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France 1890-1914 : the Economy

By 1890, the economic burden resulting from the FRANCO-GERMAN WAR of 1870-1871 had largely been overcome. With a rapidly growing colonial empire, France experienced a period of rapid industrial growth. Iron ore output rose from 3,472,000 metric tons in 1890 to 21,918,000 metric tons in 1913, production of crude steel from 683,000 ,etric tons in 1890 to 4,687,000 metric tons in 1913. France's railway network in 1890 had already been dense (33,280 km total length), being extended to 40,770 km in 1913.
French banks increasingly invested abroad, the TRANSIBERIAN RAILROAD being a major object of investment.

REFERENCE Colin Heywood, The Development of the French Economy, 1750-1914, Cambridge : UP 1995, 74 pp., KMLA Lib. Call Sign 330.944 H622d
Jean-Marie Mayeur and Madeleine Reberioux, The Third Republic from its Origins to the Great War 1871-1914, (Fr. Or. 1973, Eng. Trsl. 1984), Cambridge UP 1994, KMLA Lib. Call Sign 944.081 M468t
Article : France, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1913 pp.991-1005 (on events of 1912) [G]
Article : France, in : Statesman's Year Book 1895 pp.467-505, 1898 pp.465-504, 1901 pp.533-580, 1905 pp.589-637, 1910 pp.742-781 [G]
Article : France, in : Appleton's Annual Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events 1902 pp.253-268 [G]
Article : France, in : International Year Book 1899 pp.331-345, 1900 pp.356-366 [G]
Article : France, in : New International Year Book 1907 pp.280-284, 1908 pp.256-264, 1909 pp.254-264, 1913 pp.259-267 [G]
Andrew Dickson White, Fiat Money, Inflation in France (1912), posted by Gitenberg Library Online

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