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B.A. in History albeit a zillion years ago


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revised Why didn't Turkish become an official language in former Ottoman colonies in the Middle-East and North Africa?
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answered Why did France put so many resources into fighting Algeria in comparison to its other former colonial holdings?
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awarded  Good Question
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why is Dravidian history ignored?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why didn't Britain's nuclear weapons deter Argentina from invading the Falklands?
Jun
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reviewed Close Occupation of Iran in World War 2
Jun
19
comment Were any German cities spared by by the Allies for personal or idiosyncratic reasons?
@Oldcat er... question is about German cities
Jun
17
revised Did Antarctica remain entirely unvisited by humans until the early 19th century?
tried to fix awkwardly phrased title
Jun
17
comment Why did Argentina seize South Georgia immediately prior to the Falklands invasion?
So was it that the junta as a whole intended it as vital element in its entire territorial claim (first paragraph)? Or was it Anaya going rogue (later paragraph)? Either seem plausible (I especially like the notion that it was muddle/Anaya acting out his own campaign), but they're somewhat contradictory.
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revised Why did Argentina seize South Georgia immediately prior to the Falklands invasion?
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revised Why did Argentina seize South Georgia immediately prior to the Falklands invasion?
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Jun
10
comment Why did Argentina seize South Georgia immediately prior to the Falklands invasion?
There are no sheep farmers on South Georgia.
Jun
10
comment Why did Argentina seize South Georgia immediately prior to the Falklands invasion?
And you say the islands were not easily or cheaply retaken. Wikipedia says Operation Parakeet cost the British 2 helicopters and no loss of life. Seems quite cheap to me.
Jun
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comment Why did Argentina seize South Georgia immediately prior to the Falklands invasion?
And Ascension island isn't an American base. It's British.
Jun
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comment Why did Argentina seize South Georgia immediately prior to the Falklands invasion?
Sorry, but this is a terrible answer. You're talking about the Falklands as a whole. I'm asking about a small part of that campaign. It's the equivalent of asking why Hitler occupied Narvik and answering "lebensraum".
Jun
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asked Why did Argentina seize South Georgia immediately prior to the Falklands invasion?
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comment What was the death toll of non-Americans in the Vietnam War?
@T.E.D. and fraxture ... and the hundreds of Autralians killed?
May
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comment What was the name for a group of 12 men in old England responsible for each others actions?
er, what or when is "old England"?