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France Industrial Revolution

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France Industrial Revolution By: Yannah Ziegler, Sophie Clymer and MacKenzie Wardell The French Industrial Revolution didn't follow the normal path of industrialization. The French Revolution was a much shorter and more gradual process than other countries. It took a more steady route through the 1800's to the 1900's. People didn't realize they had industrialized until after the fact. History France didn't have an abundance of natural resources that fueled the other nations such as Great Britain. Coal and iron ore were not easily accessible to the French.

The French did have other resources that help them industrialize. They relied on their water sources for power and timber for fuel. Natural Resources The French were a thriving agricultural nation well into the twentieth century. They used this for their benefit. In 1830 they had three big establishments of cotton mills. The first was in Rouen in Normandy, between Lille and Roubaix in the North and Alsace. These establishments and the invention of the sewing machine boosted Frances textile industry. Innovations The waterways were the main form of transportation in France. There were many natural rivers and streams that were used to create canals for more routes.
The French railroads took more time to develop because of the lack of iron in the region. The french rail roads also fell behind because of the wars. It took help from the French government for the railroads to be created. By 1914 France had the most densely populated railroad system. Transportation Mobile work force Despite Frances slow start it had one of the highest gross national product in the major european countries in 1830. GNP 1814-1824 Louis XVII Great Rulers Who Helped Form France The French Revolution left the economy for France in the nineteenth century suffering. They could not bring their new currency fast enough. Making the people of France want to move away.
But as time went on the country started urbanizing little towns. Rail roads were added and schools started to appear, helping the towns generate money and bring in more people. Factories were being built and natural resources were being valued more, helping the country gain revenue. Economy France was the main producer of porcelain, leather goods and silk. Textile Industry The first successful sewing machine was made by a French tailor named Barthelmy Thimonnier in 1830. It held one thread and stitched the same pattern.

Thimonnier's life was threaten because of his invention. He was almost killed when his workers rioted against him.. His employes set his factory on fire because they were afraid they were going to be replaced by this new more efficient machine. Sewing Machine 1824-1830 Charles X 1830-1848 Louis Philippe I,
The Citizen King 1848-1871 Emperor Napoleon III Government 1787-1799, The first republic was a result of the French Revolution when France had economic issues, military issues, governmental issues, etc.

19th century, 1848, the French enter the republic regime of their country. They start to recover from the abolition of their monarchy. Establishing a president, Dupont de L'Eure and one person to be in charge of each major role, such as one man who was in charge of the foreign affairs.

Then Napoleon III comes along in 1852 and declares himself to be the Emperor. Napoleon made France a more independent country. The people of France had no say in anything and he allowed them to have a chance to fight for their country at every chance he got. Germany Britain Russia Austria France Italy
1830 7,235 8,245 10,550 7,210 8,582 5,570
1840 8,320 10,431 11,200 8,315 10,335 5,951
1850 10,395 12,591 12,700 9,190 11,870 6,666
1860 12,771 16,072 14,400 9,996 13,326 7,466
1870 16,697 19,628 22,920 11,380 16,800 8,273
1880 19.993 23,551 23,2501 29,717 2,381 8,745
1890 26,454 29,441 21,180 15,380 19,758 9,435 The population on France was spread out throughout the country with many people owning farms, but the cities were filled with people willing to work. With almost 41 million people in the country of France at the turn off the century there was a abundance of workers available
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