From: Jackson Tn
I would like to know what the "Great Bismark Debate" centered around? Not to start beating what, for some, is a dead horse.
It's a long running debate that visits these forums from time to time. Someone says Bismarck is the capital of South Dakota, then someone chimes in with "oh no it isn't, it's North Dakota" - and it all goes downhill from there.
Who cares if it is the north or south part of Dakota? Bismarck is a city in Dakota and that is that. It might even be enough to say Bismarck, USA.
Orm, you obviously have not read the 1981 book by Ambrose - BISMARCK, THE ILLUSION OF THE AGES, in which he writes: "Many people make the mistake of thinking the Great Bismark Debate referred to some obscure naval battle. But it does NOT. The Great Bismark debate is really about the safe storage of Brazilian Peanut Butter. It was just a secret code used by the U.S. military to prevent the Bora Boran's from stealing the BPB recipe."
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