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Unformatted text preview: equipment was also being sold abroad ~Local people learned all the skills their British teachers had to offer by the 1840s ~A new generation of skilled mechanics from Belgium and France was spreading their knowledge east and south Technical Schools ~Continental countries, especially France and the German states, began to establish a wide range of technical schools ~Governments provided for the costs of technical education, awarded grants to investors and foreign entrepreneurs, exempted foreign industrial equipment from import duties, and in some places even financed factories Industrial Government ~Joint-stock investment banks emerged in France and German-speaking lands in the 1850s ~Governments actively bore much of the cost of building roads and canals, deepening and widening river channels, and constructing railroads 3. What role did transportation play in the Industrial Revolution? ~...
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- Spring '09