Bad working conditions in the country sparked numerous strikes and riots, and the sheer lack of exports meant there was an increase of imports, and therefore costs continued to rise. Mussolini saw that the economy was in dire need of vast improvement, and along with it the standard of living was nearly in a state of disrepair. Throughout the years 1922-1943 Mussolini formulated 4 key Battles to aid and expand his economy; Battle of the Grain (1925), Battle of the Lira (1926), Battle of the Births (1927), and the Battle of the Marshes (1928). From 1922 to 1925, Mussolini's regime pursued a laissez-faire economic policy under the liberal finance minister Alberto De Stefani. De Stefani reduced taxes, regulations, and trade restrictions and allowed businesses to compete with one another.
It makes for a nervous population, but it can also affect things such as social organisation and the country’s economy. The taxes in Europe changed a lot during the hundred years war in order to attempt to fund the war. In 1347 a Genoese fleet docked in Sicily where the crew was found to be dead or dying. An attempt was made to quarantine this ship but the rats on board managed to escape. These rats carried fleas which were infected with the Black Death.
After viewing this film and researching it, its obvious that there are far too many inaccuracies that took place. Bonnie and Clyde takes place during the Great Depression and during this time some people resorted for a time to revolt. On October 29, 1929 the stock market crashed and within two months stockbrokers lost forty billion dollars. Over five thousand banks failed, leaving depositors with total losses. Over twelve million workers were jobless and families lined up at soup kitchens and bread lines for food (5).This created Americas biggest crime wave in the history.
This violent act from the people stemmed from the poor economic situation in France as by Spring 1789, the average Parisian worker was spending 88% of their wage on bread as prices were so highly inflated. When Necker was dismissed popular demonstrations in Paris began and a hunt for weapons began which led them to the Bastille, where mob of 150,000 stole 30,000 muskets and began to destroy the prison, which partly symbolised what was wrong with the ancient regime. This was so significant as this signalled that the kind had lost control of Paris which allowed the Paris Commune to be set up on July 15th, and share power with the king, also meaning that the National Assembly was a no able to draw up a constitution without the threat of the king dictating the Assembly. This was huge for Paris as it now meant the people were
This disappointment is clearly shown by the growth of radical activity, which resulted in unrest during the period. For example, 100,000 attended a meeting of the London Corresponding Society in 1795, to protest at hunger and parliamentary corruption. There was also disappointment with the actions of the government during Liverpool’s ministry, 1812-22. For example, the Corn Laws were introduced in 1815. This caused disappointment as it meant that no foreign corn could be imported until the price of British corn reached 80s a quarter.
Poor harvests played a big part in causing the French Revolution since people were already angry with the King spending too much on himself and not enough on the country and then extreme weather such as snow and rain comes and causes the people of France to get even more annoyed even though the poor harvest was not the King’s fault. The poor harvests later caused the price of bread to shoot up which in turn forced people (especially people in the third estate) to spend more on bread and less on luxuries such as shoes and hats. This in turn affected most factory owners as they would’ve had to fire workers or lower wages of the current factory workers. This put unemployment at a very high rate due to factories having to fire workers and the people who did get fired would have to starve most days because they were not earning any money. This whole incident wouldn’t have been so bad if the Three Estates system was fairer since having all three estates paying the same amount of tax would enable the third estate to spend more on food such as bread instead of having the third estate paying the most tax and the first and second paying close to nothing.
Short term causes included the embarrassing defeated faced by Russia in the Russo-Japanese war. This loss to a ‘second rate power’ not only undermined the Tsars power, but also resulted in already poor conditions in towns deteriorating further. The high taxes that were introduced at one of the many times of great famine angered many peasants already struggling to survive. Finally the economic slump further raised unemployment in the working classes. Although at first glance the revolution may appear to have been a failure, there were many successes that came as a result.
Upton Sinclair was an author who wrote more than 90 books, but his most famous, The Jungle, was written in 1906. In the book, he reported on a meat packing industry he had visited. Not only was the meat processed repulsively, but the conditions for the workers were unbelievably abominable. The book sold more than 150,000 books in the first year. Americans were appalled by the truth in their meat products, including how dead rats were ground together and sold as sausage, and how guts were packaged and sold as “potted ham.” When President Theodore Roosevelt read it, he was disgusted, among with other U.S citizens.
They felt as though the more abuse they gave, the more power they gained. However, some slaveholders become so obsessed with the thirst for power that their actions lead to the deaths of innocent people. The violent scenes that Douglass presents are nothing short of horrifying. He reveals that slaveholders often got away with murder with out any type of punishment or jurisdiction. An account of this is when a slaveholder by the name of Mr. Gore whipped his slave, Demby, to the point where he could not bear it.
This rising population brought problems as well as opportunities however the demand for food increased leading to a sharp rise in food prices especially the price of grain which increased between four and sevenfold across Europe during the period from 1450 to 1620. Merchants would seek to make the highest profit by hoarding grains and flour. The hardest hit by rising prices were those that had to buy all or most of their food especially the urban and rural poor as they did not have access to cooking facilities, this led to bread riots and other types of violence and to various events of famine during this period. Diet For most Europeans grains such as wheat, oats, barley and rye were the prime source of their nutrition. Wheat and rye was made into bread and pasta, oats into porridge or gruel, rye into beer and