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I took a double major in Economics and History in college in the 1970s. My "sweet spot" probably lies at the intersection of those two subjects. For instance, "Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes" was really an "economic" admonition--to conserve ammunition.

I am the published author of "A Modern Approach to Graham and Dodd Investing" (Wiley, 2004), an (economic) "history of the future," and the unpublished author of "Axis Overstretch," an economic analysis of World War II.


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comment Were most African slaves were castrated by the arabs in relation to the whole number?
@user45891: "Slave breeding farms" was the "American" mindset just over 150 years ago. Unless someone wants to make the case that the Arabs were more humane than our "Confederates." And "certain slaves might not be castrated in order to breed them" was the OP's comment, not mine. I just edited the post.
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comment Were most African slaves were castrated by the arabs in relation to the whole number?
@Oldcat: Even among youths, it's possible to identify "studs" versus "duds."
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revised Were most African slaves were castrated by the arabs in relation to the whole number?
Clarified question.
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comment Why did Germany not attack Turkey during WW2?
Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy were bound by the "Triple Alliance" before World War I. The fact that Italy failed to honor her commitment in 1914, and changed sides in 1915 is to Italy's dishonor, not Germany's. Italy "rejoined" Germany in World War II, then changed sides again.
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comment Why did Germany not attack Turkey during WW2?
@Matthaeus:The Turkish victory in World War I basically derailed the career of a middle-aged British naval minister named Winston Churchill. Until he made a "comeback" for the ages.
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answered Why did Hitler not invade Sweden?
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comment How important were “columnar” strategies in Japan's invasion of China?
@Oldcat: I'm not sure about that. In the Civil War, the North followed the "columnar" strategy of dividing the Confederacy east and west using the Mississippi River as an "artery." A division of China north and south along the Yangtze might fulfill the same purpose. Japan is outnumbered four to one by China, can't expect to hold everything.
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