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Historian and professor Jeremy Black explains the unique economic, social, and political conditions that led to Britain becoming the richest, most powerful nation in the 19th century. Factors in this transformation include Britain's coal reserves; the development of political liberalism that fostered innovation; the consumer revolution; and colonization. A documentary from the BBC.