Western Civilization II
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Question 5 of 8
Which of the following is considered one reason why the industrial revolution had its beginnings in England?
A large number of children were available to do much of the needed industrial work.
Britain preferred to be economically self-sufficient and limit imports and exports, so industrialization was necessary.
An extensive colonial system gave Britain access to raw materials and markets for finished products.
Military innovations benefited British merchants, who adapted new inventions for commercial use.
Unlike in other European countries, British workers were quick to embrace the time- and labor-saving advances of industrialization.
CLEP® Western Civilization II Examination Guide
The Western Civ II exam covers European history from the mid-seventeenth century through the post-Second World War period.
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