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Assertion in appcore.cpp - why?

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My MFC App dies right away when started, due to ASSERT in the CWinApp constrcutor.  It dies in the last line of this snippet:

CWinApp::CWinApp(LPCTSTR lpszAppName)
      if (lpszAppName != NULL)
            m_pszAppName = _tcsdup(lpszAppName);
            m_pszAppName = NULL;

      // initialize CWinThread state
      AFX_MODULE_THREAD_STATE* pThreadState = pModuleState->m_thread;
      ASSERT(AfxGetThread() == NULL);

Now, my exe contains a built in static lib, and that static lib has in it a definition of a CWinApp subclass.  My confusion may also be conflated with the fact that I just made the leap from IDE 6.0 up to VS 2010 and I may be doing something wrong with linking in the static library.    Can someone point me where to look or give a hint as to what is likely wrong?  Thanks.
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