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Nov
4
comment Why was the Cuban Revolution (1953-1959) ultimately successful?
oh my :( what an embarassing error...
Oct
31
comment Why did Jews not immigrate to the Muslim world?
They did. There was a stream of Jewish emmigration from Europe to Palestine beginning, I think, in the end of the XIXth century.
Oct
31
comment Do most of today's democratic nations with two-party system exhibit a civil war in recent past?
Interestingly, one could argue that the two-party system in Britain also evolved from the civil war (in the XVIIth century).
Oct
31
answered What Factors Contributed to the Success of Certain “Long March” Strategies?
Oct
31
comment Why are many African nations poor?
Slavery was a big factor.
Oct
27
comment How would a large kingdom be ruled?
The monarchs had to be "on the move" large part of the time, to visit different parts of their kingdom and keep their vassals loyal.
Oct
27
comment Pedophilia in ancient Greek and Roman culture
People were then becoming adult more quickly than in our times.
Oct
27
comment When and how did the idea of a “class-less” society originate in the United States?
What about economic classes (labour vs capitalists)?
Oct
27
comment Has Britain's 1940 invasion of Iceland been downplayed by historians?
To equate the invasions, one would have to overlook such trifle details as the fact that one of the goals the Germans wanted to achieve by invading Denmark was to murder its Jewish population.
Oct
27
comment How do new countries legally and without bloodshed declare themselves independent?
"Some countries (such as Poland) were re-made after a war and given independence again." It certainly did not happen without bloodshed (Polish troops taking sides in WWI, the Russo-Polish war of 1919-20).
Oct
27
comment What factors contributed to earlier democratic states failing?
@Lennart Actually, democratic Britain was able to mobilize its society much better during WW2 than totalitarian Germany. This was because the government had much more legitimacy in the UK than in the Third Reich.
Oct
23
comment Are modern handguns a major reason for democratization?
@suriv Yes, but the workers were not doing most of it.
Oct
23
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Oct
23
answered Are modern handguns a major reason for democratization?
Oct
22
comment Why was the Cuban Revolution (1953-1959) ultimately successful?
I think the cruelty of the Batistuta regime immensely helped Castro gain popularity.
Oct
22
awarded  Editor
Oct
22
revised Why did Hitler declare war on the USA?
warning about the source's reputation
Oct
22
comment In what ways did the rise of a true middle class in Europe during the late 19th century become apparent?
What is the definition of a middle class today? The "99%"? ;-)
Oct
22
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Oct
22
comment What were Hitler's religious beliefs?
@Dorothy Going against the Jews was a strong Christian sentiment for centuries. It was even part of the Catholic lithurgy until the second half of the XXth century.