The Economic Factors And Aspects Of The French Industrial Revolution

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The Industrial Revolution in France occurred after the other revolutions throughout Europe; however, they experienced an increase of the pace of their industrialism despite not exactly developing as quickly as other countries in Europe. The competition from the other industries seen in foreign areas caused the revolution in France. Unfortunately, many people with specialized, artisanal skills had to give up their trade. The largest shift of this nature was those who spun cotton and wool had to give their consumers and production over to the developing textile industry. The cottage industries, those jobs completed from one’s home, in France became extremely difficult for citizens. Those who worked in those industries could not find jobs that paid enough for survival. Degradation of the family economy gave rise to cultural shifts in the working class as families had less control over their lives. Many men were forced to make more money by traveling with the construction industry to build methods for transportation like railways and canals. Their industrial revolution also spawned the creation of poor and middle class as well as recurring and violent labor strikes. The living conditions of workers in France spiraled as wages decreased and starvation became commonplace. Production, factories, and workers became more expensive as the skill needed to perform jobs decrease. Despite all the negative aspects of the French industrial revolution, France was also a capital for
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