What were the positive and negative effects of the Agricultural Revolution? How did the Agricultural Revolution permanently change human societies?
The Agricultural Revolution positive and negative effects are discussed as below:
-- The markets were widened due to the increased population and globalisation, thus increased making money.
-- Farmers and Landowners became richer
-- Improvement in the quality of crops, food and livestock due to the introduction of new advanced farming techniques
-- Population increased dramatically
--There was urbanization because high numbers of people were forced to move to the cities
-- Average life span increased due to better life
-- More food was available in short period because of the new farming techniques
-- Machines replaced workers and lead to unemployment
--The income gap increased between the peasants, farmers and the land owners
-- Crime rate increased because pay for the workers was low especially for the casual labour
-- The food nutrition decreased due to the imports and exports
-- Increased the issues on human health and diseases spread easily
Agricultural Revolution brought a drastic change in human society. It was the major cause of shift of workers to urban environments. The shift from a nomadic lifestyle to urbanisation; and the city-based civilizations impacted the human societies to a large aspect. It made human life much simpler and comfortable to live
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