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reviewed Leave Open Who were the traders involved in the triangular slave trade?
Jan
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answered Who were the traders involved in the triangular slave trade?
Jan
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comment Who uses a pre-“Gregorian” calendar and why?
@YannisRizos: That's true for the first question, "which group...are still on the old calendar?" The second question, "why did they fail to switch" probably makes it a history question.
Jan
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asked Who uses a pre-“Gregorian” calendar and why?
Jan
6
revised Why Americans like to enroll in military services despite huge risks involved?
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Jan
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accepted Could the Confederates have done better at Gettysburg if they had put cavalry in front of, rather than behind, Pickett's charge?
Jan
5
revised Was the Italian campaign a strategic mistake?
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Jan
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comment How widespread was the practice of chaining slave rowers to the ships?
@PieterGeerkens: Your "buttered buttocks theory fits closely with what I was taught in school. history.stackexchange.com/questions/8874/…
Jan
5
reviewed Approve How was Germany's border decided?
Jan
5
reviewed Leave Open Harvard Architecture: How did Harvard Mark I separate data and instruction?
Jan
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comment What are exceptions to the hypothesis that “climate determined ”regional“ loyalties in the U.S. Civil War”?
@T.E.D.: You just remined me that there was a reason I specified winter "January" temperatures for "cold" in my question. It's "hot" (in summer) "everywhere," including NYC. But it was the "cold" that seemed to attract anti-slavery types (or discourage pro slavery types) in the border states. Meaning that the determining factor seemed to be "the coldest cold," not "the hottest hot." Maybe it's a case that if too many slaves die of pneumonia in January, slavery is no longer viable.
Jan
5
comment Was the Italian campaign a strategic mistake?
@Olivier: France was an Allied country and its liberation meant a lot. But Italy was (initially) an ENEMY country, and "turning" it meant not only "+1" for the Allies but "-1" for the Germans. Besides, the invasion/liberation of Italy was a "down payment" on the liberation of France. And that's if for no other reason than a number of "occupying" Italian troops in France laid down their arms and forced the Germans to use some "front line" troops on garrison duty.
Jan
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answered Did the commonwealth surrender prematurely at Crete?
Jan
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Jan
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accepted Are there any “general” historical theories about all the “cultural revolutions” in the mid-1960s?
Jan
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accepted Could the anti-Napoleonic forces have done better by uniting earlier before Waterloo?
Jan
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accepted What, exactly, was the role of Bertrand du Guesclin in the Hundred Years' War?
Jan
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answered Was the Italian campaign a strategic mistake?
Dec
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comment What factors enabled Europe to conquer almost the whole world?
I think Hopeless' points are well-taken. Both the Indian and Chinese civilizations were more "inward" looking than Europeans. (These were the natural Asian counterweights to European expansion that didn't do a good job of fulfilling that role).
Dec
29
reviewed Approve What is the origin of the American stereotype that Polish people lack intelligence?