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Where the Industrial Revolution began

The Industrial Revolution began in Great Britain. This was due to the prime requisites that Great Britain had. The other main advantage stimulant was that Britain was a strong imperial power. They had colonies all over the world. These colonies provided the raw materials and provided markets for British manufactured goods. This demand for goods forced British companies to find cheaper and more efficient ways to produce goods. This led to the development of factories and machines.

British also had everything needed to run this factory. Britain was rich in iron and coal. These fuels and the existence of several strong rivers supplied the factories with the power they needed. With the recent enclosure movement, many people were moving to the city to find jobs. This growing population in the cities supplied the labor these factories required. These advantages gave Great Britain the head start into the industrial age. However, many countries soon followed Britainís footsteps.

[Overview of the Entire Industrial Revolution]






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