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Mar
21
comment Was Hitler hostile to anglo-saxons before he became hostile to Jews?
Thx & welcome to the site BTW.
Mar
21
comment Was Hitler hostile to anglo-saxons before he became hostile to Jews?
Did you see my link re (contemporary meanings) of anglo-saxon?
Mar
21
comment Why only in the last few hundred year has science and technology progressed like it has
Imagine a future historian (or shall I say geek :) asking an analogous question on SE.H (still beta? :) say in a millennium from now when a lot of further technological progress may have occurred: would it be any different? If not, the fact that there is growth and progress may be your (and her) sufficient answer.
Mar
20
comment Did the Tamil People discover that the earth was round 2000 years ago?
related: History of scientific regression
Mar
20
comment Why is called Spanish-American War instead of Spanish-Cuban-American War?
Why not put this information (plus your sources) into the question? I guess naming wars is not a science, but an art :) Are you saying that it is referred to as Spanish-Cuban-American War in Cuba? Now that would not seem to be be all that surprising. On the other hand: "History is written by the victors." (Churchill)
Mar
19
comment Why was France granted an equal status among victors of World War II?
Hmm .. could be that is a fictional explanation only. For one thing, the U.S. kept lots of troops in Western Germany during the cold war.
Mar
18
comment Why does the United States keep using “old” date representations and imperial system, while being in the minority?
It's fairly common to refer to laptop screen sizes in "old" US units also elsewhere, presumably for reasons of convenience similar to the ones you cite.
Mar
17
comment Cuban medical internationalism
@EmilioGort just a reference to the fact that Ernesto "Che" Guevara was a trained physician (nothing serious -- notice the smiley)
Mar
16
comment Was Hitler hostile to anglo-saxons before he became hostile to Jews?
+1 I'll change anglo-americanism into anglo-saxons (as in peoples descended or associated in some way with the English ethnic group), which is perhaps the better term (not a native speaker); a lot depends on the interpretation of "broke through" which is why I'd like to learn more about the reviewed article
Mar
14
comment Why did modern “Romania” remain the most “Roman” part of the Balkans?
Notice that the Danube was oftentimes the northern limes of the Roman empire; present-day Romania and Bulgaria: north and south of Danube respectively.
Mar
13
comment Why did modern “Romania” remain the most “Roman” part of the Balkans?
Hmm, in this map the Imperium Romaniae does not seem to overlap with present-day Romania.
Mar
10
comment Nazism and Jewish persecution awareness during the WW2 years
Alright, that sounds quite sane :) I'll reread your answer a bit later and will perhaps recast my vote. And welcome to the site too ...
Mar
10
comment Nazism and Jewish persecution awareness during the WW2 years
I downvoted a couple of responses (you can check my stats: it's not normally my habit), because IMHO this discussion is running wild with lots of contradictory anecdotes and snapshots. I've also voted to close the question, it just seems so poisonous. (No, I don't have an agenda but yes, I could be biased -- just one vote, after all.) Hope you can understand.
Mar
10
comment Nazism and Jewish persecution awareness during the WW2 years
typo: it's "Edward Snowden" (i.e. with "e" instead of "a" as in "rant" :)
Mar
10
comment Nazism and Jewish persecution awareness during the WW2 years
How long until somebody quotes Daniel Goldhagen ... ? (How long until we can expect a book by him explaining what forces history have prevented him from getting tenure at Harvard ... ) It's as sad subject and very poisonous.
Mar
10
comment Did any other countries try to breed a race out like what happened in Australia?
@jwenting I agree (hint: rhetorical question).
Mar
9
comment What is the equivalent in France of the “Victorian era”?
Yep, I think on substance (apart from irony) you have a point.
Mar
9
comment What is the equivalent in France of the “Victorian era”?
Calvinism as in the French theologian John Calvin? :)
Mar
9
comment Nazism and Jewish persecution awareness during the WW2 years
Possible starting point: ask yourself how you might have behaved under the circumstances. You don't have to tell us, but be honest to yourself.
Mar
9
comment Nazism and Jewish persecution awareness during the WW2 years
related: Milgram experiment