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Was the Industrial Revolution a revolution or evolution ?

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You could argue that it was a little of both.  One way to look at it is that it was evolution in how it happened but revolution in its effects.

The Industrial Revolution did not happen all at once and change the world in a day or even a few...

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You could argue that it was a little of both.  One way to look at it is that it was evolution in how it happened but revolution in its effects.

The Industrial Revolution did not happen all at once and change the world in a day or even a few years.  Instead, it built gradually to the point where it truly had changed the world.  In that sense, it was evolution.

But in its effects it was a revolution.  That is because it changed everything so completely.  It changed everything from where people lived to how they worked, to the role of women in society to the environment.  The changes it created over time were so important that they should be called a revolution.

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