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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.


Feb
10
comment Do I have to move all units in the area I have attacked?
The only way I can see someone getting this wrong, is years of playing Risk incorrectly and applying those mistakes here. The rules for GoT are pretty clear on this matter.
Feb
10
revised Do I have to move all units in the area I have attacked?
added 296 characters in body
Feb
10
answered Do I have to move all units in the area I have attacked?
Feb
10
reviewed No Action Needed Why are Shocklands better than Guildgates?
Feb
10
reviewed No Action Needed Settlers of Catan play takes hours
Feb
10
reviewed No Action Needed What's a good source of generic pieces/components?
Feb
10
reviewed Leave Closed Does Monopoly involve skill to a considerable degree?
Feb
9
comment Why so many people use “house rules” in EDH/Commander?
How are you going to get an objective answer to this question?
Feb
9
revised Are the large box sets stand alone, or do they require Descent 2nd Edition base-set?
edited title
Feb
9
comment Can Bear Hug force a player to destroy an Incorporeal minion?
"By a strict meaning of the rules, no, Bear Hug does not affect the card," you have a strange interpretation of affect. If a card is moved, certainly something is moving it. If a card is returned, something is causing it to be returned. If a card has a action attached, an action is attaching to to the card. How is the Bear Hug not, destroying the Minion?
Feb
7
awarded  Enlightened
Feb
7
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
7
reviewed Delete Board game boxes
Feb
7
reviewed No Action Needed Are there specific deck combinations to avoid in Smash Up?
Feb
7
reviewed Close Backgammon with negative value dice
Feb
7
reviewed Leave Open Does Monopoly involve skill to a considerable degree?
Feb
7
reviewed Leave Open What is an efficient way to organize my magic collection?
Feb
7
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How does Spirit of the Labyrinth interact with Chains of Mephistopheles?
Feb
6
comment Does Monopoly involve skill to a considerable degree?
Monopoly base game. It has as much skill as tic-tac-toe (maybe more). You are going to need to define skill. People seem to have wildly different opinions what the word means, and how to measure it.
Feb
6
comment Can Bear Hug force a player to destroy an Incorporeal minion?
I will say it again, "Nothing in the Smash-Up rules tells you that players can affect cards. The rules specifically call out cards being affected by things that destroy, move, attach, etc.. The only things that have that "verbage" are Action cards and Minion cards. The Bear Hug card is telling you which cards to destroy, but it is doing the destroying. Getting Hung-up on how Mtg cares about sources is besides the point.