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The Industrial Revolution was one of the greatest transformative moments in history, revolutionising the way humans worked, how they ordered their societies and how they thought about their lives all over the world. But was it really a happy coincidence that a handful of geniuses unleashed the fruits of their inventiveness on a grateful nation at roughly the same time? And if so why did it happen in Britain as opposed to France or Germany or even the United States? Told with an international perspective, Professor Jeremy Black explores how a unique international position allowed 19th century Britain to become the richest, most powerful nation on earth and to set in motion the changes that soon swept over the planet.

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33 comments

Fernand Baeteman 14/09/2021 - 8:35 Sáng

Most intersting nevertheless.

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awang belantara 14/09/2021 - 8:35 Sáng

Rulers of the greatest empire in history i.e. the outstanding mass murderers & robbers in history

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Andrew Lambert 14/09/2021 - 8:35 Sáng

The European countries have still not understood that by opressing ideas they are hurting themselvs.

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JayJay 14/09/2021 - 8:35 Sáng

when you go threw the comments just to see if anyone has the answer to your homework assignment but they don't so you have to actually watch the video to find it TwT

anyways, unlike y'all, my teacher was nice and split the home work into three days with a total of 9 questions :p and in the end we don't even finish the video sooooo, I guess my class is lucky

it still sucks though because he gave us two other things to do separate from this video…..

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Matthias Dwornik 14/09/2021 - 8:35 Sáng

I didn't study how to make such videos.
But in future turn the music down a bit.

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Rich ard 14/09/2021 - 8:35 Sáng

18:08 asmr

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Titus Muoka 14/09/2021 - 8:35 Sáng

Why did Britain fail to export industrial elitism and revolution to its African colony? Kenya could be far in terms of development if these people provided right economic conditions to African countries

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V. G. R. L. 14/09/2021 - 8:35 Sáng

Excellent piece of intellectual work. The link of a sociopolitical system, trade and knowledge is remarkably set out. Congratulations for the author.

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William Griffith 14/09/2021 - 8:35 Sáng

Great documentary, but the Industrial Revolution and its consequences have been a disaster for the human race. They have greatly increased the life-expectancy of those of us who live in “advanced” countries, but they have destabilized society, have made life unfulfilling, have subjected human beings to indignities, have led to widespread psychological suffering (in the Third World to physical suffering as well) and have inflicted severe damage on the natural world. The continued development of technology will worsen the situation. It will certainly subject human beings to greater indignities and inflict greater damage on the natural world, it will probably lead to greater social disruption and psychological suffering, and it may lead to increased physical suffering even in “advanced” countries.

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nabru laxan 14/09/2021 - 8:35 Sáng

Industrial revolution was funded by money british looted from India and China..

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Yukang Wu 14/09/2021 - 8:35 Sáng

Almost everyone came here because of homework except me.

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jonathan cobb 14/09/2021 - 8:35 Sáng

god the reason

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Brisk Stevens 14/09/2021 - 8:35 Sáng

When the host is narrating, when not on screen, can barely hear his voice. Come bbc, your in the audio/visual business. Nobody at HQ catch on to this?

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James Klatt 14/09/2021 - 8:35 Sáng

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Freddy Marcel-Marcum 14/09/2021 - 8:35 Sáng

This is why White people are truly the best at what we do🇺🇲🐎🇬🇧

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S Starklite 14/09/2021 - 8:35 Sáng

But can you imagine how much farther we would have gotten, and faster, if there was EQUAL WEALTH WORLDWIDE! I can’t believe that capitalists have never realized that! Capitalists think it’s right to give all the money to a few rich people which is insane, because it stops progress! We should force all the rich people to redistribute money equally worldwide because it never should have been distributed unequally in the first place! Whenever someone dies before age 100+ that stops progress. And by ending the oppression of the wage system and having perfectly equal wealth worldwide the new inventions will come like magic, at a very fast pace, signs, miracles and wonders! For cures to diseases to things we now think are impossible. It’s going to blow your minds!

