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The economy is in fact over-expanded, particularly in railroad construction, and the weak link turns out to be the banking house of Jay Cooke and Company, which helped the U.S. Government finance the Civil War and also underwrote the construction of the Northern Pacific Railroad. Jay Cooke and Company, a large and respected banking house declares itself bankrupt, and announces its failure on September 18, 1873.. (The bank's collapse precipitates the "Panic of 1873" and the ensuing three yea depression during which more than 10,000 businesses fail.     The basic economic problems are overproduction, a declining market and deflation. Investors in Europe, where a depression is already underway, begin to call in American loans. The New York Stock Exchange closes its doors for 10 days; other businesses fail; and railroad construction is curtailed, with some railroads defaulting on their bonds. The unemployed begin to move about the country seeking jobs, and bread lines appear in the cities. The hard times drove numbers of laboring people and those in humble circumstances to the West and other portions of the country, to seek the rewards which the stagnation of business in the great commercial centre denied them.


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comment Can a Hero Event be used on another Hero player?
@deworde, don't blame me, it is a direct quote. So, no bears in the game, with a chance at being humorous like magic the gathering?
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comment Can I use a creature's ability on my opponent's turn?
It might be worth noting cards that say, "use this ability only anytime you could cast a Sorcery" would be excluded.
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comment Maximum attainable points for a single player in a two player game of Carcassonne
Still, 339 is an impressive score, near enough to the maximum that it would be valuable to expand this answer to include all the moves for the 1st/2nd player that make that player score 339. It should be pretty trivial to work out that answer.
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comment Maximum attainable points for a single player in a two player game of Carcassonne
"I don't think it is actually possible to close all roads while still achieving that many fields), this could at most net 12 more points." I know my theoretical score didn't correctly count that 16 cites can be closed with the city tiles, but you might want to correct the statement above. You can only score 1 point per road, and there are only 46 tiles with roads on them. You couldn't net an additional 12 points. I agree these theoretical scores are maximums, that is why I also included average points per meeple. For example in your configuration above there are 3 roads that cannot be scored
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comment Usage of Philanthropist Flare as Schizoid
I would say yes, since "On each challenge, the offensive player may ask you a "yes" or "no" question about the win. You must answer truthfully, aloud." You cannot answer truthfully if you don't know the answer.