time. ...read more.


Electric power also assisted the development of steel production which also grew from 140,000 tons in 1900 to 930,000 tons in 1913. Terni plant became the biggest steel plant in the world to be totally dependent on hydroelectric power. The government?s policies where a massive impact on this surge of change in production. The production of steel and iron gave way for massive transport imporvments with state-owend railways. This new industrial Italy also allowed improvement in the argricultral industry. As before produciont was based on man made where as by 1914 most silk, cotton and wool became mechanized. This change in production although changing Italy economically caused massive political problems, the south and north divide was on the increase with the north ?looking down upon? the south causing the politics to be very different with the more upper class citezens and industrial part was in the north and agricultarl and less populated in the south. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Modern European History, 1789-1945 section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Modern European History, 1789-1945 essays

  1. To what extent was Hitlers rise to power due to Economic Problems?

    By removing all opposition to the Nazis and having the power to do as he desired, Hitler was untouchable and so the outbreak of the Second World War ensued. John Lukacs claims that: 'Zeitgeist (the spirit of the times) may have assisted Hitler's coming to power; but in the end he created his own Zeitgeist'.

  2. How Secure was Liberal Italy in 1914?

    The North of Italy was far more economically advanced than the South, and the bridge between them was growing. The opening of the first Fiat factory in Turin in 1899 signalled that Northern Italy was advancing and may be able to compete with the rest of Europe, but with problems

  1. Soviet State

    HARDER - According to Christian, there clearly were gains in the productivity of labour. * The government invested heavily in education during the 1930s, and the educational level of Soviet society rose sharply. Between 1928 and 1940, the number of high school students increased from 169 000 to 811 000.

  2. Germany in 1890

    The Social Democratic Party (SDP) set up in 1869 owned by 1877, 12 seats in the Reichstag. In 1878, when the attempts of killing the Kaiser took place, Bismarck decided to blame the Socialists. To obtain control of them, he passed the Enabling Law (1878).

  1. Fascist Italy

    Duce at the wheels of tractors, working in grain fields and awarding stars to the most productive farmers. To a certain extent, the campaign was successful in that wheat production doubled between 1922 and 1939 and wheat imports were therefore reduced by 75%.

  2. To what extent had the pressing political problems of the 1890s in Italy been ...

    Angered rich land owners and business and also nationalists as they wanted money to be spent on army but pleased poor, peasants and workers as they wanted money to spent on social reforms. Invaded Turkish province of Libya in bid to win nationalist support.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work