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Posts on 12/15/19

Thoughts on Black Markets: WWII Italy

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 12/15/19 4:31 am) Richard Hancock within his excellent post of 27 September 2017 wrote: "While in Japan [during the post-WWII occupation], we were able to profit from the black market. A carton of cigarettes that ...

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Spain`s Historical Memory Law and Artistic Performances

(Silvia Ribelles de la Vega, USA, 12/15/19 4:15 am) In response to Carmen Negrín's posts December 10th and 11th on "Cara al sol": I frankly do not believe that the aim of the director and creator of the show which ...

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Posts on 12/13/19

Somalia and Nationalism

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 12/13/19 4:53 am) In response to Brian Blodgett (11 December), Somalia was not the union of two different nations but the union of two countries both having the same Somali nationality. So it is not a clear example. < ...

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Posts on 12/12/19

Holiday Special: The Winner Is...

(John Eipper, USA, 12/12/19 11:47 am) So what country has the most public holidays? My comments on David Duggan's post limited the candidates to nations sharing a border with Malaysia's neighbor. I had Thailand in mind for ...

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The Donut Prize? Almost There...

(David Duggan, USA, 12/12/19 8:47 am) I'm going to guess Malaysia. JE comments:  We're getting very warm. Malaysia and our Holiday Nation do share a common neighbor.  If my geography serves me, we'v ...

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Still Another Shot at the Donut Prize

(Brian Blodgett, USA, 12/12/19 5:31 am) Going off a completely scientific line of reasoning, I figured the winner for the most public holidays would be a country that has a high percent of people with the same religion. As for which religi ...

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Want Donuts? Look towards Asia

(Alan Levine, USA, 12/12/19 4:03 am) As for the country with the most public holidays, I'll guess Bhutan or India or Nepal. JE comments: Alan, this is the closest guess so far. You're thinking outside the box, but--ouch-- ...

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Another Try for the Donuts

(Edward Jajko, USA, 12/12/19 3:39 am) What about the Vatican State? Every day is a commemoration of at least one saint.  Some days commemorate All Saints or All Souls; and throughout the year there are special days like ...

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