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Fascinating Game - Personal Effects - This Is It


1984
Label: Earring Records - EAR 1 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: New Wave, Post-Punk
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The Titanic had been one of the most famous ships in the world, and the huge loss of life, including some very wealthy individuals, spurred the US Senate to call an inquiry. It was concluded, entirely reasonably, that the death toll would have been substantially lower if the Titanic had set to sea with a full complement of lifeboats. Inas a direct result of the Titanic disaster, a new law stipulated that any American ship of over tons had to carry enough lifeboats to carry every passenger in the event of an emergency.

Unfortunately, this did not have the intended effect of making every ship safer. The SS Eastland was a badly-designed, ungainly vessel at the best of times. The extra weight of several additional lifeboats crammed onto her top deck turned her into an unstable death trap.

On July 24,just yards from her moorings on the Chicago River, she tilted alarmingly, took on water, and rolled over in just twenty-feet of water.

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As Hitler trampled over the restrictions one-by-one, boosting his domestic popularity in the process, Allied politicians were divided over how to react. Many of them felt the terms of the treaty were far too harsh; they argued that Hitler was just taking back what was rightly his.

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By the mids the British Empire had become the largest empire the world had ever seen. The British would rely on the superiority of their technology to hold dominion over so many peoples, and in British and colonial soldiers began to be equipped with P53 Enfield Rifles. The new Enfield rifles were a significant upgrade Chris DB - Setup EP the muskets that had come before, but there was a problem: they were rumored to use cartridges greased with pig and cow fat.

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