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Sorry Bill but I don't think it has much to do with history at all

Industrialisation generally happened in the 18th & early 19th centuries (ie 1701-1850) & France was the first to adopt the metric system in 1795. There were countries who decided to change to metric between 1900 & WW2 of their own accord... Denmark, China & Russia. After WW2, there were many countries that decided to go metric well after the end of the war (Japan - 1957, Greece - 1959, Great Britain - 1965) or whose industries did not suffer as a result of WW2 (Australia & New Zealand - 1969).

Plenty of countries changed to metric before, during or after industrialisation. The U.S. have not gone metric because you simply don't want to, nothing else.

Don't get me wrong.. it is absolutely a nations right to decide what system of measurement you use, but those nations shouldn't complain if it makes dealing with the rest of the planet difficult, or if their spaceships fail because of a mixup of measurment units.

: Have to understand history to make sense of this. Most industrial
: countries have industrized after the advent of the metric system
: so it was obvious, or they re-industrialized after WWII and it
: again made sense. The US was industrialized prior to any of this
: and that's why it's not changed.

: Bill H.

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