Answer in Brief
Industrial Revolution is an important cause for the rise of Imperialism – Explain it.
- Industrial Revolution in European countries resulted in a great increase in production. So there was a need for raw materials and new markets.
- It also instructed a great progress in the means of transport and communication.
- Due to the “Protective trade policy” of Europe, they could not sell their finished goods in their local markets.
- These causes forced the Europeans to find new markets in Asian and African continents which led to the rise of Imperialism.
Concept: Scramble for Colonies
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