Boulton and Watt's steam engines were popular in Britain and other countries by the end of the 18th century.
Their story would be found in many other sectors of the economy.
The use of steam engines for transport had long-range implications, both on water and land.
The process began with their use in mines.
The construction of a railroad in Britain and the United States began in about a decade and was followed by other Continental nations.
Technical details of the production methods were hard to grasp.
The "genie of revolution" that had been released in France in 1789 had similarities to the demonic process that had been unleashed in the case of the current event.
The changes in methods of production had profound, if not obvious, social and intellectual implications.
Slavery in the United States became highly profitable because of the increase in demand for cotton in the British textile industries, which made it difficult to abolish it.
The British navy is important to protect British commercial interests.
Workers in Britain found new kinds of employment, and many industrializing areas grew with a speed that put tremendous stress on municipal structures as well as political structures of the nation as a whole.
After the Congress of Vienna, cotton textiles made up almost half of British exports, and the country's leaders claimed that it was becoming the workshop of the world.
It was a challenge for the rest of the world to comprehend the military power of Britain.
Many were not enthusiastic about following Britain's path and many were debating the significance of the revolution in France.
Efforts were being made to give a broader meaning to what one historian has termed the "dual revolution," political and economic of France and Britain.