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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of "A Modern Approach to Graham and Dodd Investing" (Wiley, 2004), an (economic) "history of the future," and the unpublished author of "Axis Overstretch," an economic analysis of World War II.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 Can we classify holocaust as Hitler's war time strategic mistake?
Welcome to the site. A decent first question and an upvote. Thanks for TRYING to define the terms in your question. Unlike some other commentators, I believe you succeeded.
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comment Can we classify holocaust as Hitler's war time strategic mistake?
@Mark C.Wallace: It was not a "strategic military decision." But it was a political decision that (probably) had military implications.
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answered Historical and biblical names for bottles of wine
Apr
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comment Did the Austrians win a “great victory” at Belgrade in 1738?
I'll give you the "significant role," but not the victory. Genealogies sometimes exaggerated. They were better with the accomplishments of individuals, than of whole countries. In World War II, there was an officer who invented "Jock's columns," that inflicted "heavy loss" on(but never really got the better of) Rommel.
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Interesting question, +1.
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comment The economic prosperity of former colonies and their demographic make up
"Colonies succeed if they are endowed by their parent empire with the habit of drinking tea." That appears to be true about British colonies, but not Chinese colonies.
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revised Is there a possibility that the Islamic civilization visited America before Colombus?
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