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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of "A Modern Approach to Graham and Dodd Investing" (Wiley, 2004), an (economic) "history of the future," and the unpublished author of "Axis Overstretch," an economic analysis of World War II.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 Germany colonizing Europe?
@MarkC.Wallace: I think that the question is, was Hitler opposed because his victims were Poland and France, rather than say, "Abysinnia?"
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comment What were the advantages of sheepfolds?
@RSConley: You should edit the question to link to the Wikipedia article so people know that you have gotten "that far." My other changes regarded the historical "functionality" of the sheepfold.
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comment What prevented the Mongolian Empire from expanding into Europe?
@RISwampYankee: "Divided" is different for "disunited." The follow-on observation was "None of these entities had the power of the whole." But they didn't begin fighting among themselves until Mongke. As for the difference between Ogetai's and Genghis' military leadership, "amateurs think about tactics while professionals think about logistics."
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answered What prevented the Mongolian Empire from expanding into Europe?
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revised What do citizens of countries that partition do about new anthems?
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answered Why did Central and South American nations participate in WWII?