. The History of Manufacturers in the United States 1607-1860. This is especially useful with the Industrial Revolution, where wild theories dominate. It involved new and more efficient ways of organizing tasks, it led to increase in agricultural productivity, the harnessing of plentiful labor and the expanded role of financial institutions that began in the second half of the century that would transform society. China is seen by Eurocentric historians to have been much more densely populated than Europe. This can be seen both a positive and negative impact on society. With adaptation, this would form the basis for the steam power used in industry.
Also, they had a series of inventors that made machines that helped jump-start the Industrial Revolution, such as the steam engine and the dynamo. Any raw supplies Britain itself did not have could be provided by its many colonies. Industrial Revolution on the Continent: Germany, France, Russia 1800-1914. Furthermore, although meat provides an unrivalled source of protein, the Chinese gained enough protein from rice and beans, in addition, the Chinese, along with the Japanese and South-East Asia, had a safe water supply and cotton was widely available. The British could now feed more people for less money. It is argued that Britain had a climatic advantage over China due to its mild weather and constant rainfall.
Coal was another important natural resource. England were one of the first to abolish serfdom in the 15-17th century while east europe did not abolish it untill 1861, thus england shifted into an agricultural society faster in search for better methods to farm, in addition the english were the first to develop the cottage industry which made family's produce goods for themselves and consumers, this process would and their free trade, consumer demand and social mobillity and willing investors allowed the English to lead in industrialization The geographical factors included improved transport, productionand resources. Innovation was essential to the Industrial Revolution because of the idea of assembly lines. However, rivalries at court prevented any more voyages possible and by 1550 it had become a capital offence to sail a ship of more than two masts at all. The idea of rural life in 17th century England as being idyllic, where workers lived in the sun and ate wholesome food is a fable.
It was highly speculative and provided the basis on which in the 1960s a lively debate concerning the motives of the establishment of the colony commenced amongst historians. Britain's natural resources and agriculture Britain is an island rich in natural resources. There was a larger labour market. The cradle is a attachment put on the blade of a scythe that functioned a a large pitch-fork. Why did the Industrial Revolution begin in Britain? Such diversity in opinion is cause for a closer look into the areas of contention; geography and ecology, demography, technology, European economic advantage, colonialism and a global economy, governmental policy and the role of exploitation, and general cultural differences.
Meanwhile the price of oil has increased markedly over the last several decades. The first regions of the world to be industrialized were Western Europe, then North America, followed by Eastern Europe and Asia. In the 1840's mined fertilizer was being used. As Britain's overseas colonies grew in number, new import and export markets emerged. From the seventeenth to the nineteenth century, internal transportation saw great improvements.
However, this fact has created a split opinion; Pomeranz argues that China did not have the same need for livestock that Europe did. As a result, colonization of Africa began to rapidly increase around 1884 after the Berlin Conference, during which diplomats decided how to divide Africa among European imperialists like Britain, France, Belgium, Spain, Portugal and Germany. It started with mechanization with textile industrialization with textile industry, the development of iron making machines as the increased use of refine coal. Because it had a highly educated and innovative upper and middle class. Demand for British goods increased so more cost-effective means ofproduction were needed. Then as in the past agricultural will be the key to industrialization.
Along with that, the new inventions made it so less people were needed on farms and more people. Technological improvements in agriculture led to the industrial revolution. The third reason was the lack of internal tariffs and the lack of political interference in business. Despite these reservations, something remarkable did occur. Great Britain had undergone key processes, such as the Agricultural Revolution, Financial Revolution, and Scientific Revolution that set up the suitable circumstances for the Industrial Revolution to occur.
Why was Britain the first country to industrialize? Because they got a lot of oomph, they got up 0:14:32 0:14:35 and got on with things. Because it had a well developed banking system to support invention and development. These waterways cut down on shipping and cost. Firstly in the technological field, people started to use new basic materials such as iron and steel and new energy sources such as electricity, steam engine, etc. The documentary explores two fascinating questions - why did the industrial revolution happen when it did, and why did it happen in Britain? Stephen Clarke is a Research Analyst at the Legatum Institute, London.
They were fascinated with wealth. Many people were injured or killed due to unsafe working conditions. In addition, in order to protect its new textile industry, Great Britain began to restrict textile imports from India and other countries by establishing tariffs and other protective policies. Furthermore, the economy in Africa collapsed as the value of its cash crops fell. However, these claims on closer inspection are not entirely unique to Europe. This was the Industrial Revolution, which began in Britain around the mid eighteen hundreds and started to influence the rest of Europe and then the world.