Reasons the Industrial Revolution Started in Britain
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Britain had LARGE AMOUNTS OF COAL AND IRON which benefited the Industrial Revolution
Had a LARGE LABOUR SUPPLY due to population growth and from unemployed farm labourers that went to the big cities to look for work
Government was BUSINESS-FRIENDLY and business people influenced government to get the PARLIAMENT to PASS LAWS that HELPED BUSINESS GROW
British GOVERNMENT IMPROVED TRANSPORTATION (canals and railways) and navy was used to protect shipping lanes
Britain had CAPITALISTS who were READY to BUILD FACTORIES and to IMPROVE TRANSPORTATION
Britain had large sources of other RAW MATERIALS as well as investments in GLOBAL TRADING in sugar plantations..etc
Their TEXTILE INDUSTRY made Britain RICH and POWERFUL industry
Britain's climate and geography benefit their sheep industry
AGRICULTURAL INDUSTRY increased FOOD PRODUCTIONS and allowed people to work in the industry
Huge COMMERCIAL POWER during this time, profits from tobacco, tea, slaves..
Provided incentive that the poor could work harder to move up in the social ladder or to get "ahead/become rich"