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1918 was during the Fourth Party System that was in effect from 1896 to 1928. Under this system, the Republican party was principally a party of business interests and skilled workers, along with what few African-Americans were allowed to vote, while the Democratic party was a coalition of white supremacists (particularly in the South), unskilled workers, ...


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This is a Civil Air Patrol uniform. They are officially known as the Air Force Auxiliary, and are somewhat jokingly referred to as “America’s best kept secret”. Unfortunately I don’t recognise the wings as any we used during WW2. The aircraft looks like an older version of a Piper Cub.


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Most of experienced Japanese troops, that had been used to do the bright land conquests of 1942, were destroyed in shipping in South Pacific (5th division) or were stuck in the battle of Burma until destruction by combined British, American and Chinese forces. However, a lot of Japanese troops stayed in China for most of the war, even if they were mostly ...


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It's because going up the Arkansas river is steeper than going up the Verdigris River. Tulsa has an elevation of 722 ft above sea level, vs 623 ft for Catoosa. For technical and engineering reasons, Catoosa was the more economical terminus. Originally, the Arkansas River was not naturally suited for navigation, at least not year round. The Army Corps of ...


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There is a bad history of forced sterilization in Puerto Rico. That's because it was a U.S. possession on which the majority of people did not speak English, and on which there was a fear of overpopulation. U.S. states with large Hispanic populations, notably California, also "encouraged" Hispanic women to be sterilized. This source claims that the ...


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