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Apr
10
comment Is Benedict XVI the first pope emeritus?
Please read How to Ask with an emphasis on the third bullet under what not to ask. It might also help to read this. Questions that dispute an assertion with no research should be out of scope for H:SE. If you have a reasons to doubt the assertion, please provide it. If you want to discuss the term, please use a discussion forum.
Apr
10
reviewed No Action Needed When and why did single deity religions become more popular than multi deity religions?
Apr
10
comment What is the most noteworthy defection of a member of the Nazi party to the Allies during WWII?
I did not mean to make @Semaphore the locus of blame; I actually meant to take the blame on myself. Semaphore's solution (community wiki) is superior to my suggestion. (the blame is mine, all mine and I wont' share it with either OP or Semaphore). OP was well intentioned; semaphore was well intentioned and correct.
Apr
10
comment What is the most noteworthy defection of a member of the Nazi party to the Allies during WWII?
OP revised to "most noteworthy" at my advice; blame falls to me, not OP. @Semaphore 's solution may be superior.
Apr
10
reviewed Leave Open What is the most noteworthy defection of a member of the Nazi party to the Allies during WWII?
Apr
10
comment What is the most noteworthy defection of a member of the Nazi party to the Allies during WWII?
Interesting; this is a list question which makes it difficult to answer conclusively. There are imprecise words that are likely to drive discussion rather than answers ("many", "especially", "noteworthy", "persecuted"). There are also words that are associated with questions invite discussion over scholarship ("I'd imagine"). Having said all that, I'm not sure I perceive this as too broad. OP is new to the forum; is there a way that we can offer guidance to revise this question to be stronger? Would "What is the most noteworthy defection of a Nazi to the Allies during WWII?" be stronger?
Apr
10
reviewed Leave Open What was American anti-tank doctrine during WWII on paper, and how did it differ from in practice?
Apr
9
revised What were the coat of arms / flags of Lotharingia?
spelling, capitalization
Apr
9
comment Why Canada failed to emerge as a Great Power like UK or France?
Factually incorrect. U.S. did attempt to seize Canada, and Canada is far more significant than a refuge for loyalists. Canada has been independent since 1876. Could you flesh out your arguments with supporting research so that I can understand it better?
Apr
9
reviewed Approve When were public tariffs and taxes for water supply introduced for the first time?
Apr
8
comment When were public tariffs and taxes for water supply introduced for the first time?
I believe that there were functional tariffs on water supply in ancient Mesopotamia and China. They may have been paid in labor rather than coin, but maintenance of public irrigation was an obligation to the state.
Apr
8
comment What did Central America export in the early 20th century other than coffee and bananas?
The assumption that countries would be unwilling to purchase products that are classified as luxury products is... questionable. Individuals purchase luxury products because they want them. People consume coffee whether the price is high or low and whether coffee is classified as a luxury or not.
Apr
7
reviewed Approve Why was Germany held accountable for WW1?
Apr
7
reviewed Leave Open How voluntary was Sati during the Mughal era?
Apr
7
reviewed Leave Open Why are the USA and Canada's states border so straight?
Apr
7
reviewed Leave Open When was the last book containing a table of logarithms was published?
Apr
7
reviewed Leave Open What did Central America export in the early 20th century other than coffee and bananas?
Apr
7
reviewed No Action Needed When was the last book containing a table of logarithms was published?
Apr
7
comment How would a 16-17th Century European Rapier have been made?
While I'm not immune to the misgivings, I think that living history has a place in historical research. I'd love it if we could find a way to fit this within our purview. The question should be answerable, measurable, of general utility, and enduring; the question must be adjusted to encourage those types of answers.
Apr
7
comment Why are the USA and Canada's states border so straight?
The borders align with latitude.