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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of "A Modern Approach to Graham and Dodd Investing" (Wiley, 2004), an (economic) "history of the future," and the unpublished author of "Axis Overstretch," an economic analysis of World War II.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 Why did Europe not see Roman-era numbers of men participating in battles until the 17th century?
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answered Was the Stock Market Crash of 1929 a cause or result of the Great Depression?
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comment Was the Stock Market Crash of 1929 a cause or result of the Great Depression?
@Steven Drennon: I have made the question more objective, and hopefully more answerable, by asking for the views of economic writers, and was wondering if the question can be re-opened in its current form.
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revised Was the Stock Market Crash of 1929 a cause or result of the Great Depression?
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answered Why were pre-missile era cruisers often attached to fleet battlegroups?
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answered Why does the United States have a larger proportion of Jews than other British colonies?
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accepted Why did modern “Romania” remain the most “Roman” part of the Balkans?
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comment Why did Great Britain switch alliances to France?
@JonStory: Semaphore demonstrated that Britain allied with France against Spain several times. There was also a "reversal of alliances" Britain-Austria vs. France and Prussia in the 1740s, and vice-versa in the 1750s. Not to say that Britain did this every single time; only that this was her tendency. So Britain wouldn't necessarily ally with others against an "arguably" stronger Prussia or Spain, but mainly against a "clear and present" danger.
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answered Why did Great Britain switch alliances to France?
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answered Did the U.S. actively encourage discord between the Soviets and Chinese?
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comment Why were the 8th Route Army better at fighting the Japanese than the Nationalists were?
@Semaphore: Maybe not in WWII itself. But certainly AFTER the war.
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comment Why were the 8th Route Army better at fighting the Japanese than the Nationalists were?
@Mark C.Wallace: I edited the post to make this clear.
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