Did you know that pioneers of both AC and DC technologies once work together in the same laboratory? Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla started the "Electricity War" just because Edison turned down the idea of Tesla. This war was not purely because of clash of minds but more likely from economic and business point of view.
The History Channel presentation of the series "The Men Who Built America" narrates the start of the war between the Direct Current of Edison and Alternating Current of Tesla. Edison was supported by JP Morgan while Nikola Tesla was supported by Westinghaus.
Watch the video below to understand more the root cause of the conflict and who prevailed in the end.
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