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Nov
27
comment Why did Hitler attack the Soviet Union when he was still busy fighting the United Kingdom?
And the English were calling the shot in the UK, anyway.
Nov
25
revised What kind of heavy horses did the Manchu use?
grammar fix
Nov
25
comment Credible historic description of how the daily life was for the middle-class during the financial crisis of 1929
Little of what you will learn will be applicable to 2011.
Nov
25
comment How much tax did Romans pay?
What is it with some ppl asking questions here, that they mix history and politics?
Nov
25
suggested suggested edit on What kind of heavy horses did the Manchu use?
Nov
25
answered Were sailing ships of the line understaffed with gunnery crews so that there were not enough for 2 broadsides?
Nov
23
comment How well can cavalry fight infantry?
"Heck, simply being hit by a horse is a Bad Thing." I know this personally - a horse startled by something hit me with its head and broke my collar bone once. And it didn't even have time to gain momentum (starting position was 1m from me). If it was in a battle, I'd be incapacitated immediately.
Nov
22
comment What historical situation is comparable to what Europe is currently facing?
@Rory Look up Article 18 of Italian labour code. Is that right-wing to you?
Nov
22
comment What historical situation is comparable to what Europe is currently facing?
Spain had a property bubble as well.
Nov
21
comment What historical situation is comparable to what Europe is currently facing?
The EU is not "the only power opposing USA world dominance". Russia and China are much more actively anti-USA than the EU. Most of the EU countries follow USA's lead on global scene most of the time (the Iraq war being a major exception, but even then a lot of European countries did participate, openly or behind the scenes). The comparison of the USSR's economy to the current EU is just plain ridiculous. Evne the argument that the most socialist countries in the EU fared the worst doesn't hold water --the first countries to suffer were the UK and Ireland, paragons of neoliberalism in the EU.
Nov
21
comment About Naval Formations?
I'd go on and say that modern missiles have made large warships obsolete in general. A 1 million USD missile can sink a 1 billion ship.
Nov
21
comment Why are many African nations poor?
@DVK I'm not the one with an ideological axe to grind here.
Nov
21
comment When and how did the idea of a “class-less” society originate in the United States?
@DVK I would like to discuss this with you but this is not a good place. Rest assured that every capitalist country has class divisions, they arise from the dynamics of the system. Americans just choose to be in denial about it.
Nov
21
comment Why are many African nations poor?
@DVK It wasn't a "small portion", it was millions of people (academic.udayton.edu/race/02rights/slave04.htm). And its effect went beyond depopulation, as the domination of Europeans over Africa prevented the development of political culture there, with the sad effects we see till today.
Nov
19
comment What Are the Dynamics of A “Forced March?”
Let's just say that I had to vent somewhere my distaste for the overuse of military rhetoric in business.
Nov
19
comment What Are the Dynamics of A “Forced March?”
The dynamics of a forced march: management cuts the deadline, programmers work overtime and on weekends, people quit and the product delivered is shoddy. Oh wait, wrong SE site...
Nov
19
comment How Did Modern Weapons Change the Dynamics of City Fighting?
@TomAu Yes, that's what I meant -- Berling's forces (under Soviet command) tried to relieve the Uprising and failed.
Nov
18
comment How Did Modern Weapons Change the Dynamics of City Fighting?
@TomAu Berling's Army did try to relieve the uprising by launching an attack across the Vistula River. It was a failure.
Nov
18
comment How Did Modern Weapons Change the Dynamics of City Fighting?
I wouldn't count the Warsaw Uprising among successful city defenses (if we consider the Hom Army to be the defending side).
Nov
14
comment How unfavorable were the terms of Germany's “surrender” in WW1?
@WladimirPalant I don't think Germany ever felt fully at home in the annexed Wielkopolska. There would be no need for Kulturkampf, otherwise.