Which of the following were the most important reasons why the Industrial Revolution(s) began in Great Britain?
Political stability while other European countries suffered through disruptive revolutions
Influential economic policies established by Adam Smith and other capitalists
Fast-moving rivers allowed for reliance on water-power
Growth in population led to a greater available workforce
Availability of a workforce already skilled at textile production, thanks to the cottage industry
Easy access to both coal and iron deposits
Availability of waterways allowed for the quick transport of finished goods to market
Enclosure Acts forced farmers to move to more urban environments in search of work
Some other reason which I will tell you about in the comments on this page
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