The thirst for freedom, equality and political liberty drives the Age of Revolutions. Mechanization of cloth and harnessing of coal fuels the Industrial Revolution. Cholera and other diseases devastate many nations, but mankind responds by developing clean water systems and new medical procedures. British control of the opium trade in China proves just how connected the world has become. Civil War rages in the United States. The struggle for equal rights and citizenship continues in places throughout the globe.
Source: History Channel