The Importance Of The Industrial Revolution In Britain

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“Revolutions are the locomotives of history” (Karl Marx). The concept of how far we’ve progressed in the past couple of centuries is hard to grasp. A revolution is defined as an instance of revolving and I think this quote from Karl Marx sums up the significance of revolutions in relevance to us as the human race; they pull us forward and allow us to progress. It’s whether or not these progressions are beneficial or not that makes or breaks the usefulness of a revolution. Although the industrial revolution in Britain had its ups and downs, it ultimately paved the road for Britain to become the world power it is today. There is much discussion about how, or why, the Industrial revolution started in Britain. I contribute this to three main attributes of Britain; the scientific and agricultural revolution, the cheap energy economy, and their social structure.
One of the main reasons the industrial revolution worked out as
Everything is the same, everything is standardized. As depicted by Charles Dickens in Hard times, it’s a matter of fact versus fancy, standard versus imagination. In many ways, during a time where Marxism was booming and the idea of Communism would’ve been very appealing to many, the Industrial revolution ruined these standards and allowed Britain’s economy to grow. Yes, there was an upper and lower class, but the newly introduced middle class gave a subtle “equality” in the sense that upper class life wasn’t so out of reach anymore. They found themselves in a system that allowed lower class to evolve into middle class and maybe even upper class if they worked hard enough. “A major part of the revolution was the development of factories and mass production. Which sounds kind of bad, but they’re key things that we need to keep up our economy and plump lifestyle.” (Daniel); because the revolution, we are able to live how we do

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