[ExI] Guns caused UK Industrial Revolution

John Clark johnkclark at gmail.com
Mon May 7 16:29:27 UTC 2018

> ​> ​
> "
> *We need to stop thinking that Britain invented industrialism because*
> *it had an especially laissez-faire government or because it had aunique
> entrepreneurial genius or culture,” Satia says.“Let’s acknowledge the fact
> that Britain was involved in a lot of**wars, and in order to pursue those
> wars the government needed arms*.

The Roman Empire was involved in even more wars than the British were, so
why didn't the industrial revolution happen then?

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John K Clark
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