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Unformatted text preview: tern states look towards further upgrading their rail network in the future, they should consider how
they can create a domestic manufacturing base for the high- tech equipment necessary. For example, South Korea
licensed the technology for its high-speed rail system from a French com- pany, with the first trains manufactured in Europe and the
rest domestically.134 Over time, Korean companies developed their own high-speed rail technology, which they now hope to export to other
nations building high-speed rail networks.135 Internal: Studies
Statistical studies prove High Speed Rail boosts the Economy
Ahlfeldt, Associate of the Centre for Metropolitan Studies, 10 (Gabriel, London school of economics and political
science, http://www2.lse.ac.uk/newsAndMedia/news/archives/2010/09/highspeedrail.aspx ; DKE)
[High-speed rail lines bring clear and significant economic benefits to the communities they serve, the first thorough
statistical study of the subject has discovered Economists discovered that towns connect...
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