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Industrial Period of Migration

Industrial period of emigration begins early in the nineteenth century and stemmed from the economic development of Europe and the spread of industrialism to former colonies in the New World. From 1800 to 1925, more than 48 million people left the industrializing countries of Europe in search of new lives in the Americas and Oceania. Of these emigrants, 85 per cent went to just five destinations: Argentina, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the USA, with the latter receiving 60 per cent all by itself. Key sending nations were Britain, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Spain, and Sweden, each of which exported a large share of its potential population in the course of industrializing