Thursday, January 22, 2009

What was so "revolutionary" about the "Industrial Revolution"?

Well for one, it got the people to revolve around the cities. I think that the Industrial Revolution was just as revolutionary as the French Revolution. Both took place in Europe and both involved bad conditions for poor peopleI think it was (like these young lads) more like an "Industrial Spiral" since there were still farmers and home industries just less and added a number of new factories. I think the Industrial Revolution was caused by the American and French Revolutions. The increased unity in Britain and an unsettled population sparked new ideas. I guess a revolution is just a major change or readjustment, kind of like the scientific revolution, the greatest spiritual adjustment in history.


SamStewart said...

The definition for revolution is either
"an overthrow or repudiation and the thorough replacement of an established government or political system by the people governed."
"a radical and pervasive change in society and the social structure"

Both signify massive change, which is really what a revolution is all about.
The first is political, the second social.

Cote Laramie said...

Thankyou for responding! Yes I see. I think revolution is used loosely though don't you?

Hanjae Lee said...

Also, the I.R. started largely due to the high-mid class people, who had the gov. in their hands.

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