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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of "A Modern Approach to Graham and Dodd Investing" (Wiley, 2004), an (economic) "history of the future," and the unpublished author of "Axis Overstretch," an economic analysis of World War II.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 Why did the Nazis invent videotelephony?
@Semaphore: I edited the question to take out the superlatives. I think the "core" question is OK.
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reviewed Edit Why did the Nazis invent videotelephony?
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revised Why did the Nazis invent videotelephony?
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Nov
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revised What was the attitude of Brazil's government towards the Spanish Civil War?
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Nov
25
revised Why did George H. W. Bush select Dan Quayle as his running mate in 1988?
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comment What was the attitude of Brazil's government towards the Spanish Civil War?
@NeMo: That's the thing, when I surfed the net, his statements on Franco were notably ABSENT. And Salazar's was notably present.
Nov
24
answered What was the attitude of Brazil's government towards the Spanish Civil War?
Nov
24
comment Did the militarists in Japan look to the Nazis as a model during their takeover?
The Japanese wanted a "racial equality" clause in the League of Nations charter. President Wilson was inclined to include it; until SOUTHERN U.S. Senators objected, because of the "problems" such a declaration would cause at home.
Nov
24
answered Why were the Thirteen Colonies more successful, both economically and socially, than other colonies?
Nov
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answered which faction 'won' elections to the continental congress?
Nov
24
comment Other examples of Enclave created for protection of a Mixed Race
Most of such enclaves would probably have been set up in South Africa. That was the "ultimate" social experiment in mixed race relations.
Nov
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reviewed Leave Closed Why did textile mill owners during the industrial revolution keep their factory windows closed?
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reviewed Close What are all the countries that voted by supporting, opposing and neutral for LTTE?
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comment Chiang's allies were “a kidnapper, a hooligan and a bully” but which was which?
@Semaphore: Actually, the Big 4 represented the UN Security Council ('s permanent members) at the time. France came later.
Nov
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comment Chiang's allies were “a kidnapper, a hooligan and a bully” but which was which?
Actually, the "Big Four" were the core of the original 26 nations of the UN. There were three other groups: 1) British Commonwealth nations 2) U.S.-aligned Western Hemisphere Nations and 3) occupied nations such as Norway, Poland, and the Benelux countries whose governments in exile supported the Allies.
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comment Chiang's allies were “a kidnapper, a hooligan and a bully” but which was which?
@T.E.D.: Let's just say it came through the "family." There are other relatives, but I listed the most prominent one.