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(Automatic translation)

1914. The first Great War: one step forward and one backward

The effects of World War I (1914-1919) in the field of roads across Europe were disastrous. Even for Spain, which did not take part in the conflict. Until the beginning of the war, construction costs had remained in our country. However, the war had a strong inflationary effect, causing serious consequences in the transport sector. One of them, expose railroad crisis, coming larvándose years ago and at that time can no longer be hidden anymore. Companies in the sector will come down to not being able to cover the increased costs with higher fares. It was the end of the rail monopoly.

For the automotive industry, however, war brings an important technological advance. Cars refine their systems at an unstoppable pace and in logical consequence, road infrastructure, already poor, increasingly away from the quality standards demanded by automobile.

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