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Though the automobile originated in Europe, the United States completely
dominated the world industry for the first half of the century through the invention
of mass-production techniques. In the second half of the century the situation
For all of the belligerents the conversion of automotive facilities was an
afterthought, improvised after the beginning of hostilities, and the United States
industry, involved only for a short time, never fully utilized its capacity. More
United States companies rely more than others on independent suppliers. Only
General Motors in the United States produces over half of its own parts.
Production of a new model also calls for elaborate tooling, and the larger the
output the ...
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