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Industrial Revolution
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Where did the Industrial Revolution begin and why?

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2014-09-15 00:58:05

The industrial revolution began in the mid-to-late 18th century

starting in Western Europe, namely England. Inventions such as the

flying shuttle, water frame and power loom made mass production of

textiles possible and became the first step toward the industrial

revolution.

The need for this arose when production of textiles was

considered a household task that was long and tedious, and the

industrial revolution made such tasks much easier and opened up

opportunities for employment among the middle class.


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