Cultural Anthropology

Can we thank war for the process of mass manufacturing?
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  1. Mass production is a process in which workers assemble products using interchangeable parts. The first major application of mass production was in the 19th century for firearms for the United States Army, which were built at the Harper's Ferry and Springfield armories. The army needed equipment that was easy to assemble and repair. The army's approach had the advantages of being fast and economical. Other industries began to adapt the mass production method for their own products. Mass production played an important role during the Industrial Revolution of the 19th century in the United States.

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