Why did the Industrial Revolution begin in England rather than in France or Germany according to the assigned materials?
Merriman maintains that there were various factors that led to Industrial Revolution to begin in England rather than in France or Germany. To begin with, commercialized farming that was capital-intensive commenced in England earlier than in any other country, thus feeding Britain’s rapid increasing population (Merriman, 564). Additionally, Britain was rich in natural resources such as coal and iron ore which was easily transported by water as those resources were close to water transportation (Merriman, 564). On the contrary, the French coal deposits were of less value and more dispersed and not close to iron ore and canals (Merriman, 564). The banking system in Britain also played a bigger role in the economy than in France. This is because…………………….
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