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Jun
23
revised Why did Stalin deem Quantum Mechanics 'counter-revolutionary'?
Fixed spelling error.
Jun
23
reviewed Approve Why did Stalin keep the famine of 1932 a secret?
Jun
23
reviewed Leave Open Why did Stalin keep the famine of 1932 a secret?
Jun
23
comment Why did Stalin keep the famine of 1932 a secret?
As usual, Mr. Durden conceals a germ of truth in an attempt at wit. How could the worker's paradise experience famine. Who would have the courage to suggest that anything in Stalin's empire had any imperfection? How long would such a person have lived? Stalin's Soviet Union was perfect in any way, because any imperfection would have reflected badly on Stalin, and the first law of the universe was that no one criticized Stalin and lived.
Jun
22
reviewed Reopen Did Japan make a contribution to World War II way out of proportion to its estimated relative GDP?
Jun
22
comment Did Japan make a contribution to World War II way out of proportion to its estimated relative GDP?
I think this is a good question; let's look at how to refine it. (if only we could use tables). 1) convert GDP to PPP or possibly to a per-capita measure. 2) define "contribution". 2a) Qualitatively, did Japan punch above its weight class? 2b) Qualitatively did Japan outperform Italy? 3) If yes, then how do we quantify & compare contribution to the war? Output of war material? Casualties? 4) Can we measure how much it cost the allies to defeat Italy vice the cost to defeat Japan?
Jun
22
reviewed Close Did Japan make a contribution to World War II way out of proportion to its estimated relative GDP?
Jun
21
reviewed Reject Why is Dravidian history ignored?
Jun
21
reviewed Approve Why is Dravidian history ignored?
Jun
21
reviewed Leave Open Did John F. Kennedy know about his judicial nominee's racism?
Jun
20
reviewed Looks OK Painting of a French man in a red jacket around 1850, who is this man?
Jun
20
reviewed Leave Open Painting of a French man in a red jacket around 1850, who is this man?
Jun
20
comment Why did the British “Indian” army come disproportionately from particular regions?
Why are there scare quotes around the word Indian?
Jun
20
reviewed No Action Needed Painting of a French man in a red jacket around 1850, who is this man?
Jun
20
reviewed Leave Closed Are Russians descended from Varangian Vikings?
Jun
20
reviewed No Action Needed When penicillin was initially introduced, was it effective against all gram positives?
Jun
19
reviewed Leave Open How well did Lenin and Hitler knew each other? Were they some sort of friends?
Jun
19
comment How well did Lenin and Hitler knew each other? Were they some sort of friends?
could you reference the picture somehow? Could you provide citations for any of the references you consulted? Much easier to judge the veracity of a reference if you can... consult the reference.
Jun
18
comment Why didn't Japanese infantrymen and samurai use shields?
The edit diminishes the value of the answer. It is not legitimate to conclude anything about historical technical skills based on an observation of contemporary technical skills. Formal citations and dates would improve the answer and permit the student to understand the conflicting opinions.
Jun
18
revised Are Russians descended from Varangian Vikings?
edited body; edited title