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Why did the industrial revolution begin in England and what factors led to the Great...
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The industrial revolution began in England practically by accident. It could have happened anywhere, but the necessities came together in England first.
The Great divergence was an inevitability. As noted, the industrial revolution could have come anywhere, and so it was impossible to keep it contained to just England. Innovations with different resources were inevitable in other lands. In addition, as England began to export the products of the Revolution, questions would be asked, "How did this get made?" Eventually the questions would be answered with either inferences or leaks of innovations.
Posted by tjbrewer on August 27, 2013 at 11:30 PM (Answer #1)
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