What are the natural resources of Great Britain?
Coal, Petroleum, natural gas - found in the British sector of the North Sea, zinc, Tin, limestone, iron ore, salt, slate clay, chalk, gypsum, lead, silica, arable land
Lack of natural resources. The industrialisation of Britain probably wouldn't have happened if it hadn't been for coal and iron. Both of these were found in Britain but not in Ireland. However, these two resources are now seriously depleted and consequently, the heavy industries that were built around these natural resources have all but gone.
How can the link between Britain's natural resources and its rise as an industrial nation be explained?
Great Britain was in a war with the French and as a result, their economy was spiralling downward. They thought the Colonists, with all their great natural resources, would be an excellent source of income. The problem is that Great Britain was taxing almost everything and the Colonists started revolting. The Colonists believed that being taxed without being representated was a bad idea.