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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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14
comment If they counter my Goblin Grenade, do I still lose my goblin?
Why would you expect to not lose the goblin?
Jul
14
answered If an opponent unsummons my Goblin, does it spoil my Goblin Grenade?
Jul
13
reviewed Approve suggested edit on If an opponent unsummons my Goblin, does it spoil my Goblin Grenade?
Jul
13
comment Is it advantageous to go first in Dominion?
Is there data for 4 players? Does the first player have a 2~3 point advantage over just player 4, or all three other players. Does the 3rd player have an advantage over the 4th player? If so, then how much?
Jul
13
revised Do I need to sacrifice again if I copy Goblin Grenade?
Mtg card tags
Jul
13
answered Do I need to sacrifice again if I copy Goblin Grenade?
Jul
12
comment Would Pillar of Flames get rid of a Blightsteel Colossus?
Ha, a downvote. Care to elaborate?
Jul
12
revised How do you calculate the likelihood of drawing certain cards in your opening hand?
Added wiki links to math functions
Jul
12
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How do you calculate the likelihood of drawing certain cards in your opening hand?
Jul
12
answered Would Pillar of Flames get rid of a Blightsteel Colossus?
Jul
12
answered How do you calculate the likelihood of drawing certain cards in your opening hand?
Jul
12
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What cards can be used to cheat Eldrazi creatures onto the table?
Jul
12
revised Storing MtG-Cube
added 53 characters in body; added 42 characters in body
Jul
12
revised Are 2 2-card-swishes a valid 4-card-swish?
corrected answer based upon clarification of question.
Jul
12
comment Are 2 2-card-swishes a valid 4-card-swish?
@JoeGolton, I did slightly misunderstand you. You are asking if 2 sets of two card Swishes that could be scored individually, can be scored all at the same time as a 4 card swish if the hoops and balls don't overlap among all 4 cards. I say the answer is probably yes, but you are correct that the rules don't give an example that makes this perfectly clear. The video doesn't help either youtube.com/…
Jul
12
answered Are 2 2-card-swishes a valid 4-card-swish?
Jul
12
awarded  Cleanup
Jul
12
revised Survive Escape from Atlantis: whales and sharks setup
added 1 characters in body; edited tags
Jul
12
revised Survive Escape from Atlantis: whales and sharks setup
rolled back to a previous revision
Jul
12
revised Survive Escape from Atlantis: whales and sharks setup
edited the question, instead of my answer by accident.