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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Ferdinand III 1608-1657. Holy Roman emperor (1637-1657) and king of Hungary (1625-1647) and Bohemia (1627-1656). He signed the Peace of Westphalia (1648), thus ending the Thirty Years' War.

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  • All indications suggest getting them back into "wants-based" mode won't happen anytime soon.

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  • "We have had a fundamental shift to a needs-based economy from a wants-based economy,"

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