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Apr
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revised Before entering WW II, why was the US so against Japanese aggression in China but did nothing about Germany in Europe?
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Apr
30
revised Why does the United States have a larger proportion of Jews than other British colonies?
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Apr
30
revised What was the role of U.S. involvement in World War II?
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Apr
30
revised What is the significance of “Flappers” in American history?
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Apr
30
reviewed Approve What were the most common reasons why draft-age men were not conscripted for the Union Army?
Apr
30
revised Where did the term “Radical Republican” come from?
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Apr
30
revised What did sectionalism have to do with the American civil war?
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Apr
30
comment What were the most common reasons why draft-age men were not conscripted for the Union Army?
@user69715: Somewhere between $50,000 and $100,000 in today's money.
Apr
30
answered What were the most common reasons why draft-age men were not conscripted for the Union Army?
Apr
29
comment Was slavery really on the way out in the antebellum USA?
Gail Jarvis is a woman and (I believe) the mother of Rebecca Jarvis of Trump's Apprentice 4.
Apr
28
comment Were naval mines an underutilized weapon in WW2?
As it stands, I would characterize this "question" as opinion-based. Not to mention being "bi-furcated."
Apr
28
reviewed Leave Open Machine gun specs in WW1
Apr
28
comment What would be accurate illustrations of vikings and viking culture?
@TylerDurden: I did give a source for western Vikings, and postulated a theory about why it was hard to pin down eastern Vikings (other than Varangians), except through runic inscriptions.
Apr
22
awarded  Good Answer
Apr
21
comment Why did the French nobility adopt Calvinism?
@user5001: Most of the more famous French nobles preferred Calvinism to Lutheranism. In Germany, it was the opposite.
Apr
21
awarded  economy
Apr
20
revised Why did the Soviet Union's economy grow fast in the 1950's-1960's?
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Apr
20
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
19
reviewed Approve Why did Italy abandon its alliance with Germany in WW1 and join the Allied side?
Apr
19
comment Why did the French nobility adopt Calvinism?
@FelixGoldberg: Not everyone opts for their own self interest; some prefer to choose ideologies. A "cui bono" model of this sort can only identify what people would TEND to do, not what they would actually do. I also added an allusion to the facts that Calvin was French and Luther was German, because "nationalism" also explains some people's choices.