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Apr
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comment Did Hitler make the right decision for Germany when he called off Operation Zitadelle (during the Battle of Kursk)?
@user1095108: Kursk was at the tip of the salient. Manstein could just about snap it off, "declare victory, and go home." Trying for more than that was too much. That includes a "massive encirclement" because detachment Kempf (on Mantein's east) was late to the battle.
Apr
12
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Apr
12
comment Is the USA a superpower today because of WW2?
@Mindwin: That would be professor TUNG Au (my father). Many people confuse World Wars I and II. In this case, the OP didn't realize that America's contribution in World War II was the consequence and not the cause of (previous) superpower status. There was a relationship, just not the one the OP envisioned.
Apr
12
revised Why did it take so long for humanity to be able to cross the oceans?
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Apr
11
comment How did Swiss neutrality affect WW2?
The Swiss WERE neutral and this DID impact World War II, so I don't see anything "counterfactual" about this question. A truly "counterfactual" question would be, "What would have happened if the Swiss had sided with the Allies/Axis in WWII?"
Apr
11
answered Spain's tributary empire vs. Portugal's seaborne empire
Apr
11
revised Why did it take so long for humanity to be able to cross the oceans?
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Apr
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answered Why did it take so long for humanity to be able to cross the oceans?
Apr
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answered Is the USA a superpower today because of WW2?
Apr
10
comment How did the United States penal system evolve?
This might be a better fit for Politics SE.
Apr
10
comment Did technical managers have to join the Nazi party?
Do you have a PhD in History? That would make you a "real" historian.
Apr
10
comment What is the best historical example of conflict between two cultures with differing levels of technology?
This is a pretty broad question, for which I can think of maybe 100 examples.
Apr
9
comment How were the Bulgarians regarded by the Nazis during World War II?
@PieterGeerkens: Interesting. Sources?
Apr
9
answered What factors made Austria adhere to “Diplomacy through marriage” doctrine?
Apr
9
answered Non-voluntary deferments in WWII?
Apr
8
revised Why were people from the Asian Steppes able to militarily dominate Europeans on a repeated basis?
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Apr
8
comment Why were people from the Asian Steppes able to militarily dominate Europeans on a repeated basis?
@Anixx: I didn't say that the Asians/Mongols had an "absolute" advantage over the Europeans. I said, that they had a "comparative" advantage. That is, they were at a slight disadvantage in arms, but at a much greater disadvantage in trade, which induced them to specialize in fighting. And while Europe had many NOBLES as professional warriors, the Mongols, who conscripted the "common man," had many more.
Apr
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