Remember last year when we always stressed on the importance of geography in shaping a civilization. It is no different in regards to the Industrial Revolution. I believe the geography of Britain is what ultimately led to the success of the Industrial Revolution because their were many natural resources available, a great agriculture, and lastly Britain is very close to bodies of water. Firstly, the good agriculture led to farmers having excess money to spend on items other than food. Therefore, more manufactured goods were being bought. In addition, the abundance of farmers led to landless farmers looking for jobs in cities. These hired agricultural laborers were relatively mobile compared to village bound peasants and formed a labor force for entrepreneurs. Secondly, the geography of Britain helped in cheaper shipment of goods because of the accessible navigable water. In addition Britain was surrounded by water which gave it easy shipment of raw materials, as well as trade with surrounding countries. Lastly, Britain had many areas of exposed coalfields which led to industrial areas being formed.