Today, the metric system is employed in nearly every country across the globe. In retrospect, however, this outcome was by no means guaranteed. For a long time, units and systems of measurement had multiple definitions, and varied from province to province. It was not until the late 18th century that the French Académie des Sciences in Paris established a highly precise definition of a metre, paving the way for the adoption of the metric system by over 200 nations. This also laid the foundations for other forms of standardisation. And it made products such as euro and KLT mini-load containers possible – standard-sized units used throughout logistics, that we are familiar with, but do not necessarily know much about.
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