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of "A Modern Approach to Graham and Dodd Investing" (Wiley, 2004), an (economic) "history of the future," and the unpublished author of "Axis Overstretch," an economic analysis of World War II.


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answered How much firepower did the British navy represent in 1940?
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comment How were the borders of the Holy Roman Empire established?
No, I meant to amplify your point about "stability," by emphasizing that the border was stable on one side (the eastern side) of the arc. (And I was double-checking to make sure I understood you, having mis-understood you from time to time in the past.)
Oct
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comment How were the borders of the Holy Roman Empire established?
If I understand you correctly, you're saying that the eastern borders (and northeast and southeast) of the HRE remained stable the whole time, even while a bunch of changes occurred in the "west" "Italy, the Rhinelands, and Low Countries."
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comment Did Bismarck have any influence on Hitler?
Bismarck started the "Three Emperor's Alliance of Germany, Austria-Hungary, and RUSSIA. boardgames.stackexchange.com/questions/4197/…
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revised What were Britain's defensive plans for a Nazi invasion?
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answered What were Britain's defensive plans for a Nazi invasion?
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answered Did the Nazis have any unique or especially effective economic policies?
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answered How did the Nazis plan to “defeat” America during World War II?
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revised Why did the Union army favor a “western” route to approaching Richmond during the American Civil War
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revised Did the Trojan Horse actually exist?
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revised Can anyone identify this Union commander?
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answered Can anyone identify this Union commander?
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comment Was either side legally in the right in the Hundred Years War?
I edited the title to raise the notion of "legality." Once that is defined, it is possible to go on to answer the question.
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revised Was either side legally in the right in the Hundred Years War?
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