Industrial Revolution

1. What was the Industrial Revolution? Write a paper that discusses its origins; major developments and inventions; and its impacts on European (mostly British and Russian) societies. You also need to highlight some of the lingering impacts of the Industrial Revolution to modern-day societies (i.e. the global impacts of the Industrial Revolution).

2. During the second half of the 19th century, European powers divided the African continent amongst themselves, at the Berlin Conference (1884-1885), a process usually referred to as ‘The Scramble and Partition of Africa’.

Discuss two major motivating factors behind the Partition of Africa; some of the people’s lived experiences under European colonial rule; and the impacts of colonialism in Africa.

In your answer, make reference to examples from the novel ‘Things Fall Apart’ by Chinua Achebe.



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