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Armament Production in WW2

Posted August 31st, 2017 at 03:15 PM by Guaporense
Updated September 1st, 2017 at 10:18 AM by Guaporense

To construct relatively accurate estimates of the value of armaments produced in WW2 I searched for output of the major categories of armaments and related logistical equipment (trucks and locomotives).

Interestingly, the value for armament output in WW2 was very much like I expected beforehand given the respective sizes of each economy (taking into account the fact the USSR lost a lot of territory and so did not have full access to it's economic potential). Still the correlation between...
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Beauty of Shahi Bridge Jaunpur

Posted August 30th, 2017 at 07:23 AM by hamarajaunpur

he historical city of Jaunpur is located o the banks of the river Gomati. Jaunpur district is situated on the northwest side of the district of Varanasi. The history of Jaunpur dates back to 1388, when Feroz Shah Tughlaq, the Sultan of Delhi appointed a eunuch named Malik Sarwar as the governor of the region. Today Jaunpur shares the underdevelopment of a major portion of Eastern Uttar Pradesh.

There are endless tourist attraction spots in Jaunpur which include Sadar Imambara, Jami...
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The Economics of WW2: An Update

Posted August 28th, 2017 at 04:18 PM by Guaporense
Updated August 30th, 2017 at 07:03 PM by Guaporense

It has been over 5 years since I wrote the blog entries on the economics of WW2. Since then I have done some more research on the economy of the world around 1940.

Using a modified Maddison's dataset (taking the 1980 ICP as a basis instead of the 1990 ICP as Maddison used since it's closer to the date that we which to look to, also using Fukao, Ma Yuan (2007) benchmark estimate for pre-war East Asia). This is in order to make it more consistent with the available evidence in terms...
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Military casualties in WW2

Posted August 28th, 2017 at 11:38 AM by Guaporense
Updated August 28th, 2017 at 02:57 PM by Guaporense

One interesting aspect about WW2 is the huge level of military losses suffered by the Allies.

Total military losses in Europe suffered in the war against Germany consisted of soldiers, killed, wounded and missing in battle plus the prisoners of war taken.

USSR ------------- 25,934,494
USA ----------------- 737,590
British Empire ------- 1,159,828
France ------------- 5,500,000
Poland ------------- 1,500,000
Netherlands --------- 400,000...
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Auschwitz (part 1)

Posted August 26th, 2017 at 11:05 AM by Solidaire
Updated August 26th, 2017 at 11:08 AM by Solidaire

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The main entrance to Auschwitz concentration camp. The infamous "Arbeit macht frei" sign dominates the scene. "Work sets you free", a slogan used by the Nazis to greet prisoners in a number of concentration camps, not just in Auschwitz. It is said that the "B" was made upside down by the prisoners as an act of defiance.

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The perimeter of the camp and its...
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