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Explain six ways through which the invention of the railway speeded up industrialization in Europe.

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  1. It helped in the transportation of raw materials to the factories
  2. it helped in the transportation of manufactured goods to the market
  3. railway is the fastest intercity means of transport and helped in the movement of workers to the industries
  4. they could carry bulky goods hence lowering transportation cost for industries
  5. The need for rails and trains led to the development of iron and steel industries which manufactured train wagons.
  6. Need for sources of energy to power the train led to development of mining industry and hydroelectric power plants.
  7. Railway transport speeded up colonization of African countries by Europeans so they were able to acquire raw materials and market their goods.
  8. Railway transport helped in the development of agriculture hence availability of raw materials for industries in Europe.
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