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Chapter 4- Industrialization and the Shifting Global Balances, 1815-1885 What were the effects of the Industrial Revolution on imperialism? - 1815-1914 - Britain’s advantages and key changes o Benefits of industrial revolution Improving of production through mechanization Animal->people power o People moving into cities o Missionaries and explorers, introduction of diseases o Domination in commerce 1/3 of the world’s merchant/commerce was British o laissez-faire o spending on defense 2-3% o Britain’s relative decline Due in part to helping other nations Transfer of technology o Shifts in the Great Power balances caused by industrial and technological change affected wars more than finance and credit Expansion of national and international banking in the 19 th century How did Britain become such a hegemon? - enhanced position of country already successful - Britain became a different type of a Great Power strong in different realms o Naval realm o Colonization
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This note was uploaded on 02/28/2011 for the course HIST 038 taught by Professor Burns during the Fall '10 term at GWU.

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