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Miçhael. Perry 14/09/2021 - 8:35 Sáng

Start of our end

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Mike Stirewalt 14/09/2021 - 8:35 Sáng

If the BBC is so smart, especially with a documentary explaining just how smart their society is, why do they drown out the spoken audio of this documentary by overlaying it with period music (racket) making it quite difficult to make out much of what the narrator is saying?

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Natalie Rourke 14/09/2021 - 8:35 Sáng

9:10 urANUS

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drmiftikhar2011 14/09/2021 - 8:35 Sáng

Background Music is too loud and annoying leading to poor voice of commentator

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David Vila 14/09/2021 - 8:35 Sáng

Wasn't the Mongolian empire ever? What are these fools saying?

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Harry Hocus 14/09/2021 - 8:35 Sáng

Too bad the music totally drowns out the narration…

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Derek Caistor 14/09/2021 - 8:35 Sáng

Would probably be a great documentary if were not for the overwhelming music that surely should be the background.

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Heritage_Is Important 14/09/2021 - 8:35 Sáng

Lots of comments about having to suffer through this documentary for 51 minutes because of school.
It would be really interesting if you could interview families, who lived through Britain's industrial revolution.
A husband and wife couldn't get employment in a coal mine unless they had a child – because a child could stand up in a coal mine. Even when child labour laws were brought in during the 19th century, factory employers got around them by
saying the child was not working, but "assisting the parent."
Poverty in urban areas was horrific – imagine the stink from raw sewage in the streets and cholera was killer.
Life expectancy was 38 years old.

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Heritage_Is Important 14/09/2021 - 8:35 Sáng

One Correction – there was the emergence of a rich merchant class – not so much a middle class.
"The Rotten Borough System" To be a Parliamentarian or vote, required a person to be a male and own land. During this time of massive urbanization, most Parliamentarian seats remained in Borrows in rural areas. Most famously Manchester didn't have a Parliamentary seat while , a rural Borrow with 250 people did. The Merchant class could buy land in rural areas – so they could effectively buy seats in Parliament. Then they created laws in their favour – most notoriously the Corn Laws.

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Heritage_Is Important 14/09/2021 - 8:35 Sáng

Great documentary – hope Professor Black creates a documentary on Britain's Second Industrial Revolution
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To add , the first Industrial Revolution in Britain lead to significant urbanization.
We saw the shift from skilled trades people in rural areas loosing their jobs to factories in the city.
Poverty in urban areas became horrific – most notably Manchester and Birmingham.
By 1840, life expectancy in Britain dropped to 39 years old.
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All this lead to the Chartist Movement and their 6 Points.

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michael okech 14/09/2021 - 8:35 Sáng

Let's be honest. This myth spread african rulers were willing to sell slaves is crap. British used force, if I was a chief I would rather sell off the other tribes as slaves than let my own people be captured.
2. If their wasn't any need for slaves, no monetary benefit would the Africans just sell off slaves. White people created a need and it had to be met.

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The Alaskan RC GUY 14/09/2021 - 8:35 Sáng

Interesting that y'all are watching YouTube to do your homework. If I had YouTube when I was in school in the 80's and 90's I am certain that I would have been kicked off for uploading something wacked back then. Thats how I feel about phones with camera's. If I had one back then holy crap!!!

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AreJay 14/09/2021 - 8:35 Sáng

Am I the only one here whos watching just because of curiosity?

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Fibre Optic 14/09/2021 - 8:35 Sáng

I think also part of the industrial revolution was also due to the Scottish Enlightenment with Hume, Adam’s, Telfer, Black, Smith, just a number of the luminaries along with England’s giants

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Boreas 14/09/2021 - 8:35 Sáng

I'm here because of Ted Kaczynski.

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Barito Ramdhani Diko 14/09/2021 - 8:35 Sáng

me, deadass only click this video because of the meme

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Sutosh desale 14/09/2021 - 8:35 Sáng

and this is where pollution started

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