Industrial Revolution Dbq Essay

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From 1790 to the late 1800’s, the Industrial Revolution recreated industry as Europe knew it with ground-breaking inventions and mass-producing factories. The Industrial Revolution widened the social gap with the bourgeoisie on a pedestal and the proletariat baring the weight of being the work class that would make the Industrial Revolution happen; this strife would lead to many riots and revolutions across Europe as many men like Karl Marx would develop solutions to the proletarian’s problems such as communism. The question arose of how the proletariat were to rebel against the bourgeoisie. The fact was that a revolution was inevitable. The “history of class struggles” would not stop with the Industrial Revolution; the struggle between classes …show more content…

Marx’s point of view was that the working men had no country to begin with because they are property of the bourgeoisie and therefore the ignorant ideology that the bourgeoisie tried to impose on the proletarians, that they should be loyal to their country and they and the bourgeoisie are one in the same because they are both striving to better their country, was utterly vacuous. Once the proletarian were to come in power and the “exploitation of individual by another is put an end to, the exploitation of one nation by another will also be put an end to” and the world will be as it should be (page …show more content…

Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.
5. Centralization of credit in the hands of the state, by the means of a national bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly.
6. Centralization of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the state.
7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the state; the bringing into cultivation of wastelands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.
8. Equal liability of all to labour. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture.
9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country, by a more equable distribution of the population over the country.
10. “Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children’s factory labour in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production.”

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