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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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revised Survive Escape from Atlantis: whales and sharks setup
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revised Storing MtG-Cube
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answered Storing MtG-Cube
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comment Survive Escape from Atlantis: whales and sharks setup
I own a copy of Survive, and I posted a link to the rulebook for Survive:Escape from Atlantis, and both games have similar if not identical rules with respect to Whale, Shark, (dolphin) setup. They don't start on the board, you only add them when you flip the appropriate tile.
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answered Survive Escape from Atlantis: whales and sharks setup
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asked Is it advantageous to go first in Dominion?
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answered Do minor improvement actions have any meaning in the family version of Agricola?
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answered How effective is a shield component during the first round?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Can “SWOT” analysis be useful in bridge
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comment What cards can be used to cheat Eldrazi creatures onto the table?
+1 Nice extensive answer. For casual, don't forget [mtg:Mana Echoes] the token generating drones, and the Eldrazi that gets copies you own from outside the game
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comment What cards can be used to cheat Eldrazi creatures onto the table?
You need to cut down your list of graveyard revival, unless you include ways to instantly play most of those cards or Stifle the Eldrazi trigger. Vishidian Orrey
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revised When to buy cards costing 1 “Rune” in Ascension?
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answered When to buy cards costing 1 “Rune” in Ascension?
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asked What is the most time-efficient way to earn gold in Barbarian Prince?
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revised How effective is a shield component during the first round?
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comment What are the most frequently used Dominion cards in winning decks?
Gold, and Province since they are in every game. I any guessing you want to adjust for frequency though.