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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? -- Cicero, Marcus Tullius (106-43BC)


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.
Nov
25
comment How much tax did Romans pay?
-1 Let me Google that for you: google.co.uk/…
Nov
24
comment How would slaves have addressed their masters in Ancient Greece?
Welcome to the site and nice answer indeed.
Nov
23
comment How well can cavalry fight infantry?
+1 Very nice answer indeed.
Nov
23
comment How well can cavalry fight infantry?
+1 There are no magic recipes to win a war
Nov
23
comment In Battle of Zama, how did Hannibal's use of war elephants lead to a Roman Victory?
Elephants are heavy herbivores which are terribly suited to fight in battles.
Nov
22
revised In Battle of Zama, how did Hannibal's use of war elephants lead to a Roman Victory?
add reason.
Nov
22
answered In Battle of Zama, how did Hannibal's use of war elephants lead to a Roman Victory?
Nov
22
answered How do war elephants fight?
Nov
21
comment How Did Modern Weapons Change the Dynamics of City Fighting?
@Canageek: ^_~ No worries. I had my share of rage history discussions and know that feeling well.
Nov
20
comment Is the Cold War still going on?
-1 This is a redefinition of the term "The Cold War" which referred to the conflict between the USA and the USSR and allies.
Nov
19
comment How Did Modern Weapons Change the Dynamics of City Fighting?
As a side note, @Canageek comments reads to me a little patronising. I do apologies if my reply reads as acerbic. It is not meant to offend or inflame or annoy or anything negative whatsoever. If it reads that way, I can only apologies as I did not mean it to sound bad.
Nov
19
comment How Did Modern Weapons Change the Dynamics of City Fighting?
@Canageek: Please do not make assumption about what I know and where I get my information from. I am familiar with Al Qaeda's history, operations, and philosophical background. The BBC can be as biased as the US media. The best source on Al Qaeda is Al Qaeda itself. Plenty of its manuals and discourse are translated into English and available on line (or in print). For sure, Al Qaeda had no love for the Iraqi regime nor for the shiite. Whatever its reasons, it did not care about the battle of Baghdad which was the only point I was making.
Nov
18
comment How Did Modern Weapons Change the Dynamics of City Fighting?
@Canageek: This is kinda my point. They were (or wanted to be) in Iraq to fight the USA but Baghdad was not a strategic place for them at that time. I could have said "Was it seen as a strategic goal by the Taliban? No" and would have been just as right. My point was about overall strategies not specific factions -- although Al Qaeda is more relevant than the Taliban.
Nov
18
comment How Did Modern Weapons Change the Dynamics of City Fighting?
@WladimirPalant: For sure ^_~
Nov
18
comment How Did Modern Weapons Change the Dynamics of City Fighting?
The Warsaw uprising battle was successful to the Nazi (they defeated it, killed lots of Poles and razed the city to the ground) and the Soviets (they could take control of Poland unopposed by that government in exile and make it a satellite state). However, the Poles can claim a feat of endurance to resist for as long as they did with no support, no logistics, and few men.
Nov
18
comment How Did Modern Weapons Change the Dynamics of City Fighting?
Does the edit help?
Nov
18
revised How Did Modern Weapons Change the Dynamics of City Fighting?
make post clearer?
Nov
17
answered How Did Modern Weapons Change the Dynamics of City Fighting?