To answer the following questions, read and watch the files below:
1) If the Industrial Revolution had not started in Britain, would it have started elsewhere? What about if it had not started in Europe?
2) What was the most profound social impact of the Industrial Revolution? Support your answer with evidence, of course.
3) Given the state of our world today, should the dominance of the West (Europe, Australia and New Zealand, North America) in the 19th and 20th centuries be seen as a temporary aberration or as a fundamental and permanent shift in the global balance of power?