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Of what importance were new machines to the textile industry?

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The textile industry was a massive part of the economies in nations such as Britain and the United States, with a constant demand for cloth spurring inventors to find more efficient ways to work with cloth. The flying shuttle, spinning jenny, water frame, and cotton gin all contributed to a rapid rise in the production of linen for these nations, which in turn led to large profits made by exporting linen-based goods.

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