Analyze the Impact of Industrial Change in Western Europe from 1750 Until 1900.

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Impact of Industrialization in Western Europe During the period of time between 1750 and 1900, the impact of industrial change in Western Europe due to the Industrial Revolution underwent several transformations while holding onto its original purpose: to introduce entirely new technologies that improved everyday life and skyrocket the world economy. The First Industrial Revolution between 1750 and 1850 mainly experienced local challenges such as the new industrial cities being filled with pollution and dirtiness; however, the Second Industrial Revolution between 1850 and 1900 experienced problems on a much larger scale, while also eliminating those problems by significantly improving the living standards. Another change between the two revolutions was the increased productivity during the time period 1850 to 1900, due to new machinery that could replace the need for so many workers, which led to the formation of labor unions and business cycles. However, even though the Second Revolution occurred on a much larger scale, several continuities can be noted. One such continuity is the poor working conditions experienced by the industrial workers. Another similarity between the time periods is the role of the middle-class women, since with the Industrial Revolution came the “cult of domesticity” to remove women from contact with the business world; this is similar to the “separate spheres” of the late 19th century Victorian women. One difference between the impacts of the Industrial Revolutions was the urban conditions that they affected. During the first Industrial Revolution, cities grew much too fast, leading to the formations of slums and poorly built houses. This also caused serious environmental problems. Air pollution from burning coal got steadily worse, and water was contaminated with sewage and industrial runoff. Diseases such as cholera became
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