The Age of Revolution: Europe 1789-1848 Setting & Symbolism

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The Industrial Revolution

The period of technological and industrial advancement that takes place in the second half of the 18th and first half of the 19th centuries. It is marked by a major increase in production capacity, the expansion of markets and trade, and the transformation of an agricultural and local economy to an international industrial economy.

The French Revolution

A ten-year period beginning in 1789 during which the absolutist monarchy of France is replaced by a constitutional government. The period is marked by several upheavals in France and the emergence of Napoleon Bonaparte as its leader.

Britain

The island nation encompassing England, Scotland and Wales. Britain is the leading power in the world at the beginning of this period, and the location of the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution.

France

The western European country separated by England by the English Channel, and Britain's main military and economic rival...

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