Spanish society in the 19th century

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Economy and industrialisation

Industrial Revolution was late and slow only in the basque country, catalonia and the large cities. Most of the population still worked in the fields . England or germany used advanded machinery. The railway, didnt appear until the second half of the century.The steam locomotive and steamship became the main forms of transport.


In stipe of the low levels of industrialitation the bourgeoisie became rich , they also became the dominant social class. the bourgeoisie who had made money with the new industries were now the upper. They lived in modern neighbourhoods called ensanches.

the industrial revolution

The industrial revolution brought social problems such as harsh working conductions and even child exploitation in factories. In rural areas, the peasants lived in extreme poverty.These inequalities were the reasons for the political demands.