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B.A. in History albeit a zillion years ago


Sep
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answered Is there any country(former colony) in the world that obtained independence and then again tried to join its colonist ruler?
Aug
28
comment How to explain the Khalkhin Gol outcome in view of Soviet weakness and Japanese strength at that time?
@Semaphore wikipedia's page for Operation Barbarossa suggests the USSR had something like three times as many planes as the Germans, and three times as many tanks, and yet they were crushed. "had more tanks and planes" hardly seems a sufficient explanation, on its own, for Khalkhin Gol. But your comment about Japan's lack of commitment to the battle and questionable authorisation is an interesting point.
Aug
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asked How to explain the Khalkhin Gol outcome in view of Soviet weakness and Japanese strength at that time?
Aug
15
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
3
revised Why didn't Turkish become an official language in former Ottoman colonies in the Middle-East and North Africa?
title - make it less awkward
Jul
3
answered Why did France put so many resources into fighting Algeria in comparison to its other former colonial holdings?
Jul
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awarded  Inquisitive
Jul
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awarded  Curious
Jun
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awarded  Good Question
Jun
19
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why is Dravidian history ignored?
Jun
19
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why didn't Britain's nuclear weapons deter Argentina from invading the Falklands?
Jun
19
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.
Jun
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revised Why did Argentina seize South Georgia immediately prior to the Falklands invasion?
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Jun
10
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
10
comment Why did Argentina seize South Georgia immediately prior to the Falklands invasion?
And Ascension island isn't an American base. It's British.