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The Impacts Of The Industrial Revolution In The 19th Century

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Throughout the Early modern era there were many shifts in the economy from the 1400s to the 19th century. Industrialization, advances in technology, and global trade system all contributed to the economic stability of the world. It is central to understanding the role of economy in the success or failure of a nation. The industrial revolution began in England in the 18th century and soon spread to Japan, United States, Northern France and Germany. England’s lead in the revolution translated into political power that allowed colonization of other places which helped build the British empire. During the 1400’s Europeans dominated political order by capitalism. The industrial revolution would not have been possible without improvements in agriculture in England. Scientific farmers evolved the technique of growing their own food which yielded larger crops and more income which stimulated the economy. The larger the farms the less they would eventually need. Farmers who lost their jobs would eventually move to cities or seek employment elsewhere. Like a ripple effect the larger the supply of food the more nutrition people received thus boosting the population considerably. Overall the industrial revolution helped Britain increase its output of manufactured goods by creating machines that can do a man’s job but better. The textile industry was a major turning point in exports. Britain already exported wool, linen, and cloth. Also, just as important, was the technological
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