The Industrial Revolution changed the course of human history. The extended use of machinery brought about an explosion of fabrics, vehicles and labour-saving devices. Farmers flooded into cities in search of better pay as agricultural machines did their jobs better and faster. Across the board, living standards rose to unimagined heights.

More jobs, more food, more stuff. What more is there to know about industry?

European Industry
Major industrial impacts
Greening industry
In Central and Eastern Europe
The role of citizens

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