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Cities and urban areas were a source of economic opportunities in the post-Medieval Western world.

How was the full potential of Western cities and urban areas in this regard was realized during the Industrial Revolution?

  • history - ,

    I'll be glad to comment on your answer.

  • history - ,

    Well, basically, here is what I've got so far..

    I believe that the industrial revolution promoted urban life. To a certain point, people would a associate urban living to better living. Migration from rural areas to urban areas was popular back then.

    During the industrial revolution, steam engines and factories were some of the things that revolutionized the means of livelihood of the people.

    The full potential of the western cities were realized through economic growth (the existence of factories created a faster way of the production of goods)and migration.

  • history - ,

    I agree.

    You might also consider that the lives of peasants who did farm labor was very hard. By moving to cities, these people could be assured of steady jobs, a relatively decent place to live, food, and opportunity to improve their lives.

  • history - ,

    Thank you. :)

    Though I was thinking, should it be "full potential"? or just the potential.. I mean, urban life is still moving forward so there's no way of telling that it has reached its full potential, right? :) Or maybe I'm just overthinking.

  • history - ,

    I think you're right. Potential, not full potential, is better.

  • history - ,

    okay. thank you :)

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