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1900

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1900

Population

  • About 40 million
  • 25% in countryside
  • 18 deaths per 1000 died each year
  • Birth rate falling

Work

  • Farmers used horase-powered machines
  • Most industries were coal, iron, steel or cloth
  • Steam power

Medicine

  • Germs understood - vaccinations
  • Better water supplies
  • Anesthetics and antiseptics
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1900

Culture

  • School compulsary
  • 10 universities in England
  • 5 universities in Scotland
  • 1 university in Wales
  • 1 university in Ireland
  • More could read and write
  • Lots of newspapers and books

Transport

  • Railways widely used
  • Bikes
  • London - Edinburgh - 30 hours by boat
  • London - Edinburgh - 46 hours by road
  • London - Edinburgh - 9 hours by train
  • Cars invented
  • Canals no longer used
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1900

Politics

  • Most men could vote but still no women
  • MP's from industrial cities rather than countryside
  • Government had a big role in peoples lives
  • Living and working conditions were improved due to Government intervention
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