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B.A. in History albeit a zillion years ago


Jan
15
comment Were any German cities spared by by the Allies for personal or idiosyncratic reasons?
@PieterGeerkens that's an interesting claim and worthy of a question in its own right. i've never heard it anywhere else though.
Jan
15
revised Were any German cities spared by by the Allies for personal or idiosyncratic reasons?
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Jan
14
comment “More Frenchmen bore arms for the Axis than for the Allies during the Second World War”?
There was also Dakar which was an emphatic victory for Vichy France fighting hard against the Allies. Admittedly it was also badly botched by Free French/British.
Jan
14
comment “More Frenchmen bore arms for the Axis than for the Allies during the Second World War”?
@OldCat as well as in Syria the British and Vichy French fought for several months in Madagascar and there were several other raggedy encounters in other regions. Not large forces though. The book England’s Last War Against France: Fighting Vichy is helpful.
Jan
12
comment Why did the Union army favor a “western” route to approaching Richmond during the American Civil War
@PieterGeerkens leaving aside "Union" I saw "Civil War" and "Richmond" and thought of London.
Jan
11
revised Why did the Union army favor a “western” route to approaching Richmond during the American Civil War
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Dec
28
asked What became of the plan to partition Angola?
Dec
10
comment Did France & Italy continue to develop and manufacture sophisticated military hardware once under German control?
it's the occupied north of Italy 1943-5 which the question refers to, especially as that's where Italy's industrial/manufacturing base lay/lies. +1 tho'.
Dec
6
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
20
accepted Why did the Dutch, French & British acquire minor colonies in South America?
Nov
16
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How did Castro gain control over the Cuban military and police?
Oct
21
awarded  Nice Question
Oct
20
awarded  Good Question
Oct
13
revised Why didn't Zheng He colonize the countries he explored like what the Europeans did to the New World?
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Oct
13
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Did it make sense to bring along infantry to reinforce attacking cavalry before the introduction of firearms?
Oct
13
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why was the Ottoman empire not seen as an Arabic empire?
Oct
12
awarded  Yearling
Oct
1
revised Why did the communist party lose in Telangana in India's first general elections?
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Sep
30
revised Why has Africa always been poor and weak compared to the rest of the world throughout history?
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Sep
30
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How did Germany rebuild so quickly after World War I?