Detroit is the automobile capital of the world, or it used to be. It is the home for the big 3, the biggest American automobile companies, Ford, Chrysler and General Motors.

in 1950 it was the home for the biggest manufacturing plants in the world, but as the rest of the world has grown, Detroit has lost its industrial dominance. Now its biggest concerns are unemployment and safety since the city has become one of the symbols of lost american industrial power.

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