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A search of the Hathi Trust database turns up instances of the game under that name going back at least to 1922. From anonymous, "Springfield, Illinois, Course of Study with Suggestive Method for the Primary Grades, Prepared by the Primary Teachers of the Springfield, Illinois, Public Schools, Under the Direction of the Primary Supervisor, M. Ethel ...


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Absolutely - and dedicated point-to-point wiring remained state-of-the-art technology for telephony right into the 1960's, as in the 1960 photograph below of a telephone exchange switchboard: As the number of subscribers increased, however, these exchanges became more numerous and more disbursed through the cities, though the dedicated lines from each ...


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Indirectly Historically, Sweden ended trade with Germany in November 1944. That is a bit late in the war, and Allies pressured them to do something much earlier, but there was always a threat of German army stationed in Norway and Sweden was practically isolated in Scandinavian peninsula. Add to that significant part of population that were anti-Communist ...


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There are several aspects to observe: The narrated timeframe We have a fictional account of which the author claimed to have based it on her own childhood and that of her father. It is thus already apparently an amalgamation of real memory and imagination of a golden old time in very backwaterish rural area as remembered and imagined by the author. The ...


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I've based this on the linked Swedish National Heritage Board (RAA) information and my experience in the marine geophysics sector: This 'object' has been imaged in at least one survey, performed in 2007. No other datasets that cover this area are noted. The National Heritage Board is the authority in this matter, and unless good contrary evidence is ...


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The apparent cause was Sweden's transition into the Swedish Empire or "Great Power" phase beginning in 1611, during which Sweden shifted from a defensive to offensive posture, one that was not entirely under her control. The earlier fortresses (those begun before 1611) were built along the seacoasts, and intended to protect Sweden's share of the Baltic ...


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I support @DenisdeBernardy's answer but I hope I can provide some additional helpful notes. Firstly, a forecast in the modern sense could not have been made before starting to think about meteorology as a science and weather as something to be forecast based on observations. I take the view that your question does not ask whether a doom-monger said that &...


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This is a good question, but it looks to me that the present answers disavow the natural complexity of the terrain that had to be navigated as well as Karl XII's (generally anglicised as "Charles" or "Carolus") complex position in the beginning of his Poltava campaign. Summary I've decided to structure this as a "concise" ...


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Some aspects of the below were specific to Sweden while others common to most belligerents in the war. Where possible, I used Swedish examples as that was the OP's topic of interest. Changes during the Thirty Years War The long period of warfare seems to have been the cause for changes in how prisoners were dealt with. This is a general overview which ...


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Find a Grave lists De la Gardie's death as Nov. 5, 1585, with his grave in the churchyard of Talinn Cathedral, Estonia. M. Francois Combes' Histoire Generale de la Diplomatique Europeenne (1856) devotes a chapter to De la Gardie's death (pp 409). My french is limited, but here goes: Effrayes, tous les passagers s'etant portes aussitot du cote oppose, le ...


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As @PieterGeerkens posted one of the stories involving his death, I wanted to add two more with fairly good detail: В 1585 году во время очередных переговоров на Плюссе погибает любимец Юхана Понтус Делагарди. По одной из версий, подходя на шлюпке к Нарвской крепости, он приказал ответить выстрелом из пушки на салют крепостных орудий. Не выдержав сотрясения ...


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This isn't much of an answer, but maybe a helpful lead for further research if you can read Swedish. The following is from the book Suffrage, Gender and Citizenship – International Perspectives on Parliamentary Reforms: A proposal for a new constitution was rapidly produced, and a new governmental organisation was approved by the Riksdag on June 6 [in ...


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