Army corrections in Mannheim: past, present, future.

Today, the city of Mannheim, Germany, is more than 500 years old.

It was established at the confluence of the Rhine and Neckar rivers in

western Germany in 1507. Due to the ease of inland water transportation

and the Rhine River valley's superb agricultural production, the

city rapidly expanded. Just before the Industrial Age, the city's

fertile ground and ability to transport water combined with a growing

population that included local inventors and entrepreneurs, leading the

city to economic significance by the late 19th century.

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In 1940, Mannheim became one of the first major industrial centers