HST 150 paper 5 WA6 - Industrialization is a process that...

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Industrialization is a process that “transformed agrarian and handicraft-centered economies into economies distinguished by industry and machine manufacture.” The development of industrialization encouraged rapid technological revolution and increased the material standards that many people lives by in several parts of the world. The impact of industrialization was widespread and changed the economy as well as the social setting by creating new work environment; the factory. Industrialization created urbanization and migration to new cities where many people ended up living in filth and working under dangerous conditions. Capitalism and industrialization spread quickly throughout Great Britain and Western Europe and countries gained economic advantages (BZS, 516). In Great Britain high agricultural productivity resulted in substantial population growth, and high population densities encouraged job specialties outside of agriculture. For centuries wood served as Great Britain’s primary source of fuel for iron production, heating homes, and cooking. Wood was used for such an extensive list of activities that it often created a wood shortage. “The British had used coal for hundreds of years as a fuel for heating in homes in London primarily. England had and continues to have large deposits of coal - which produces a good deal more energy and heat than wood.” Great Britain soon started using coal for wood which created a framework for industrialization. Without the use of coal it is unlikely that the economy would have been able to continue iron production and the addition of steam engines. Steam engines were important because they contributed to the mining and industry, which were both important to the industrial process that was happening in Great Britain. Coal was a giant difference between Great Britain and China’ industrialization; Great Britain had great geography for the process; because of the shape and size of England, it was always near the coast. Coal provided the means for the British to "invent" the industrial revolution, and with it, to develop the means to become the most powerful country in the world in a relatively short period of time (BZS, 516, Module). Great Britain’s industrialization was kept alive by the colonization of America. As
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HST 150 paper 5 WA6 - Industrialization is a process that...

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