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Oct
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answered Why did Civil War officers tell their men to “aim low”?
Oct
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comment What is the basic structure of British Politics?
Don't forget that if a policy is too unpopular, or the whips ride too roughshod over MPs they can rebel - this has occurred in the past, and can bring down a government.
Oct
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answered Great Britain's role in Islamic Iran
Oct
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answered Was Antarctica a factor in the Falklands war?
Oct
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comment Why did Operation Market Garden go ahead when the allies knew German armor was in the area?
It means that any bolding, italics etc is inserted by Luke, not the original author.
Sep
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comment What is the origin of the English Ship Building Philosophy?
Apart from the cites issue which you note, you use a lot of jargon, presumably Marxist in origin, which you do not explain. This makes your answer much harder to interpret for the general reader.
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awarded  Critic
Sep
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answered When did aircraft carriers eclipse battleships as the “King of the seas”?
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answered Could the anti-Napoleonic forces have done better by uniting earlier before Waterloo?
Sep
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comment Did the Gallic army besieged in Alesia conduct itself well when expecting relief?
Added point - internal division. If those inside Alesia represented Vercingetorix's personal power base, and the relieving force were allies, he may have felt it necessary to keep his own force reasonably intact, lest he lose all influence amongst other Gauls in the aftermath of victory.
Sep
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awarded  Nice Answer
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answered Were there ever actual organizations of pirates?
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awarded  Supporter
Sep
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comment Why was Africa colonized last of the continents in the Age of Discovery?
To add to this brilliant answer, I would mention that Portugal had a lot less manpower to sink into militarily dominating territory than Spain did.
Sep
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answered Why is Spain's base timezone UTC+1?
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awarded  Revival
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answered Why is King Henry V regarded as such a great King?
Aug
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comment What Was the Legacy of the Diggers?
I have also got some sources courtesy of the guy who told me about ThereauJohn in the first place: thewildbeast.co.uk/wordpress/2006/07/29/… and there is by all accounts a lot on JSTOR if you have access to that (I don't). The rest is books which I can pass on if you like, message me!
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revised What Was the Legacy of the Diggers?
added ThereauJohn's birth name to ease searching for him.