Industrial revolution

The Industrial Revolution is defined as the transformation of people’s living conditions and social circumstances in the 18. and 19th century designated. It began in England and then spread throughout Western Europe and the USA, and then also in Asia, bringing about the transition from an agrarian to an industrial society. The most affected by the transformation were the capitalist entrepreneurs vis-à-vis the wage-earning proletarians.
The symbol of the Industrial Revolution is the steam engine. However, the main source of power for the production of goods was not only water power. In addition, people relied on their own physical strength as well as wind power and animal energy.
Also very important was the railroad, gradually developed from earlier railroads and equipped with steam locomotives as traction engines, which allowed an enormous increase in efficiency in transportation. The greater availability of raw materials, as a result of the transportation revolutions, led to a rapid expansion of industrial production. For example, the textile industry was increasingly relocated from small production sites (home work) to large factories.

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