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Unformatted text preview: ically favored. Industrialization also led to the sprawl of urbanization in the countryside. Factory towns and port cities experienced the greatest growth, causing overcrowding to become an issue. As population grew, town spread out to the countryside, and away from factories. These new towns, however, could not provide enough job for laborers, and poverty levels rose. Very few of the poors houses had bathrooms, and people were forced to use water closets. The raw sewage from these water closets ran off into the water supply, creating many sanitation problems. The effects of industrialization also created pollution. Coal burning sent hazardous gases into the air, and factories began to dump waste into the water supply. Overall, the resulting impacts of Great Britain learning to cope with the effects of industrialization were high death rates, and horrible living conditions. One benefit, however, was that more people moved above the poverty line. As urban sprawl took over Great Britain, the structure of society changed as well. Wealthy benefit...
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