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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.

Btw, I'm certainly not promoting the idea that the US not change and yeah it should have happened a long time ago, but right now it isn't gonna happen with the economy. I suspect the biggest reason the US didn't change was big business arrogance "we're so big we can do what we want", attitude, which I really hate.

Bill H.

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