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Extra resources for Capital Cities at War: Paris, London, Berlin 1914-1919 (Studies in the Social and Cultural History of Modern Warfare)
London: metropolitan retardation The most striking demographic feature of London is its sheer size. With 7 million inhabitants, London was a city which dwarfed even Paris and Berlin. The spectacular dimensions of the British capital reflected early industrialization, making Britain the most highly urbanized nation in the world. 3 London's massive proportions also mirrored British political power: both imperial, unequalled in the pre-war period, as well as domestic, through the location within the metropolis of the instruments of power and administration of a relatively stable and long-centralized state.
Who could say in 1914 whether the rich or the poor were more adaptable, or better suited to face the challenge of war? Population Demographic growth The definition of city limits is a difficult matter in each of the three cases in question. For purposes of comparison, we refer in each case to two urban entities. First there is the city core, defined in 1864 for Paris as the twenty arrondissements; for Berlin, as the 'old Berlin' of urban inner districts, prior to 1920; and in London from 1889, as the twenty-eight metropolitan boroughs.
Xx-xxi. 32 Paris, London, Berlin on the eve of the war and capital markets, and the London Stock Exchange regularly quoted a considerable number of foreign shares. This is hardly surprising, given the massive flow of British capital abroad in the later nineteenth century. Perhaps 40 per cent of all capital outflow from Europe was British in origin, a figure well in advance of French or German venture capital in this period. Underpinning this complex and ubiquitous world market was the gold exchange standard, enabling free convertibility of bills of exchange for gold in London, an achievement unmatched by Paris during a number of turbulent periods in French financial history.