industrialization 1850  The industrial revolution started in Britain, but other parts of Europe experienced it in their own ways. The French experienced less of a revolution and more of a slow evolution. The people of France were much more concentrated in the countrysides for far longer and only started to congregate more heavily in cities after railway lines were built. The railway lines, first built privately for the transport of coal and later built by the government for both economic and standard transport, were what lead to the more rapid industrailisation of France.

Paris quickly grew and as a result, started heaving at the restraints of its old, medieval style city planning. In desperate need of solutions, a man named Georges-Eugene (commonly known as Baron Haussmann) was employed to help solve the issue and would play an important role in creating the ‘modern’ city. He ordered the demolition and rebuilding of many buildings to allow for better traffic flow, and built other pieces of important infrastructure such as sewage systems. In the map below is a picture of Paris, of which all the red lines are streets built under Baron Haussman’s renovations












“Baron Haussmann – French Civil Servant.” Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Encyclopedia Britannica. Web. 25 Mar. 2015. 

“19th-Century French Economy and Society, Industrialization in France.” Countriesquest. Web. 25 Mar. 2015. 

“Map of Haussmann Paris.” Wikimedia. Web. 25 Mar. 2015.

“The Era of Industrialization.” Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Encyclopedia Britannica. Web. 25 Mar. 2015.

“1850 Railways” Web. 25 Mar. 2015.


3 Comments so far

  1.    Hairstyles on June 19, 2020 7:45 pm

    I do agree with all the ideas you have presented in your post. They are really convincing and will certainly work. Still, the posts are very short for novices. Could you please extend them a bit from next time? Thanks for the post.

  2.    Hairstyles on June 20, 2020 1:14 am

    It’s my belief that mesothelioma can be the most fatal cancer. It’s got unusual qualities. The more I really look at it the harder I am confident it does not work like a true solid tissue cancer. In the event mesothelioma is actually a rogue virus-like infection, hence there is the chance for developing a vaccine and offering vaccination to asbestos uncovered people who are at high risk involving developing foreseeable future asbestos associated malignancies. Thanks for revealing your ideas on this important ailment.

  3.    Hairstyles on June 20, 2020 8:47 pm

    Thank you for the good writeup. It in fact was a amusement account it. Look advanced to more added agreeable from you! By the way, how could we communicate?

Name (required)

Email (required)


Speak your mind