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Oct
22
awarded  Scholar
Oct
22
accepted What was the last battle fought mainly by sail-powered ships?
Oct
22
comment Why did Hitler declare war on the USA?
@GNi33 You are using "interesting" sources! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Institute_for_Historical_Review "Critics have accused it of being an antisemitic "pseudo-scholarly body" with links to neo-Nazi organizations, and assert that its primary purpose is to disseminate views denying key facts of Nazism and the genocide of Jews and others. It has been described as the "world's leading Holocaust denial organization." I wouldn't trust too much the stuff they put on their webpages.
Oct
20
awarded  Student
Oct
20
asked What was the last battle fought mainly by sail-powered ships?
Oct
20
awarded  Commentator
Oct
20
comment When was divorce made illegal again in Ireland?
@Rory Moral panic effect?
Oct
18
comment When were swords last used in European warfare?
@Noldorin I'd do that if I were writing a paper.
Oct
17
comment When were swords last used in European warfare?
@Noldorin Did you look up the source cited in the Wiki?
Oct
16
comment What was the reason for inflation in Britain after the Black Death?
I don't think it's likely that the numbers of labourers and nobles were reduced by the same amount. For example, being well fed must have improved the chances of survival of the latter.
Oct
16
answered When were swords last used in European warfare?
Oct
16
comment Which 11 countries were democratic in 1941?
@Squark Did you read their criteria? I wouldn't say Poland is a perfect democracy, either.
Oct
16
comment What factors contributed to earlier democratic states failing?
I wouldn't say that a struggle between rich and poor means that the state is not democratic. This struggle takes place in any form of government, also in today's liberal democracies.
Oct
16
comment What factors contributed to earlier democratic states failing?
The Novgorod Republic lasted from 12th until 15th century.
Oct
16
comment Why did Hitler attack the Soviet Union when he was still busy fighting the United Kingdom?
@Rincewind42 The Germans were big on territorry. They wanted to exterminate the Slavic population of Russia and colonize it with German settlers. Of course, the desire to wipe out the Jews in Russia was also a big factor.
Oct
12
awarded  Quorum
Oct
12
comment Why did Hitler attack the Soviet Union when he was still busy fighting the United Kingdom?
@HarleyHolcombe Hitler lacked a Navy big enough to achieve a successful invasion of England.
Oct
12
awarded  Critic
Oct
12
comment Why did Chamberlain act to appease Hitler leading up to the outbreak of World War 2?
History Channel is not a good source.
Oct
12
awarded  Supporter