26 January 2011

Waves of Modernisation/Industrialisation

Different parts of the world have modernised/industrialised at different times. These are the three major "waves" of industrialisation/modernisation:

1. 19th century1800–1900the WestEurope, America, Japan
2. Post-World War 21950–1990East AsiaJapan*, Korea, Taiwan
3. 21st centuryc1980–AsiaChina (1979–), India (1991–)

*Japan had to industrialise a second time as it was bombed back to the stone age in World War 2.

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