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    Posted by Devansh on June 1, 2023 at 4:42 pm
    1. What were the causes and effects of the Industrial Revolution?
    2. What major event led to the start of World War II?
    Radhika replied 4 months ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Radhika

    June 1, 2023 at 4:44 pm
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    The Industrial Revolution, which began in the 18th century, was a period of significant technological, economic, and social change. There were several causes and effects associated with this transformative period.

    Causes of the Industrial Revolution:

    1. Technological advancements: Inventions like the steam engine, mechanized textile production, and iron smelting techniques revolutionized industrial processes and increased productivity.

    2. Access to resources: The availability of coal, iron, and other natural resources provided the necessary raw materials for industrialization.

    3. Urbanization: The growth of cities and towns created a concentrated labor force and stimulated demand for goods and services.

    4. Capital accumulation: The accumulation of capital through trade, colonialism, and investments fueled industrial growth.

    5. Population growth: The population explosion provided a larger labor force and a growing consumer market.

    Effects of the Industrial Revolution:

    1. Economic growth: Industrialization led to increased production and trade, expanding national economies and creating wealth.

    2. Urbanization and migration: Rural populations moved to cities in search of employment opportunities, leading to the growth of urban areas and the emergence of new social classes.

    3. Social changes: The Industrial Revolution brought about changes in social structures and the rise of the middle class. It also led to labor movements, as workers fought for better working conditions and rights.

    4. Technological advancements: The Industrial Revolution paved the way for further technological progress, such as the development of railroads, telegraphs, and the mechanization of various industries.

    5. Environmental impact: The rapid industrialization resulted in pollution, deforestation, and other environmental issues.

    The major event that led to the start of World War II was the German invasion of Poland on September 1, 1939. This invasion marked the beginning of the war in Europe and triggered a series of events that resulted in a global conflict. Following Germany’s invasion, Britain and France declared war on Germany in defense of Poland, thus initiating World War II.

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