Industrial Revolution

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In military terms, the Industrial Revolution marked several significant changes in the ways wars were fought. Steam powered Ironclad warships (first built in 1861) were able to easily dispatch sailing ships. On land, rifled cartridged ammunition firing [[firearm]]s gradually replaced older muzzle loading smoothbores, logistics benefited from the development of railways and items such as canned food and it became possible to train and field vast armies with millions of personnel thanks to mass production.  
 
In military terms, the Industrial Revolution marked several significant changes in the ways wars were fought. Steam powered Ironclad warships (first built in 1861) were able to easily dispatch sailing ships. On land, rifled cartridged ammunition firing [[firearm]]s gradually replaced older muzzle loading smoothbores, logistics benefited from the development of railways and items such as canned food and it became possible to train and field vast armies with millions of personnel thanks to mass production.  
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The Industrial Revolution saw sugnifigant social changes. The population increased significantly and people began to move in large numbers to cities from rural communities. The increased use of machinery required a literate population to properly operate them, leading to the rise of public education. Dealing with crime in the expanding urban centers led to the emergence of Police forces.
  
 
The Industrial Revolution was made possible by improvements in infrastructure and agriculture and the dawn of the scientific age during the [[Age of Enlightenment]] and started in [[United Kingdom|Great Britain]] with the textile and ceramic industries. From there, industrialization spread into the [[United States]], [[France]], [[Germany]], [[Japan]], [[Italy]] and the [[Tsardom of Russia|Russian Empire]] over the remainder of the 19th century.
 
The Industrial Revolution was made possible by improvements in infrastructure and agriculture and the dawn of the scientific age during the [[Age of Enlightenment]] and started in [[United Kingdom|Great Britain]] with the textile and ceramic industries. From there, industrialization spread into the [[United States]], [[France]], [[Germany]], [[Japan]], [[Italy]] and the [[Tsardom of Russia|Russian Empire]] over the remainder of the 19th century.

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