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What was the industrial revolution?

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In history many erroneously associated with the industrial revolution to great economic and industrial development of England in 70 years spanning the last half of the 18th century and the first decades of the 19th century. Isn't really a serious mistake because that was the time and the place in which you will reach maximum revolution when but, although it may seem strange, this owes much to the middle ages, we know that they have called it the period of obscurantism that strictly speaking is not true, in fact occurs a process of maturation of ideas and knowledge that for obvious reasons not to transcend until the invention of the printing, improvements in communications and the increase in the average life of European citizens.

The invention of the steam engine is unprecedented even in antiquity, which James Watt does is to build a control device that prevents the machine to explode and this become true working devices. Understood this fact, Watt began this period but not give him the honour of the invention of the steam engine. Its use implies obtaining labor specialist, cheap and plentiful thanks to an increase in reaching the rural population that moved to the cities in search of work. The maquilas used machines designed in the middle ages, e.g. cards that kept the guides of the needles that were used to make different designs, simply an adaptation had been made and the steam engine allowed more efficient work in less time. For the first time a country managed to accumulate an important monetary capitals thus allowing you to "Finance" not only their own welfare if not also to other countries allowing capitalism in the form more pure that has been.

I do not want to dull the gloss of the historical moment but were great injustices that I can not mention as the terrible conditions of life of the proletariat, children working in coal mines (said that families did not see the sunlight in years), without saying the great crime that resulted in such conditions. Many of the time are strongly influenced by this period e.g. Charles Darwin sees in nature a fierce battle for resources and competition heartless to survive since in England in his childhood he observed as individuals and industries competing for the market and one ended up being eliminated by others. Pure "natural" selection.

The theories of capitalism failed to predict that markets are autorregularan if without taking into account the human factor which in many occasions could manipulate markets to take advantage of fluctuations. We must confess that it is a brilliant period of history but not that is the reason why we must forget defaults to not make the same mistakes. It can be said that there was a very difficult period of transition, as any radical changes but that ended with the passage of time to benefit people in many areas; following the industrial revolution, started to be available "massively" for the first time before unthinkable consumer products for the general public (clothes of quality at affordable prices, then cars, etc...), and it should not be forgotten that virtually all pre-industrial societies existed in some other way slavery, which is closely linked and fall outside the scope of this article.
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