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(S7.E2.) Chpt 1: The Industrial Revolution

The Industrial Revolution

The course begins with the Industrial Revolution in Europe. Why did this event occur in Europe when other cultures in the world predate modern European culture by more than 10,000 years? What factors permitted the Europeans to quickly develop their economic power and exert it throughout much of the world? Finally, how did the Industrial Revolution and the ensuing economic competition indireclty lead to World War One? These are the questions that we seek to answer through this chapter and our class discussion.

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