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Leonid Brezhnev addressed the American public on radio and television the 24th of June, 1973. His speech can be read here and also here. There is a clip of the speech (seemingly wrongly dated 25th of June) on YouTube. He begins with: I highly appreciate this opportunity of directly addressing the people of the United States on my visit to your country. ...


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The question is still a little bit fuzzy, but I think its due to not understanding what drove trade in the pre-industrial era, so I'm just going to get into that. The basic consideration here is transport. Prior to the invention of the railroad, shipping over water was vastly more efficient than doing it any other way. So back then it was almost more ...


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Conceivably you could do it the hard way by starting with the Register of Commissioned and Warrant Officer in 1897 (yes, I know, Massachusetts was commissioned in 1896, but after the register for that year was published) and check the entries on the captains’ list, for the most part, since battleships are usually commanded by captains, every year until 1919. ...


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Question: Why are the historical large cities in the southern US not the large cities in the South today? Antebellum South: Charleston, Richmond, Savannah, and New Orleans Post-bellum South: Atlanta, Charlotte, Miami, and Houston Short Answer: What really changed in the post-bellum south was ...


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A good reference is The Making of the Atomic Bomb by Richard Rhodes. Note that America (the government) initiated the Manhattan Project to develop the bomb and, as one aspect, recruited the necessary scientists and engineers from across the country as well as from England and refugees from Germany. In turn, these scientists received all the support they ...


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Question: Why did Sidewinder missiles score so well before Vietnam? Sidewinder did well in 1958 in Second Taiwan Strait crisis; but in 1971 Indian war, during which Pakistani Air Force used Sabre and Mig-19 jets armed with Sidewinder missiles, it seems not to have performed that well. ... Even more, during engagements in Vietnam, the US Air Force ...


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Question: After his (Hitler's) nervous breakdown during the battle of Berlin, Hitler realized that defeat was imminent and decided that surrendering in the West to save what was left of Germany from the Soviets was the right way to go about things. Hitler also seem to hint at him wanting someone else to negotiate a surrender with ...


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Ignoring Irving, there are other sources to the effect that Hitler realised somebody would have to carry out the end of the war on the German side. He seems to have wanted to avoid capture by the Soviets, and to avoid seeing the defeat of his ideas, hence his suicide and orders to burn his body. But that does not mean he didn't want to control events. His ...


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You could try the The Library of Congress or the National Museum of American History. There is also a war museum along the same lines, but I cannot remember its name. In the worst case scenario, there are professors in big universities that may know such information. If you can get a call in, you can call the NAVY All hail the USS Roosevelt. It's my ...


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One must assume that by April 19th, with: the German military reduced to conscripting 14 and 15 year old boys as soldiers; Soviet troops occupying all of Pomerania, most of Silesia, Slovakia and Hungary preparing an assault across the Oder-Neisse on Berlin; and Allied troops on the Elbe reducing isolated pockets of German troops in: the Dutch provinces of ...


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The Haith Trust maintains a catalogue of online historical copies of the U.S. Navy Registers for Officers both active duty and reserve From Cornell University's compilation of the 1896-1900 Register of the Navy of the United States on page 446, corresponding to page 110 of the January 1, 1898 Register. On page 131 of the same register we find the squadron ...


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The impeachment of Andrew Jackson was recorded in the Supplement to the Congressional Globe 1868. Further details may also be found in the Senate Journal. The impeachment of Bill Clinton was recorded in the Congressional Record for 1999. From the Senate Journal, 5 March 1868 The United States vs. Andrew Johnson, President. The Senate sitting for ...


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An interesting perspective on this question can be had from the book 'The First Summit: Roosevelt & Churchill at Placentia Bay, 1941' by Theodore A. Wilson (1991), which describes the lead-up and activities of the two national leaders and their key advisors as they formulated the Atlantic Charter in 1941. Much of the final work was conducted on board ...


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