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Also Germany, the "made in..." Label was invented in the UK to distinguish their products from the cheap German knock-offs. Later "made in Germany" became a sign of quality.

Obligatory reference to "Made in Japan" by the founder of Sony: https://www.amazon.com/Made-Japan-Akio-Morita-Sony/dp/045115...

TL,DR: Japanese went through this cycle as well. And I would say Chinese too, by now.

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