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  • British Iron Steel Industry
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    Was the British entrepreneur the most important single reason for the relative decline of the British economy in the late nineteenth century Despite a continued growth of production and wealth in absolute terms, the economy of "the first industrial nation" began to decelerate after 1870, in comparison with that of her closest competitors. This so called "decline" was caused by a number of factors not merely one as the question suggests, indeed Supple's foreword (1) asks, "Are we to be concerned ...
  • Negative Effect Of The Industrial Revolution
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    Britain was the perfect country to start the Industrial Revolution in because on these three factors. Britain had the natural resources of coal and iron. Coal was used for energy and iron was used for building the new machines. They also had surplus labor, which gave jobs to farmers, because of the Agricultural Revolution, which was led to farmers loosing their jobs. Britain had also had a lot of infrastructure, such as laws and in stable government, which helped with industrialization. Roads, p...
  • History Of The Industrial Revolution
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    Had it not been for the industrial revolution, I would doubt very much that we would enjoy the technology we have in the year 2000. The reason we have this technology is that between the years 1750 and 1914 a great change in the worlds history was made. People started to discover faster methods of producing goods, which increased their economy. These people were mainly British and French, but after a few years the French were distracted by their revolution, and the British continued to industria...
  • Social Conditions In Industrial Great Britain
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    The outcome of the social revolutions of 1830-1833 left Europe in a general sense of discontent. Governments were doing their best to limit democratic movements by restricting voting privileges to the wealthier middle classes. Limited voting power kept the Whig party 'safe'; from radical pressure in Britain. These absurd manipulations of the electorate and parliament encouraged democrats and radicals (middle classes) from all over Europe to protest and eventually uprise. One of the best, most co...
  • Positive Factors Of Industrialization And Modernization
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    Throughout the eighteenth century until the nineteen fifties, different countries have participated in the acts of industrialization and modernization more fully then others. There were many factors that permitted these countries to industrialize and modernize at a much greater pace than their significant opponents in the world industry. While rapid urbanization in Britain and dictatorship in Argentina and Russia promoted industrialization and modernization, the imperialist policies and ideas of...
  • Britain And America
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    By the 1870's, Britain's economy was enviable by the rest of the world as they set the pace in industrializing. However, her pre-eminence (GPD per capita exceeded that of America by one-third) wavered in this period preceding World War I. To determine whether this change was due to inefficiencies in British industry requires recognition of the contrasts between Britain and America. Although America's economy improved vis-'a-vis Britain's, this was out of Britain's control due to exogenous variab...
  • Great Changes
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    (This essay was written in 1976 but its thesis is as important today as ever, and especially during the holiday season when the conventional view of child labor in early industrial England finds its way into our hearts and homes through Charles Dickens's classic 'A Christmas Carol. ' ) Everyone agrees that in the 100 years between 1750 and 1850 there took place in Great Britain profound economic changes. This was the age of the Industrial Revolution, complete with a cascade of technical innovati...
  • Foundations For The Industrial Revolution
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    Had it not been for the American industrialization, we would not enjoy the technology we have in the year 2002. The reason we have this technology is that between those years a great change in the world's history was made. People started to discover faster methods of producing goods, which increased their economy. However, this industrialization had no effects on society. Society then was still very poor in some areas, but later on in the future the United States becomes the richest and most pow...
  • Jails In The 18th Century Britain
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    The decision to coloni se New South Wales in the late 18th century was influence by a number of social and political situations, which developed throughout Britain in the 18th century. The British society was dramatically changing due to the Industrial Revolution, soaring birth rates and higher age of death. The dramatic rise in the birth rate led to a lot of people being unable to find work and in desperation turning to crime. In 1776, Britain lost America as a colony and also a place to send t...
  • Industrial Revolution
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    The Napoleonic wars did have a large impact on industrialization in Europe as a result of realizations and actions taken to better their countries after the Napoleonic wars. Although the Industrial Revolution began in Britain during the 1700's it was boosted in the early 1800's after the Napoleonic wars because of reform that was needed. Industrialization then started spreading throughout Europe and into North America in the early 1800's. By the mid-1800's industrialization was widespread. This ...
  • Britains Empire
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    Queen Victoria wasnt sure that she wanted either of them. However, the Victorian era brought the further colonization of Europe and the rest of the world. It was also responsible for an increase in trading. Unlike many former leaders of the British Empire, Queen Victoria did not gain colonies merely to have more control in the world, they all had strategic locations within the empire. This justified her philanthropic motivations to her supporters (Lloyd 6). Britains empire was at its strongest w...
  • Industrial Leaders Of Manchester
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    The first paragraph of the letter clearly describes all the benefits and advantages of machinery comparing to the human labor. The position of merchants was based on several factors, basically economical. At the time both documents workers petition and merchants letter were written, all efforts of the country were directed on reducing prices when exporting goods, which could be reached with an efficient organization of labor. Machinery became a perfect tool for achieving this goal. They were rig...
  • Change To Industry
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    Change and continuity were both features of pre-industrial society. (Discuss with reference to Britain) Pre-industrial Britain was a period of gradual change in the way people lived and worked as well as a time when continuity of traditional values and beliefs persisted. Many new technologies were been developed and put into practice due to new demands. This began to revolutionise traditional forms of industry, transport and government. Different classes in society were given a fresh incentive t...
  • Great Britain's Resources And Political Stability
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    Great Britain was a place filled with people, wealth, resources, and ambition. These factors made it the perfect place to begin industrialization. To thrive in industry, it is imperative that large amounts of goods can be produced in small amounts of time. Considering the factors and resources Britain had, they had an advantage over all other countries. Great Britain was the ideal place to begin industrialization. One of the most important factors of productions was labor. Great Britain had a la...
  • Coal Industry
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    Essay Analysing the British Economy in the 1920's. By 1924 it was clear that the British economy was weaker than it had been in the pre-1914 years. Britain had seemingly lost its title of 'the workshop of the world' and was forced to fall in line behind major competitive countries such as America and Germany. The 1920's saw Britain face an economic decline in the industries that had once carried the country to industrial supremacy. The First World War did bring major changes to the British econo...

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