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  • pdf27 replied to the thread A Blunted Sickle - Thread II.
    Can't see why they wouldn't. The butterflies in the US pre Pearl Harbor are pretty minimal, and they were already committed to...
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    One of the headaches with that is Poland: it'll be a very long time indeed before the Poles are willing to accept armed German troops on...
  • pdf27 replied to the thread A Blunted Sickle - Thread II.
    I'd say it's significantly more payable than the WW1 reparations - the initial sum from Versailles seems to have been about ~600% of GDP...
  • pdf27 replied to the thread A Blunted Sickle - Thread II.
    Those are all valid reasons from the viewpoint of today, with the benefit of what is essentially 80 years of hindsight. From the...
  • pdf27 replied to the thread A Blunted Sickle - Thread II.
    I have the whole thing as a Word document, and frequently re-check bits or relevant keywords against each other. The problem isn't...
  • pdf27 replied to the thread A Blunted Sickle - Thread II.
    Germany was also formally occupied by the allied powers into the 1990s. I'm very cautious about taking lessons from future history...
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  • pdf27 replied to the thread A Blunted Sickle - Thread II.
    OK, looks like I need to do some actual writing on an update before you guys get to the next stage and start talking about Surströmming...
  • pdf27 replied to the thread A Blunted Sickle - Thread II.
    Probably, but without Rickover being given access to Cold War type budgets we won't see much progress. It's already somewhat...
  • pdf27 replied to the thread A Blunted Sickle - Thread II.
    The Windscale Pile 1 filter decision seems not to have primarily driven by cost-cutting but by a lack of understanding of the risks...
  • pdf27 replied to the thread A Blunted Sickle - Thread II.
    Essentially it's about the power and influence of Congress .vs. that of the Muslim League. My understanding - and it isn't an area of...
  • pdf27 replied to the thread A Blunted Sickle - Thread II.
    So the CEO was told on his visit that I'm the Chief Engineer, the team in France has been told the same thing but nobody has said...
  • pdf27 reacted to Cymraeg's post in the thread Cato's Cavalry with Like Like.
    Yes, this has been a looooong time coming, due to a combination of writers block (my plan fell apart when I looked at in more detail)...
  • pdf27 reacted to bobbins's post in the thread A Blunted Sickle - Thread II with Like Like.
    Ouch! That’s an unpleasant trifecta. Best of luck.
  • pdf27 replied to the thread A Blunted Sickle - Thread II.
    Thanks. No promises, but things have to get better from where they are at the moment. If nothing else I've been told that within the...
  • pdf27 replied to the thread A Blunted Sickle - Thread II.
    Quite. The last thing I want is for this thread to get locked because of people crayoning all over it when I'm feeling too crap to write...
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