Frank from Frankfurt
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Who were the first "businessmen" to rival the kings throughout the world?
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Basically I am trying to paint a vivid mental picture of how the merchant class gained power equal to or above the kings in Europe, China, and India (or anywhere else). Who were the key merchants (...

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Was Switzerland really impossible to invade during WW2?
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Impossibility of an invasion My answer is based on wikipedia article Operation Tannenbaum, which is about German plans for war against Switzerland during WW2: Germany started planning the invasion of ...

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Why was Germany not as successful as other Europeans in establishing overseas colonies?
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German Empire The German Empire arrived too late. It was created in 1871, when much of the world had already been divided. Maybe Germany could have tried to gain a larger share during the Scramble ...

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