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Jun
18
revised Napoleon's chances of being caught after Waterloo, high or low?
fixed typo
Jun
18
reviewed Reviewed Why didn't Japanese infantrymen and samurai use shields?
Jun
18
reviewed Reviewed Why didn't Japanese infantrymen and samurai use shields?
Jun
17
comment When were the most recent Amendments to the boundaries of Boston Ward 3?
You're right - that link was well and truly munged. Fixed now.
Jun
17
revised When were the most recent Amendments to the boundaries of Boston Ward 3?
Boy that link was broken.
Jun
17
revised What's the story behind this photo of hikers who brought white plague cure to President Wilson?
edited title
Jun
17
comment Did the Germans purposefully arrange to send Lenin to Russia to start a revolution?
Is there any doubt that the Germans sent Lenin to Russia? Perhaps I misunderstand the question.
Jun
17
reviewed Approve Did the Germans purposefully arrange to send Lenin to Russia to start a revolution?
Jun
16
comment What is the history of zirah bagtar armor used in India?
Is "Ottoman Empire" the right tag?
Jun
16
revised What is the history of zirah bagtar armor used in India?
minor spelling & grammar corrections - I added bullets because I had trouble telling where one hypothesis ended and the next began.
Jun
16
reviewed Approve What are the safeguards in the German constitution of 1949 against dictatorship?
Jun
16
reviewed No Action Needed Is chain mail expensive?
Jun
16
comment Why are most late medieval fencing manuals German?
Well reasoned; if it included sources/citations, I would upvote.
Jun
16
comment How many lives were estimated to have been saved by the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs?
I don't think it is possible to improve on T.E.D's answer. That answer provides estimates for casualties and basis' for those estimates; that answers OP's question. Political discussion based on varying assumptions is probably out of scope for this forum. If there is a new estimate based on a sound methodology that has been peer reviewed, it would supplement T.E.D's answer, but apart from that, I think the question is answered.
Jun
16
reviewed Approve How many lives were estimated to have been saved by the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs?
Jun
16
comment What was Poland's involvement in Vietnam War?
H:SE discourages requests for references (unless they are canonical references as described in meta). We also discourage open ended requests, since every answer is equal to every other, and they risk digressing into discussion or even political speech. The question in the title is probably good; the question in the body is suspect, and may get closed. OP may wish to revise the question to align the title with the body and get the desired answers.This particular question may be worth discussing in meta since it seems different from many of the other requests for reference.
Jun
16
revised What was Poland's involvement in Vietnam War?
Clarified first link
Jun
15
comment Did any armies systemically favor axes/hammers over swords?
National Geographic's Fight Science studied the problem and came to the conclusion that the sword is the ideal weapon. On the other hand I'm told that at the height of plate mail, maces and hammers were preferred since you could inflict a casualty (broken bone) without piercing the armor. That might be a productive line to investigate.
Jun
15
comment Did any armies systemically favor axes/hammers over swords?
Excellent catch - I wanted to make explicit the reference to the francisca - on the other hand, the francisca seems to supplement the sword rather than replacing it.
Jun
15
comment Did any armies systemically favor axes/hammers over swords?
That is precisely why I entered it as a comment rather than an answer - I haven't done enough research to make a positive assertion rather than simple memory. I suspect you'll find specific units that preferred the weapons.