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Dec
27
comment Did the German people actually know Joseph Goebbels as the “Minister of Propaganda”?
Actually, propaganda started getting a bad reputation in connection with the FIRST World War. But the "Second" pushed its reputation to new lows.
Dec
26
reviewed Looks OK What is the oldest movie theater in the US that has been in continuous use as a movie theater?
Dec
23
comment How influential was the Jewish Boycot Against Nazi Germany?
@DVK: Actually the link from the German Ambassador said that it helped to dispel the appeasement, so I took out "drive the re-armament."
Dec
23
revised How influential was the Jewish Boycot Against Nazi Germany?
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Dec
23
comment What were the long-term effects of Reconstruction in the South?
@user1873: The term I used was "last parties." We're not talking about "average" southerners but the "die-hards," both literally and figuratively.
Dec
23
answered Why is such a large percentage of Jewish population worldwide in USA
Dec
23
comment What were the long-term effects of Reconstruction in the South?
@LennartRegebro: Actually, you found a better source than I did. I just used the Jim Crow Laws (linked in the revised answer) and "read between the lines."
Dec
23
comment How influential was the Jewish Boycot Against Nazi Germany?
@PieterGeerkens: I deleted the last sentence.
Dec
23
revised How influential was the Jewish Boycot Against Nazi Germany?
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Dec
23
comment What were the long-term effects of Reconstruction in the South?
@KeshavSrinivasan: My recollection is that in "Democracy in America," (published 1835), Alexis de Tocqueville predicted that the black-white problem wouldn't be solved for at least 150 years (to the 1980s). He was basically "on the money."
Dec
23
comment What were the long-term effects of Reconstruction in the South?
@LennartRegebro: I added a link to the so-called Jim Crow laws. You can read the summary, or similar sources, and decide for yourself whether Southern whites treated blacks almost like slaves. But that is the conclusion that I, (and most of my American teachers) came to.
Dec
23
comment What were the long-term effects of Reconstruction in the South?
@KeshavSrinivasan: In passing the so-called Jim Crow laws, google.com/… whites "cut off their noses to spite their faces." That is, they damaged their own economic prospects just to hold back the blacks.
Dec
23
revised What were the long-term effects of Reconstruction in the South?
added links
Dec
23
answered How influential was the Jewish Boycot Against Nazi Germany?
Dec
22
answered What were the long-term effects of Reconstruction in the South?
Dec
22
comment Did ancient miners have ways of predicting ore/stone deposits before the 19th century?
@AlexanderWinn: Questions have to be edited to fit the format of the site. My edit got you an answer (which you accepted). More to the point, I take his answer as an impliclit withdrawal of his close vote (I make a point of NOT answering and voting to close the same question)>
Dec
21
revised Post-war plan for Nazi Germany in Russia?
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Dec
21
comment Did ancient miners have ways of predicting ore/stone deposits before the 19th century?
@PieterGeerkens: "Closer," but maybe no cigar (yet).
Dec
21
comment Post-war plan for Nazi Germany in Russia?
@PieterGeerkens: The question was a simple one: "What did the Nazis SAY they wanted to do if they had their way?" And there are documents that answer the question of "said," which I have seen in history books. That is a totally different question from "What could they have done (realistically)?"
Dec
21
comment Did ancient miners have ways of predicting ore/stone deposits before the 19th century?
I took out the references to gemstones, and limited the time period to before the era of modern geology, both to narrow the question.