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No. For the "procurement of raw materials" the United States could have continued just like before and still win. Effectively it might have been useful still –– for quite some other reasons. Just like in the First World War the United States had a vast advantage in access to raw materials and industrial capacity over Germany and of course over resources ...


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The answer is specific to each metal; I will limit my answer to just tin. Quoting from the 1953 thesis Bolivia's tin economy and the United States (note that this reference uses the original 1942 meaning of "United Nations" ): E. Tin Crisis During World War II The tin shortage faced by the United Nations during World War II is not to be ...


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The Des Moines Register admits that it published a four-page advertisement of the (mainland) Chinese government. The Des Moines Register, in the follow up article, says: "I think it's trying to maximize pressure on the administration to change its trade policies toward China by attempting to show White House and Republicans that they're going to pay a ...


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The 2011 Guardian article seems to be based very closely on an article on Matador Network, which itself is copied from an undated infographic, which lists its sources in the form of a bunch of unlabelled URLs in a horrid blue-on-blue font at the bottom. Example: The infographic states: His biography also says he doesn't defecate or urinate like other ...


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Please suggest improvements for the answer in the comments. From the Smithsonian article cited in the question: But to keep [British radar] under wraps, according to Stolarczyk’s research pulled from the files of the Imperial War Museum, the Mass Observation Archive, and the UK National Archives, the Ministry provided another reason for their success: ...


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According to Less than you think: Prevalence and predictors of fake news dissemination on Facebook Science Advances 09 Jan 2019: Vol. 5, no. 1: Some have gone so far as to assert that such content had a persuasive impact that could have affected the election outcome, although the best evidence suggests that these claims are farfetched [reference 2]. ...


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No, there is no evidence to support this conclusion. What Hersch's article actually suggests is that Al-Nusra may have produced sarin in Syria. It had support from Turkey and possibly Saudi Arabia, but not the United States.


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Kang Chol-hwan, a North Korean defector, confirms this in his biography 'The Aquariums of Pyongyang' The specific quote is To my childish eyes and to those of all my friends, Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il were perfect beings, untarnished by any base human function. I was convinced, as we all were, that neither of them urinated or defecated. Who could ...


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