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Unformatted text preview: Good question. Proposals have been popping up since William Glipin suggested a Cosmopolitian Railway in 1890, to link the entire world. More recent proposals have been made by T Y Lin of China, but he made his proposal in 1968, during the cold war, and met with distrust. One of the major reasons this project is getting more attention now is because the technology is only recently available to complete such a difficult task, and a railroad connecting Asia and North America is a big step in the planning of a world-wide railway system. Its recently become feasible, and lots of people believe it will help to further unify nations and economies of the world....
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This note was uploaded on 06/18/2008 for the course ENGE 1024 taught by Professor Dcohanehi during the Fall '06 term at Virginia Tech.
- Fall '06