I’ve written before about how, in the second half of the 20th century, we saw the rise in industrialisation in the United States and Britain.
The American and British economies, we have been told, were the first industrial revolutions, but it turns out they weren’t the first ones.
It was the French, the Germans and the Japanese who started the first Industrial Revolutions in the early 1900s.
Today we are told the first was the rise and rise of America, and the second is the rise, and rise, of Britain.
In the 1930s, we had a boom in the US that allowed for an explosion of new technologies, particularly in railroads, oil and mining.
And in the 1930c we had the first of the “second industrial revolutions” in Europe, the Industrial Revisions in Germany.
Now, back in the 1940s, it was the Germans, the French and the Italians who started to take over most of Europe, and they were able to do it by bringing in a new industrial revolution.
The Germans were the big winners.
They were able, for the first time, to harness new technologies that could create massive quantities of energy, and it was not only the Germans who benefited from this, it is also the Italians, who are now considered the industrial pioneers of Europe.
But what has been largely forgotten is the impact of this new technology on workers in Europe.
The first industrial revolution brought an unprecedented degree of automation.
This happened during the early part of the 19th century in the steel industry, but in the 1920s it was really the steel companies that brought this new technological revolution to Europe.
Steel was once made from raw materials that were not only difficult to handle, but that could be dangerous and unsafe to work with.
As a result, in order to do steel-making, the workers had to be constantly on the lookout for things like diseases and injuries.
This new technology allowed the steelworkers to work much easier and safer, and also allowed the industries to become much more efficient, so the workers could be replaced in the next production line.
It also allowed for greater automation.
In fact, steel production had almost halved from the early 20th to the 1930.
The average worker in the USA in 1940 worked 12 hours a day, but today, that same worker works 7 hours a week.
This is not to say that there weren’t new problems to deal with.
In the USA, there were some unions, but they were often very small, and could not represent large numbers of workers, as they did in Germany and Japan.
But there was also the increased mechanisation of production that was going on.
As a result of this, workers were forced to work longer hours, more dangerous hours and more overtime.
But this was largely offset by the greater productivity, which enabled the industries, like steel, to continue to expand.
It is worth remembering that, even in the era of the Second Industrial Revolution, there was still a great deal of industrial struggle going on, and some people were still working for wages that were far below what the average worker was earning.
But in the last decade, we’ve seen the first wave of automation take place in the automotive industry.
In particular, we are seeing the introduction of computerised automation in the manufacturing sector, in particular in the production of parts.
We’ve also seen the introduction, for example, of robotics, which allows machines to work better, faster, and with greater efficiency than humans can.
The machines that are being built by robots in the factories are not just being used to make robots for production purposes, but also to do many other tasks.
This means that we’re going to see robots taking on much more complex jobs, like those that require great skill, dexterity and speed.
The robots that are taking on these jobs, such as the ones being built for the automotive sector, are expected to take on jobs that humans are not capable of.
And these new robots, with their intelligence and speed, are also going to replace many of the human workers.
Automation is not the only way that technology is affecting the working day.
Technology is also affecting how we live our lives, as we have seen in the recent wave of austerity measures that have been imposed by governments across Europe.
So, in a nutshell, the second, or first industrial revolutions are taking place in Europe in parallel with the industrial revolutions in America and Britain, but there is one thing that is clear.
In Europe, there has been a huge rise in unemployment and poverty.
In America and the UK, there is a huge increase in inequality.
And the impact on workers and the economy is huge.
And there is much to be worried about, but what are the things that we can do to make sure that we don’t get hit the hardest?
In the second part of this series, I’ll be talking about how to make the best