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Jun
19
answered The Needham Question: What stunted China's technological and proto-scientific advancement?
Jun
16
accepted Could The Soviet Union have continued fighting World War II without Caucasus oil?
Jun
15
awarded  Necromancer
Jun
15
asked How was the naval battle of Guadalcanal affected by Japanese ships loading bombardment shells rather than Armor Piercing?
Jun
14
awarded  Popular Question
Jun
13
awarded  Nice Question
Jun
12
reviewed Approve What Are the Dynamics of A “Forced March?”
Jun
7
answered Why was France given such a lenient peace after Napoleon was defeated?
Jun
4
awarded  Notable Question
Jun
1
comment How close was the Soviet Union to collapsing during WW2?
@jwenting: "The English Channel is the world's largest anti-tank ditch."
May
26
awarded  Popular Question
May
24
awarded  Popular Question
May
20
accepted What was Finland's role in the siege of Leningrad?
May
20
comment Status of merchants in feudal Europe
@Greg: I said "Dutch and others." The Dutch were invited to the party because of their seafaring capabilities. I was told this when I was in Gdansk, Poland, where a lot of buildings have Dutch architecture.
May
18
comment Why was East Asia more religiously tolerant than Europe in medieval time?
@T.E.D.: It's more a statement of "philosophy" than anything else. But it is consistent with "pre-Communist" China in this regard (the treatment of Falun Gong is not).
May
15
awarded  Enlightened
May
15
awarded  Nice Answer
May
15
comment What were the reasons that the British colonies in North America rebelled but not others?
Regarding Doug T's critique, Amy Chua, a Yale professor, has published a book about how "market dominate minorities" come from the outside.And Britishers had the Magna Carta in their history, something that other groups did not have.
May
15
revised What were the reasons that the British colonies in North America rebelled but not others?
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May
14
comment Was the Night of the Long Knives principally a means to obtain loyalty of the German military leadership?
@VincenzoOliva: If you want a more detailed, first hand treatment, I recommend "The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich" by William L. Shirer.