In 1750 political liberalism, the enlightened age, Infrastructure, and the economic climate allowed Great Britain to seek new job opportunities and exploit new business ideas. In addition, literacy, public education and the middle class was rising immensely. Concepts like partnerships and selling shares were introduced during this time period. The process of the Industrial Revolution was rapid in Western Europe however, by the 1900 all of Europe was involved. Over all, the effects of the revolution changed the way materials are transported, how products are made, on a global basis.The Industrial Revolution was a critical turning point in European history because the changes made are integral in the modern age.
This paper will discuss how prior to World War II colonial rule affected development in the region as well as economic and societal changes. The Far East, more specifically South East Asia, was seen in Western eyes as a vast opportunity to develop a region which up to this point hadn’t become industrialized. (Borthwick 2007, 80) South East Asia had been known to the western world for centuries due to land trading routes established previously throughout the region. (Borthwick 2007, 65) While there were many nations that were imperialistic, Great Britain and France were among the most vigorous in their pursuit of greater power. Imperialism in South East Asia took off with the ability to transport military might via sea from far distances.
Trade and overseas trade was the biggest of factors, which allowed Britain to establish itself as the 'Workshop of the World', but other factor included mechanisation and transport. Just how did these factors assist Britain in its transformation into a 'well oiled' society? Trade in 1780 expanded on a worldwide scale. Britain was at the centre of this expansion. At the time of the industrial revolution Britain had an expanse of world in its possession.
Because of all the variables and factors of the time, the world was ready for a new era, a modern era that advanced the world far beyond expectations. The Romantic Era was a time of innovation, social struggles, and major changes in industry and society, all due to Industrialization. One of the most important was all of the innovation that occurred. The Romantic era saw a series of economic and technological changes, originally and principally in England, which were later designated by the term “Industrial Revolution”. This term would forever hold true, as europe became the “industrial cradle” of the world.
A booming economy and national pride funded what is called industrialization. The industrialization of America was the development of the American industry on a massive scale. With an excellent economy and well-structured society, America was to bet all odds by becoming a world power similar to the British and French empires. Rapid industrialization and newfound wealth caused the country to go through huge change for better or for worse. The industrialization and the cotton gin seemed to only help the north and impoverish the south.
This big bang refers to when goods and raw materials began to be circulated between the newly-discovered Americas and Europe, thus beginning the mixing of two very different cultures. Two other possible starting points are with the Industrial Revolution and the Fall of the Berlin Wall. The general view is that it most likely started in-between 1820 and 1870. Without globalization we would be without several types of entertainment, music genres, technologies, and even religion. I believe that globalization is vital to the world in order to reach a completely unified Earth and that globalization is one of the major contributors of our modern day society.
Growing connections with the New World led to worldwide exploration and increased trade with new civilizations. Western Europe, especially England, was at the center of the global exchange of raw materials and new ideas. From 1770 to 1850, England experienced an industrial revolution, while Russia, slow to abandon serfdom, followed the industrial trend in the mid-1800s. England’s impressive take on industrialization motivated Russia to follow England’s example. While both processes were different in that they took separate economic actions, through England’s mercantilism and privately owned businesses and Russia’s state controlled aristocracy, the overall goal for a stronger place in the global network was mutual.
But the decade of 1890s, the period between 1893 and1903 was a turning point in the history of United States, marked with the expansion of America for the first time outside its main land. Even though policy makers justified imperial expansion under the doctrine of manifest destiny, other causes, specifically the Depression of 1893, strategic military acquisition in order to improve US security, international competition, and the urge to control greater a part of the world in order to become the world power, actually encouraged the US to expand across its borders. This changed America’s traditional foreign policy from isolationist to interventionist that drew America into various international disputes at the risk of its own security. After 1865, facilitated by the development and expansion of railways, American industries grew rapidly and pushed its production beyond the domestic demands. This progress attracted immigrants from throughout the world increasing the population of the US rapidly.
From 1500-1750, globalisation was marked by military expansion of empires as well as the start of long-distance trade. New spheres of interaction also formed in this period: in 1557 “the gateway to Asia was open to Europeans for good” (p. 43) and the Americas became the centre for European economic expansion as “the continent of ’unlimited potential’” (p. 47). It was in this period that Europe became perceived as the centre of the world, heralding the emergence of a global consciousness. The second period (1750-1880) was the age of imperialism and revolutions. Politics became a major source of conflict in the Western Hemisphere, and the authors posit that this crisis between Old and New Worlds was “the result of intense processes of integration” (p. 61).
‘How has Globalization shaped Energy Systems in Emerging Economies and the Global South? Illustrate your answer in reference to your chosen case study country.’ 1. Definition of Globalization After the cold war, word ‘globalization’ was commonly used at a time of unprecedented interconnectedness when advanced nations experienced a ruthless development by exploiting energy resources and stressing culture forms in developing countries. To identify the definition of ‘globalization’, it is significant to clarify its appearance as well as implication. An outstanding mechanism frequently used to interpret ‘Globalization’ is the ‘World Economy’.