history 124 age of equipoise

history 124 age of equipoise - Age of Equipoise - 1850s -...

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Age of Equipoise - 1850s - Age of stability - England was only stable for some people - Britain possessed the only mature industrial economy in the world External changes that end the Age of Equipoise - Germany and United States are both industrializing - Need to import machinery and energies (coal, oil, iron, steel) - Britain supports the need for materials - Rail and steam bring the world together - Age of Globalization - Agricultural development - Now exportable because of rail roads - European military power open new trade routes - Navies open up China and Japan to further trading - Wool and cotton - Import cotton from southern United States - Import wool from Australia and New Zealand - 60% of bread and corn is imported from abroad - Agricultural employment declines greatly - 1851- 1.9 million - 1871- 1.4 million - Tea imports - India - Wine - Portugal Effects of expansion - Transformation of heavy industries - Coal - Production tripled between 1850-1880 - No revolution in technique or equipment - Size of coal mining labor force increases
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course HIST 124 taught by Professor Donnelly during the Spring '08 term at Wisconsin.

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