Leading up to the industrial revolution, technology slowly evolved and, in particular, evolution in sailing contributed to the development of a vast network between people all over the globe. The fast technological developments during the industrial revolution caused the global network to become more connected, turning it into a “small world”. The steam engine paved the way for massive industrial production and fast and reliable train and shipping connections. This intensified trade and travel, and also military conflicts, as the production of weaponry became industrialised as wellhttps://doi.org/10.3390/rel14091154
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