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“To this end” or “To that end”

Is there a usage note for choosing between these two phrases? Nothing in Garner. And I've seen it both ways. Example: To that end, we propose the following compromise. or To this end, we ...
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When to use “this” or “that”?

It is 10 cm on the map. That is 100 km in real terms. I am proofreading and it seems odd that the writer always uses that in these cases. I would have said this. Who is right and who is ...
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That vs This in uncommon contexts

I can see the difference between "this" / "that" in most common contexts. There are a couple of unusual ones, though, that are still pretty unclear to me. Here are some of them: 1.A friend of ...