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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of "A Modern Approach to Graham and Dodd Investing" (Wiley, 2004), an (economic) "history of the future," and the unpublished author of "Axis Overstretch," an economic analysis of World War II.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 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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comment Is there a reason for a Queen's husband not to be referred to as King?
"Parliament... wanted the throne to be the sole possession of Mary, with William serving as Prince Consort, but Mary refused due to her self-imposed subservience to her husband." britannia.com/history/monarchs/mon51.html
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comment Why were troops with bayonets often effective against enemy cavalry even though the bayonet was a “secondary” weapon?
Welcome to the site. An upvote for a good answer.
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comment Has any generation generally agreed that the next generation was better?
@T.E.D.: According to Strauss and Howe (below), your generation's feeling toward Millennials parallels that of the Lost to the World War II generation. More to the point, the "Rendezvous" and Lost put their money where their mouth was through pro- "GI" legislation. As for the close votes, this question can be answered objectively through "expert" sources.
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Why would squares be vulnerable to infantry? Against artillery, obviously.
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accepted Did Hannibal start the Second Punic War prematurely?
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