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Why did the United States enter World War I?

I'm surprised there hasn't been a good answer yet. The US entered WWI as a culmination of a number of diplomatic missteps by Germany, centering around unrestricted submarine warfare. Initially, the US ...
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Why did Women's Day never really catch on in the US, even though it started there?

Labor Day became a federal holiday specifically because Grover Cleveland felt May Day was too Socialist. Labor Day was actually celebrated first in the US (in 1882), though once International Workers ...
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Why were medium bombers so low in numbers in Allied air forces?

It is worth noting that a Mosquito could carry a greater bomb load to Berlin that the heaviest of the non-British heavy bombers. The existence of such a light-medium-heavy bomber, night-fighter, ... ...
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When was the last US letter of marque issued?

The Supreme Court stated in dicta in several cases that treaties may not alter the Constitution or authorize acts that the Constitution expressly prohibits. Doe v. Braden, 57 U.S. (16 How.) 635, 657 (...
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Why were medium bombers so low in numbers in Allied air forces?

I believe here are two factors that made heavy bombers more attractive: They had a much longer range. Bomb attacks would generally launch from England and have to cross the channel in order to hit ...
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When was Joseph Alsop article 'Another Hitler-Time?' published in the Washington Post?

The essay is in the Washington Post archives, here is the citation from the "Cite" link on that page: Alsop, Joseph. "Another Hitler-Time?: Mr. Alsop Writes a Syndicated Monthly Column.&...
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Why were medium bombers so low in numbers in Allied air forces?

The US produced 16,028 medium bombers (e.g., B-25, RB-25, PBJ, B-26, RB-26, TB-26, JM, B-34, RB-34, PV, B-23, RB-37) plus 13,651 what were termed “Light Bombers” of the twin engine variety (e.g., A-20,...
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What was this television history series?

The programme you're after sounds a lot like Connections which was a BBC series hosted by James Burke. Connections is a science education television series created, written, and presented by British ...
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How much wealth did the US "earn" from Philippines during its occupation as a colony?

I don't expect you'll find a meaningful number that answers this question. There is no straightforward method that allows us to quantity the economic costs and benefits of a colonial relationship. To ...
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What was the Japanese or Axis motivation to drag US into the War?

Hitler's Fatal Miscalculation, by Klaus H Schmider (Cambridge University Press, 2019) is a detailed examination of the information Hitler had at the point he declared war on the USA on 11th December ...
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