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The simultaneous existence of the technologically capable second geese is critical in augmenting and further spreading the forces of macro-clustering initially set in motion by the lead goose. The role of the second geese as a technological augmenter cannot be overemphasized. 5. Trade and Factor Movement In both hierarchies, multilateral patterns of trade ensued. Britain (the first goose) and its close emulators, continental Europe and the US, focused on manufacturing, while the primary producing countries (mostly colonies) specialized in producing and providing raw materials to the industrial North.

3. Emulators’ Catch-up Policy – ‘Infant Industry’ Protection The Britain-led clustering indicates that the emulating nations all used dynamic ‘infant-industry’ protection (import substitution) policies. Interestingly, Friedrich List (1841) greatly influenced both Germany and the US (of the second graduating class or the second geese) in adopting protection as a means of building up national manufacturing industries in their efforts to catch up with Britain. Surprisingly enough, it is not widely known that List himself was actively involved in the early protectionist movement and the formulation of the early tariff policies of the US.

3. Emulators’ Catch-up Policy – ‘Infant Industry’ Protection The Britain-led clustering indicates that the emulating nations all used dynamic ‘infant-industry’ protection (import substitution) policies. Interestingly, Friedrich List (1841) greatly influenced both Germany and the US (of the second graduating class or the second geese) in adopting protection as a means of building up national manufacturing industries in their efforts to catch up with Britain. Surprisingly enough, it is not widely known that List himself was actively involved in the early protectionist movement and the formulation of the early tariff policies of the US.

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