Whether we like it or not, the world is shrinking, and at an ever increasing pace. The future is speeding towards us, and technology brings that future to us faster every day. The renaissance created by the industrial revolution, and the spread of this renaissance made possible by the information age (part of which is this forum) is introducing our material world to all parts of the globe, and they're liking it very much. Capitalism fuels competition, and if we're going to be winners we must compete with an ever growing list of players all around the world. Isolation is impossible. I've watched the industrial manufacturing base of my region shrink drastically over the last twenty years. My former employer bled off over ten thousand jobs during that period. But what will win is providing something that no one else can, and that could be a product, an innovation, a value added to another product, anything we can do better than the competition. The title of this thread, "Would it upset you?", is very apropos. It should upset us if we're not doing anything to win. Parts of our Jeeps will undoubtedly be manufactured in other parts of the world, because they can do it better. But I think we should all take some comfort in knowing that the folks at JNAP are selling everything they can build, adding employees, and for all intents and purposes, winning at the game of auto manufacturing. We need to put it all in perspective. But hard work and cooperation will win every time.