Industrial Revolution

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The Industrial revolution is known as a fundamental change that occurs in a society when its economy stops from based on agriculture and becomes dependent on the industry. The main features of the industrial revolution are divided into three which are: technological, socioeconomic and cultural aspects. Technological changes include the use of new materials such as iron, steel, new energy sources such as coal and driving forces such as the steam engine. Among social and cultural changes are remarkable, the increase in urban population, the development of the working class and labor movements. And the dramatic growth of scientific and technical knowledge (such as enslavement of people by the use of the machine, wars development, bombs and tanks, creation of industries that began to predominate over the agricultural system earlier. Contamination and a significant human exploitation system for many years ...) No doubt, a great revolution.

From the I.R emerged several consequences. From the time of the illustration and from the emergence of industrial societies begins the modernism. There is no longer a system in which kings reign and there is a migration from rural areas on a massive scale which makes cities begin to grow. People started using oil industrially. Oil makes the world population to grow from an overwhelming way. The capitalist system as a result of the industrial revolution, is a system that was based on the mass deployment of workforce. That made the gap between people who did not have production resources and the people who did, to grow. In other words this system made people who were poor poorer and the rich richer. The industrial system generated a really significant increase in the labor force. The population starte...

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...yone. But all is distributed in one small part of the population, while the other bigger part continues to grow and tries to get access to the market with the least pleasant jobs and in cases crime. What this system brought from the Industrial revolution really generated was the consumerism as a priority and not as a resource for life. In this sense consumption begins to rturn unnecessary. And things that aren't indispensable start to be acquired while before the revolution people produced just what was necessary.

As a result of the new labor structure established with the industrial revolution, society begins to slice up based on the economic arrangement that this new form of capitalist consideration has offered society and to those who have to sell their labor force. This consideration becomes a necessity that people did not have before this period of changes.
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