industrial era

  1. SealTheRealDeal

    consequences of the wider adoption of punch card programing in the 1800s?

    So there's this thing called the Jacquard machine which was used to program powered looms to make specific patterns. How widespread (as in being used in different industries) could this technology become within 1800s? And what would be the social and economic implications of fully automated...
  2. Your ideal 19th century industrialised city

    Idea totally stolen from Wolfneuron's thread in Chat ( What does your ideal city look like ) but applied to a different context : We're in the late 19th century, the power of coal, oil and gas has been harnessed, and electricity is starting to show its potential. Populations are growing faster...
  3. AHC/WI: Japanese industrial revolution before the West

    In brief, the industrial revolution was born in OTL England out of a handful of interrelated conditions: A rising middle class; The development of new technologies which enabled the industrialization of a thriving cottage industry (in England: the spinning jetty and other machines useful in...
  4. AHC : More environmentally/health-conscious Industrial Revolution (pollution, etc...)

    So in retrospect it's obvious to see the full impact that the Industrial Revolution and the unfettered use of coal has had on the environment and on human populations in the 19th Century, and it would probably be possible to argue further that there was already a certain awareness of these...
  5. Višeslav

    Alternate Ideologies

    This is a thread for Alternate Ideologies (preferably those that appeared in the mid 1800s-early 1900s, so modern/industrial ones). The ideology could be an alternative/analogue to an existing ideology, an ideology that could have arisen at the time, an OTL ideology that could have gained more...
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