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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of "A Modern Approach to Graham and Dodd Investing" (Wiley, 2004), an (economic) "history of the future," and the unpublished author of "Axis Overstretch," an economic analysis of World War II.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 is Toledo not the capital of Spain anymore?
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comment Did Marie Leszczyńska, queen of France, have any lovers?
@DarekWędrychowski: Unfortunately, I have a recollection of Marie Antoinette being the "fix" paid to France for not interfering in the first partition of Poland, something that Poles should take note of (if true, or even plausible.
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answered Keynesian economics during his era
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revised Were the (early 17th C) arrivers/colonists to North America (USA) outcasts from European societies?
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answered Why was Anne of Austria so called?
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revised What was the foreign policy of 1791 France?
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revised What is the current U.S. monetary standard?
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comment How much firepower did the British navy represent in 1940?
@LateralFractal: Fair enough. But it's comforting to know that the British navy had "50" divisions of artillery. As a practical matter, I would expect most of the navy to be destroyed interdicting the beachhead, and 20-25 divisions worth after the "mutually assured destruction" to help clean up what German infantry was left ashore.
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comment How much firepower did the British navy represent in 1940?
Upvoted. Even though your answer was "incomplete," it was hugely helpful in constructing my own answer.
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answered How much firepower did the British navy represent in 1940?
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12
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.)
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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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11
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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asked How much firepower did the British navy represent in 1940?
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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?