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Dec
19
comment Correlation between capitalism/democracy and communism/dictatorship?
There is no communist country that is not a dictatorship nor is it possible for a communist country to not be a dictatorship by the definitions given in the "The Communist Manifesto" by Marks and Engels.
Dec
17
comment How did the US/South Vietnam lose the Vietnam war?
The South was invaded in a regular war by the North.
Dec
17
comment Evidence of cross contamination between Japanese and Western sword fighting styles?
@JimThio: I know that there is some cross pollination between eastern and western martial arts. I find it really unlikely that sword styles are the exception.
Dec
14
comment Wiliam Wallace vs. Robert Bruce: Why Did One Win and One Lose?
+1 Much better answer than mine.
Dec
13
comment Why and when did agriculture lose its prestige?
What about the early Roman republic? To serve in the legions you needed to be a land owner but those were quiet often equated with farmers. The consequences of that policy is what propelled Marius to reform the army.
Dec
13
comment Are there any examples of people being able to predict the consequences of communication revolutions?
An analyst can tell you tomorrow why, what he predicted yesterday, did not happen today.
Dec
13
comment Looking for a particular documentary about history of long distance communication
@TysonWilliams: Sorry.
Dec
12
comment Why were the Normans such good builders?
@MartinBeckett: The battle of Stamford Bridge to be exact. The king and his army marched south and had to fight another invading army. This time they lost. The bridge is still there, on the outskirts of York (Jorvik once Eboracum). Nice place, I drive on it to a friend's house...
Dec
12
comment Why were the Normans such good builders?
@MartinBeckett: Not everyone saw the Normans as "blood-thirsty trouble makers". French history looks at the whole episode with some glee... ^_~ Let the Great French-English war continue in this flame war... Or something.
Dec
12
comment Wiliam Wallace vs. Robert Bruce: Why Did One Win and One Lose?
@TomAu: Done although I think it is a poor answer. Anyone with more information should edit it.
Dec
12
answered Wiliam Wallace vs. Robert Bruce: Why Did One Win and One Lose?
Dec
12
comment Looking for a particular documentary about history of long distance communication
Have you tried imbd search? I do not know if they have documentaries or not. Alternatively, do you remember who narrated it?
Dec
12
comment Wiliam Wallace vs. Robert Bruce: Why Did One Win and One Lose?
Bowmen quality varied and weather could well have played a part.
Dec
12
comment What did the Romans do for Judea?
Romans did not care one little bit what religion the people they converted where. They treated all of them the same: as long as you paid taxes, did not rebel, worshipped the Roman gods (which really you are already doing under a different name) and allowed trade, you would be part of the Empire and as such ripe all its benefits. Jews, have a monotheistic religion were a little hard to sell on the "worship our gods" hence a lot of a tension -- but that is another question.
Dec
8
comment Were there bows employed by tribes living in the desert, and if so, what were they made of?
I guess that the Mongol do not count as well since while they travelled across deserts, they never lived there. Although, the lack of trees may point you to other resources on how to make bows.
Dec
7
comment Was Antarctica a factor in the Falklands war?
I do not believe so but lack any clear sources. Although finding such sources could be hard if it is not a factor ^_~ Do you have a reference that claims that it was a factor?
Dec
6
comment Why study our country's history?
Nescire autem quid ante quam natus sis acciderit, id est semper esse puerum. Quid enim est aetas hominis, nisi ea memoria rerum veterum cum superiorum aetate contexitur? This was written more than two thousands years ago and still hold true. On a side note, your question is really too general and does solicit argumentation so I voted to close. If you could refine it, I would happy vote to un-close. Finally, welcome to the site! ^_~
Nov
30
answered Real-life examples of finding long-lost treasure?
Nov
25
comment How much tax did Romans pay?
Please remain civil and polite in answering questions and in comments
Nov
25
comment Credible historic description of how the daily life was for the middle-class during the financial crisis of 1929
The subject line is fine but the main body is not. Speculation on what could happen is not really a good fit for this site. However, asking about specifics of the 1930 crisis is fine. Note that any comparison would be spurious at best since geopolitics and socio-economics factors are so different.