Social Studies
2021-04-06 18:30:21
Why did Belgium lead Europe in adopting industrialization?
2021-04-07 01:23:52

Belgium lead Europe in adopting industrialization because it had rich deposits of iron and good water transport. Before Industrial Revolution started, Belgium enjoyed a vibrant trading tradition for many years. Its textile production flourished in Flanders, its iron processing flourished in Walloon, and there was a large coal reserves in the south and east part of the country. With those available resources, the Industrial Revolution in Europe started in Belgium. Industrialization is a process of developing machines for the production of goods. It requires naturals resources such as water, iron ore, rivers for transportation, and harbors.