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1 Industrialization and Western Global Hegemony

2 Chronology Begins with no particular event Agricultural Revolution
Seven Year’s War, Industrial Revolution 1798, France takes Egypt with a small expeditionary force 1820’s, England tightens control over India 1830’s, China is forced to open their markets to the west [Opium War] 1850’s, England and France defeat Russia near its border [Crimean War]

3 Chronology continued US forces Japan to open its markets in 1850’s [Admiral Perry] American Civil war [Industrial North over non-industrial south], guess who wins? , Latin America, Africa, Polynesia colonized to a much larger degree Era Closes before the outbreak of WWI, why?

4 Industrial Revolution
Led by Britain, then Western Europe and the United States Technological change in the form of water, then coal powered engines (then fossil fuels) applied to production. Automation was steadily applied to processes that had once been labor intensive. Output increased at an exponential rate



7 Industrial Revolution
Why Britain? Several favorable factors, natural, political, economic, and intellectual resources Plus they had a population crisis caused by a revolution in agriculture.


9 Industrial Revolution
Followed previous European trends of a growing large manufacturing sector and huge advantages in world trade. Governments supported technological innovation with policies of economic growth, instituting laws to encourage banking, trading, entrepreneurship and inventions. Europe’s dominance in turn generated investment capital, profits from trade, and ultimately more market opportunities




13 Industrial Revolution
Origins of Industrialization Enclosure Movement, Scientific Agriculture Textiles James Watt, Steam Engine 1770 Factory System Transportation technology: Steam Ship Locomotive Telegraph


15 Industrial Revolution
Affect on Society and Culture Mass Migrations Rapid Urbanization New Social Divisions erupted onto the world stage Familial roles change in middle class, women take a step back in the merchant class from the previous era

16 Industrial Revolution
Middle Class began to embrace education and not apprenticeship as a means to success

17 Industrial Revolution
Effect upon the West Increased Military Power with new weapons technology Standardization of parts Mass Production New Forms of Transportation and Communication (Steamship, Railroad, Telegraph!!!) This is the means for the new dominance of Western Imperialism

18 What advantages do you have with a telegraph?




22 Suez Canal Suez canal opened in 1869

23 Industrial Revolution
Effect on the Global Markets was catastrophic Areas that had been dependant on western goods in exchange for raw materials now were even more dependant Areas that had previous manufacturing like China, India, and Latin America “de-industrialized” in the wake of their markets being flooded with cheap European goods


25 Lasting Effects Eventually the world would be divided into groups that were industrial and those that were not. Some Countries would seize upon the European model and attempt to industrialize themselves. Those that succeeded were not subsumed in the oncoming tide. . .


27 Population Movements Birth Rate declined as children became less important in the workplace (agriculture and factory) Urbanization Slave Trade ended New Immigrants take the place of the slaves (Asian and European)

28 Demographic and Environmental Changes
End of Atlantic Slave Trade New Birthrate Patterns Disease prevention and eradication Food Supply

29 4 Reactions to Western Hegemony
Incorporation into an expanded Western Civilization with certain modifications on basic western patterns: US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand Imitation of Western economic success without adopting western systems: Russia and Japan

30 Reactions to Western Hegemony
Losing territories, but maintaining a weak independent state: China and Ottoman Colonized outright: Africa, India

31 Rise of Western Dominance
Scramble for Africa

32 Major Forces in this Era?
Economic. Industrialization Political. Imperialism Social. Racism Cultural. Western

33 Racism? Take up the White Man's burden-- Send forth the best ye breed-- Go bind your sons to exile To serve your captives' need; To wait in heavy harness, On fluttered folk and wild-- Your new-caught, sullen peoples, Half-devil and half-child. Kipling

34 Global Society Technology: Steam Ships, locomotives, telegraph increased the speed and volume of transport and communication Suez (1869) and Panama canals (1914) International Corporations Cultural Globalization: Soccer Hollywood

35 Western Dominance of Global Society
Economic, Political, Social, Cultural, & Artistic

36 Key Terms? Mercantilism Capitalism Utopian Socialism
Communism (Manifesto 1848) Why did Communism not spread throughout the world? Democracy, Trade Unions, Increasing Standard of Living

37 Key Terms? Luddites Vertical and Horizontal Integration, Monopoly/Cartel/Trust Demographic Transition model

38 This is Rostow


40 Break Down this Document

41 Quiz EOYOP KYAC ‘I have neither given nor received and unauthorized assistance on this assignment’

42 Question One Who invented the steam engine?

43 two Name one of two countries that were able to Industrialize very late in the era of

44 three Who wrote the Communist Manifesto?

45 bonus What was the first country to have a truly GLOBAL empire?

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