Industrialization in continental Europe and Reasons why other European countries delayed in the industrialization process.
INDUSTRIALIZATION IN CONTINENTAL EUROPE.- The Industrial Revolution on Continental Europe came a little later than in Great Britain.Reasons why other European countries delayed in the industrialization process.(a) The political upheavals in France, Germany and Italy were responsible for the delay in the take- off of industrialization.(b) The existence of a feudal economy in which the peasant farmers could not afford to buy industrialgoods nor raise capital to invest in industry.(c) The system of farming implied that inadequate raw materials came from the farms thus making it difficult for industrial development.(d) Their system of transport was not developed.(e) Unlike Britain, these countries did not have an enterprising class of people and scientists ready to take up the task of industrial investment and invention.