UGC 112 Industrial Revolution

UGC 112 Industrial Revolution - without strict...

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Gaurang Joshi Continental Europe was having many wars this is why the industrial revolution took more  time to develop there. Since England is on an Island, a war with the British is only manageable  by a navy or aircraft. And since at that time airplanes were not invented, it would be hard to beat  the British navy lauded to be the best in the world. Wars in Continental Europe clouded the  atmosphere with war and nationality rather than cooperation and education. This is why Wars  damaged Europe in terms of The industrial revolution. Many protests come up in Continental Europe due to the allowance of child labor. This was  frowned upon by families and by the children. Britain had already demolished Child Labor when  the industrial revolution kicked off, however continental Europe felt as if it would be beneficial.  The children were being paid less then minimal and Europe came to find out the hard way, 
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Unformatted text preview: without strict enforcement (which also cost money) child labor was almost useless. Protests came about and thus again slowed the industrial revolution in Europe. Lastly the introduction of the Railroad at an early stage was a huge part of the British success. It allowed for movement of goods and supplies across the nation at a much faster pace than before. It also made way for a new type of technology. The railroad was constructed and the train was carried by a steam engine which used heat from burning coal to heat water into water vapor and create energy. This was pivotal to the success of the British because it allowed communication and social barriers to be crossed. The train was soon used for commercial use in a quasi-capitalistic phase in Great Britain after Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations....
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This note was uploaded on 09/24/2011 for the course UGC 111 taught by Professor Bono during the Fall '08 term at SUNY Buffalo.

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