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INDUSTRIALISATION IN GERMANY PART 2 BY NANDINI MAHARAJ
Dimensions of German industrialisation Railways Network developed quickly Decreased the psychological distance in the country activity for the European business community Earlier, they had to ship south through other countries, because all the major rivers flowed north in Germany By 1880, the locomotives industry in Germany has pulled ahead of France
Industrialisation Coalfields of Ruhr Valley - Germany became the largest coal producer in Europe Coal also in Saar and Upper Silesia Steel industry developed - Germany leading steel-producing nation - German Steel Federation established in 1874 Banking and capital markets expand Chemical and electrical industries developed global chemicals market by 90% by 1914 Dyeing was an important industry Technological updates were actively adopted (unlike in Britain)
- Education Technical education curriculum was developed Emphasis on science Threat of France Germany strove to make itself stronger, just in case France attacked Resources Coal Rich soil Alsace and Lorraine Sodium and potassium Agricultural tracts in Schelswig-Holstein North Germany rich in natural resources Primogeneture kept land from fragmenting
Human Resource:s As the country prospered, it became a desirable place to lie -Immigration increased the population Living standards and wages went up People could afford to have more children - population went up This also compelled industries to produce more
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