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comment Why were troops with bayonets often effective against enemy cavalry even though the bayonet was a “secondary” weapon?
Welcome to the site. An upvote for a good answer.
Sep
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comment Has any generation generally agreed that the next generation was better?
@T.E.D.: According to Strauss and Howe (below), your generation's feeling toward Millennials parallels that of the Lost to the World War II generation. More to the point, the "Rendezvous" and Lost put their money where their mouth was through pro- "GI" legislation. As for the close votes, this question can be answered objectively through "expert" sources.
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revised Why were troops with bayonets often effective against enemy cavalry even though the bayonet was a “secondary” weapon?
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comment Why were troops with bayonets often effective against enemy cavalry even though the bayonet was a “secondary” weapon?
Why would squares be vulnerable to infantry? Against artillery, obviously.
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answered Has any generation generally agreed that the next generation was better?
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accepted Did Hannibal start the Second Punic War prematurely?
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answered Why were troops with bayonets often effective against enemy cavalry even though the bayonet was a “secondary” weapon?
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answered Where did Southern Fried Chicken come from?
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revised Why did the musket become the standard infantry combat weapon in European armies around 1700?
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answered Why did the musket become the standard infantry combat weapon in European armies around 1700?
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revised Germany colonizing Europe?
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Sep
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comment Why did the musket become the standard infantry combat weapon in European armies around 1700?
@Lohoris: I kind of doubt that's the case. A musket with a bayonet attached to it has roughly the same length and weight as a spear. But thanks for getting me to think about this.
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revised Were there a British 'Négritude' movement?
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revised In the British empire, what was the difference between a Governor General and a Viceroy?
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comment What was the impetus behind the British Empire's acquisition of what is now Canada?
@Semaphore: Yes, fixed.
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revised What was the impetus behind the British Empire's acquisition of what is now Canada?
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