Defining Europe: The Industrial Revolution Introduction The Industrial Revolution that transformed first Great Britain, and then Europe and the United States, in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, was arguably the one of the most defining periods in the last millennium of European history. While sometimes mistaken as simply being about inventions and the creation of industry, in fact the Industrial Revolution represents nothing less than a radical re-defining of European ideology, society, culture, economics and politics. It was the Industrial Revolution that broke the final vestiges of the feudalism in Europe – such as serfdom and the enduring medieval guilds – and gave European nations the military capacity and...The end:
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