The Relationship between the British Empire and the British Industrial Revolution in the 18th Century.

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During the 18th century, a great change occurred in Britain. Britain became an industrialized country and an empire. The Industrial Revolution can be regarded as a technological change in Britain when manufacturing began to rely on steam power rather than on animal labour or wind power. The overall economic shift towards large scale industry rather than small scale individual operations. The British Empire was expanding rapidly during the 18th century. An empire is a large, multi-ethnic state, whose political structure is held together by force. The British colonised most of Africa, North America, the Pacific, India and parts of Asia and South America. There were British colonies all over the world. The Industrial Revolution and the …show more content…

This strengthend the empire because countries relied on the empire. For example, India had the fine cotton but they still had to buy cotton goods from Britain because it did not have the technology and manufacturing skills. Once money was gained by exporting goods, merchants or factories owernes could buy more raw materials from the colonies and this cycle repeated itself over and over again.

Large scale factories required many

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