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B.A. in History albeit a zillion years ago


Jun
19
reviewed Approve 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?
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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
17
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.
Jun
10
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
9
asked Why did Argentina seize South Georgia immediately prior to the Falklands invasion?
May
29
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
28
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"?
May
27
comment Was the Soviet Union in 1945 seeking to capture German soldiers and civilians, or drive them west?
@Oldcat i'm asking, not asserting
May
27
asked Was the Soviet Union in 1945 seeking to capture German soldiers and civilians, or drive them west?
May
27
revised Why did Germany not colonise much?
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May
27
answered At which point in time did the majority of German population become aware of the Holocaust?
May
23
asked How were middle ranking Nazis known to the allies before the end of the war?
May
2
revised Were British parliamentary seats really advertised in newspapers?
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