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Timeline: The industrial revolutions

As we now know, each industrial revolution that has taken place within the last 250 years has produced a new wave or spike in economic growth.

What exactly were these industrial revolutions and what did we gain from them? Let’s discover these revolutions by viewing a timeline and hearing more details.

Select this link to open the timeline and move through the time periods:

Timeline - The Industrial Revolutions

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