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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of "A Modern Approach to Graham and Dodd Investing" (Wiley, 2004), an (economic) "history of the future," and the unpublished author of "Axis Overstretch," an economic analysis of World War II.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 What was Finland's position in World War Two?
@Oldcat: That was the decision of individual Finns (and Norewegians, and Danes, etc.) not of the Finnish government.
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reviewed Leave Open When did the nobles of Europe revert to being “ordinary” citizens?
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comment How did the Dutch East India Company (VOC) have so much revenue when they only control small part of Indonesia?
@jwenting: If the Dutch were responsible for "concentrating" the population in and around Jakarta, that's how they "cornered" the Indonesian trade. Unless you're telling me that the concentration occurred AFTER the Dutch left.
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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. Italy "rejoined" Germany in World War II, then changed sides again. history.stackexchange.com/questions/134/…
Nov
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comment Did Napoleon ever say «On s'engage et puis… on voit»?
George Soros, and expert in his field (investments) famously said, "invest, then investigate."
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reviewed Leave Closed Origins of the term “Moderate Islam”
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reviewed Edit What were the individual soldiers motivated by during World War 1?
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reviewed Close Could the UK have ended slavery earlier? If not, why not?
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reviewed Close Are there historical sources from Chinese travelers about Europe?
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reviewed Close Did Abraham Lincoln have a duel with cannons?
Oct
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comment Why did the Germans fall behind the Americans in the development of the atomic bomb after an initial lead?
@TylerDurden: I voted to delete. You?
Oct
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revised Why does Latin America has a higher number of surviving Native Americans than North America?
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answered Why does Latin America has a higher number of surviving Native Americans than North America?
Oct
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answered Why didn't Gengis Khan invade India?
Oct
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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.
Oct
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answered Why did Germany not attack Turkey during WW2?