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  • Which Countries Failed to Compete with Great Britain in the Industrial Revolution?

    Which Countries Failed to Compete with Great Britain in the Industrial Revolution?

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    The very advances that Britain’s Industrial Revolution brought about—steamships, railroads, telegraphs—made it impossible for Britain to keep its inventions at home, even if legislation was passed in an attempt to limit its export.
    Here in Gent this fellow is still somewhat of local hero,

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lieven_Bauwens

    His main feat: to smuggle a fully functional spinning mule, along with skilled workers across the channel
    Lambert of Montaigu - Crusader.

    Bolgios - Mercenary Game.

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      Recruiters from the USA persuaded entire British industrial communities to relocate to North America in the first part of the nineteenth century. IIRC there was a very good article in History Today in the late 60s describing this.
      Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe (H G Wells)
      Mit der Dummheit kaempfen Goetter selbst vergebens (Friedrich von Schiller)

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