The Major Industrial Regions Pre-1950's


Western & Central Europe:
The regions of Western Europe were industrialized between the 18th century and the 20th century, from this the ECSU (European Coal & Steal community) was formed, which it served as the foundation for the EU (European Union). Colonial empires allowed France, Britain, Belgium, & The Netherlands, later Germany, allowed these nations to fuel massive industrial economies with the inbound capital of their colonies. By the 20th century, industry began to diffuse eastward across Europe, into Austria, Italy, and Russia

German Manufacturing Belts:
-The Ruhr, named after the Rhine River that flows past it, is Europe's most industrialized zone. The Ruhr was already industrializing in the late 18th century, but during post WWI and the incoming WWII, it became an important place for the production of war materials for Germans.
-Saxony was specialized lighter manufacturing, producing textiles, ceramics, and optical equipment.
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North American Manufacturing Belt:
The Belt extends northeastern seaboard to Iowa (Central North) Down the Mississippi & Ohio rivers to the Gulf of Mexico. This belt was used for Iron ore smelting, coal mining, Steel Smelting, Pharmaceutical industry, and other light manufacturing. New York was used as a major Break-of-Bulk point for materials because of its large economic force, it usually served to ship materials out of the country.
The South Ontario district extends from the West end of Lake Ontario to the west end of Lake Erie. This causes it to come together in a horseshoe shape, all using cheap Hydro Electric power. The Ontario district has Aluminum refining and Paper making industries located along the lakes.

Ukraine Manufacturing Belt:
The Ukraine was known not for its massive industrialization, but its massive amount of coal. After it was anaxed into Russia at the end of WWI. it produced over 90% of all coal mined in the Soviet Union, which later would transform it into one of the largest manufacturing zones in all of Europe.

Japanese Manufacturing Belt
Starting in the mid 20'th Century, the Tokyo metropolitan area was highly populated and in a perfect port spot, but the island lacks almost all natural resources neccesary to become a industralized country, because of this lack Japan shipped in almost all of its metals, coal, and other resources from conqured territories like Korea and it's smaller islands.

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