This dynamic video graphic is quite amazing (and very sobering). It illustrates the changes in global automobile manufacturing over 70 years, visualizing the decline in USA, Canadian and European manufacturing. And you can see the demise in the UK and in Russia.
Especially note what has happened to China. It was not even on the Top 10 list for the first 50 – 60 years of this chart, but watch what happens, and how FAST it happens, once China decides to get into the automobile business!
(A famous and obviously prescient economist once said, “If the Chinese government, or its Communist Party, or the People’s Red Army (and remember, they are all basically the same thing) ever decides to get into YOUR business, you best beware because they ONLY play to WIN, and they almost NEVER lose.”)
View it here: