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B.A. in History albeit a zillion years ago


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asked How did conditional POW exchanges work in WW2?
Apr
8
comment Spain's tributary empire vs. Portugal's seaborne empire
i am not your downvoter but ... i'm wondering whether you're asking the wrong question. since portugal also built a huge (Brazil is huge) colonial empire in the americas shouldn't your question be about the differences between the americas and asia rather than between spain and portugal?
Apr
4
revised What were Rommel's views on the Nazi crimes?
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Apr
2
comment How did the Nazis view Dickens' Oliver Twist?
you've read the book, so that's fair enough. as i understand it the book paints him very much blacker than his portrayal in the famous musical and films (which might be the Fagin many readers here are more familiar with, me included). So it's hard to imagine the Nazis unhappy with Dickens' Fagin.
Mar
31
revised What became of Nazi Germany's embassies in neutral countries?
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Mar
30
awarded  Nice Question
Mar
28
asked What became of Nazi Germany's embassies in neutral countries?
Mar
27
awarded  Enlightened
Mar
27
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
27
revised How many different countries could a person alive today have lived in without leaving their hometown?
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Mar
19
revised Can anyone explain why a wreck of a battleship lies in the Nevada desert?
figured a couple of words in the title were redundant
Mar
17
comment Why does the United States keep using “old” date representations and imperial system, while being in the minority?
re your para about the UK, no one in the UK uses MM/DD/YYYY and everyone, even those who still fight against metric and cherish imperial regard MM/DD/YYYY as completely nuts. just saying.
Mar
13
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
12
revised Were the borders of British India deliberately poorly demarcated?
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Mar
11
revised Explaining the data in the 2004 Republican primary results
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Mar
11
comment Explaining the data in the 2004 Republican primary results
thanks for the answer but I'm not anti-Bush. for the record i came to the question listening to an old podcast (from the BBC) from the 2000s about sitting presidents in the US getting an easy ride in primaries. the podcast mentioned that it hadn't always been the case which is why i also intro'd my question saying "in recent history". i picked a random party and a random (recent) year to look up in Wikipedia but it could just as easily have been Clinton in 1996. then, seeing that wikipedia page gave rise to my questions. not anti-anything.
Mar
11
revised Explaining the data in the 2004 Republican primary results
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Mar
10
asked Explaining the data in the 2004 Republican primary results
Mar
8
comment Who started trams in Delhi?
@Ramit i see it is labelled "Indian English". Not being Indian I had taken it for a typo. Always happy to learn a different English from my own.
Mar
7
revised Who started trams in Delhi?
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