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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.


Aug
26
revised Principato: availability of cubes
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Aug
26
revised Are starting cards in Principato unbalanced?
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Aug
25
revised Can I attempt to activate an equipment's equip ability without a valid target?
added 12 characters in body; edited tags
Aug
25
revised Can I attempt to activate an equipment's equip ability without a valid target?
added the weird postscript rules interactions
Aug
25
answered Can I attempt to activate an equipment's equip ability without a valid target?
Aug
24
comment Can I play a card using flashback without it having been successfully cast first?
@Andrey, and if playing in a tournament, even order doesn't matter so much (sometimes) 404.2. Each graveyard is kept in a single face-up pile. A player can examine the cards in any graveyard at any time but normally can’t change their order. Additional rules applying to sanctioned tournaments may allow a player to change the order of cards in his or her graveyard.
Aug
23
comment Phage the Untouchable as a Commander?
Endless Whispers
Aug
23
comment Phage the Untouchable as a Commander?
You need to explain how to give your opponents a creature in Black to include Abyssal Persector. Red and Blue are capable of doing this, but I cannot think of a way of doing so in Black off the top of my head.
Aug
23
revised Phage the Untouchable as a Commander?
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Aug
22
answered Can I play a card using flashback without it having been successfully cast first?
Aug
22
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Can I play a card using flashback without it having been successfully cast first?
Aug
21
comment Will the Star Wars LCG game have Force power cards?
@RoToRa, although this question is regarding the future, the game was previewed recently, and is slated for a Christmas launch (or early next year). Although, that is kind of what they said last time before they pushed the release. I personally don't like this question, because it feels like a promotional piece for FFG to get people to go out and watch their video.
Aug
21
answered Will the Star Wars LCG game have Force power cards?
Aug
17
awarded  Enlightened
Aug
17
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
17
revised Mimic Vat and Misthollow Griffin
Clarity; added 323 characters in body
Aug
17
answered Mimic Vat and Misthollow Griffin
Aug
16
comment Can't remember the name of this card game
@GeoffGoldsmith, King's Corner is played with a single deck, with community piles, Kings start the piles and is kind of like solitaire. members.shaw.ca/bvwhit/kings.html
Aug
16
revised What do the numbers in parentheses mean?
Moved comment into OP
Aug
16
reviewed Delete In Monopoly Deal, can you pay with houses or hotels?