Eastphalia, US

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Fordlandia

Henry Ford has an interesting duality:  he paid living wages and launched the five-day workweek, but he was also an unabashed capitalist and industrialist, interested in money and power on top of a taste for fascist racists.  In his attempt at making the world in his image, he built his own utopian city in the Amazon jungle.  Called Fordlandia, it was Ford's attempt to gain control over the rubber his vehicles dearly needed.  It never quite worked as Ford expected, and with WWII looming it never took off as the industrial utopia Ford had wished for.

 

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