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Jul
11
comment What was Hitler's attitude towards the Aryans of India?
Thank you. Besides Hitler, what was the Nazi POV on Indian Aryans in general? E.g., Schopenhauer, who influenced Nazi ideology, went gaga over ancient Hindu literature, philosophy, and mythology. Himmler was apparently very taken by the stuff likening Hitler to Krishna, etc. and also praised the caste system of India comparing the SS to the upper-caste warriors who subjugated the lesser lower classes. Were upper caste Indian Aryans perhaps considered acceptable?
Jun
8
comment How were small swords worn in the 18th century?
"very carefully" was the first thought that crept into my head :)
May
26
comment Until 1600, was it legal to counterfeit money?
Do you have a link to the newspaper article?
May
24
comment How much did the Chinese Summer Palace cost to build?
@ChickenGod In 1897, the price of silver was USD 0.60/oz. Assuming similar prices in China, the silver would have cost USD 24M back then. This random calculator states that this amount would be worth around USD 666M of today's dollars. This is in the same ballpark as CsBalazsHungary's final figure.
May
22
comment What role did British cartoonists play in the early 1800?
That is very likely a James Gillray caricature.
May
20
comment Was there discrimination against Jewish people at the entrance exams to the most prestigious universities in the USSR?
It's odd that you are particular about the presence of references in answers and yet, haven't bothered adding any to your question. Furthermore, HistorySE considers Wikipedia articles to be perfectly acceptable. They usually cite reliable references.
Apr
26
comment Israel's Official Gazette online?
This is more of a "meta" question. Marked as such.
Apr
23
comment Why is our planet called Earth?
@MarkC.Wallace IMO, the WP page is a little unhelpful in that it does not provide meanings or dates. It simply lists Earth's linguistic ancestors.
Apr
23
comment When and where did Louis Blanc say the famous “from each according to his abilities…”?
Neither am I. But Google Translate translates "À chacun selon ses capacités, à chaque capacité selon ses œuvres" to "To each according to his capacity, to each capacity according to his works".
Apr
23
comment When and where did Louis Blanc say the famous “from each according to his abilities…”?
Wikipedia states that the quote is an adaptation of an earlier one by Henri de Saint-Simon.
Apr
23
comment Has there ever been an attempted military takeover of a democracy in the western world?
Duplicate of an answer above by Andrew Turvey.
Apr
23
comment World War 1 Indian propaganda posters
Considering the poverty and population levels, I suspect that no propaganda was required.
Apr
22
comment Alexander's seizure of “Brahmin” towns
You stumbled upon this while reading what?
Apr
20
comment Effect of natural environment on the development of cultures
Some elements are covered by Jared Diamond in his book, Guns, Germs, and Steel. I agree with @Darek that this question is too broad.
Apr
19
comment What role did the United States government and major corporations have in controlling dissent and protest starting in the late 1940s?
This sounds like a homework question. What do you think?
Apr
19
comment Historical and biblical names for bottles of wine
@DarekWędrychowski Answer updated.
Apr
16
comment Did Pythagoras visit Judaea, Arabia, and/or India?
Thank you. The gymnosophists page on WP carries a passage from Clement of Alexandria's Stromata that sounds eerily similar to your quoted preface.
Apr
15
comment Is there a possibility that the Islamic civilization visited America before Colombus?
@YannisRizos I think that he offers his answer in the first sentence, i.e., "It's possibly, but unlikely". I don't think anybody who is unfamiliar with the basis for these claims can really answer this question factually.
Apr
8
comment How did shells, bones, and other trinkets work as currency?
Thank you. But this appears to largely be well-informed conjecture (primarily on why shells could work as currency). Do we know, for example, how Native American tribes used shells as currency? How rare were the shells used? Who decided such matters or was it completely arbitrary? I'm interested in how the economy worked using shells as currency.
Mar
28
comment How did Mongolian nomads acquire metal weapons?
This is currently more of a comment than an answer. Please flesh it out further.