On one level, it's a silly question: Of course Ford (NYSE:F) is an American company. With headquarters in Michigan and over a century of building and selling cars here, the Ford brand and Ford's vehicles are an everyday part of American life.

But at the same time, Ford is making its most ambitious overseas expansion effort ever – and soon, non-American markets will be more important to Ford than ever before. In this video, Fool.com contributor John Rosevear looks at Ford's ambitious global plans – and at why anyone investing in Ford needs to be looking far beyond America's shores.

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