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comment How and why did trade unions in America become influenced by organised crime, but unions in Britain didn't?
I think as a general rule whenever a categorical statement is made in a newspaper, the speaker has bias. That is true both in contemporary politics and in history.
10h
comment Origin of the Subdivisons of Hell/Heaven
I don't think that historical sources and methods will help to solve this .
12h
comment How can I understand this anecdote from “Letters of Obscure Men”?
I think that OP has failed to clearly ask a question; what is it that OP wants to know. I think OP wants help in interpreting the context of the referenced anecdote; that is very much part of the study of history. What is being satirized here? the use of accents? the appeal to authority? Are the individuals real? Are they important to the satire? Please help OP to understand the satire.
16h
comment Why did monarchy become common practice after the fall of Rome?
I think this question should be re-opened; this is within the remit of history as commonly practiced. There are flaws in the question (like the notion that Greece abandoned Democracy and Rome abandoned Republicanism, and Monarchy was never what it seemed to be), but I think one of the key competencies of H:SE is addressing questions where OP misunderstands key concepts that prevents them from effectively researching the question.
16h
comment When did the practice of formally “declaring war” cease and why?
Please present evidence that this practice has stopped; otherwise this is a "when did you stop beating your wife" question.
2d
comment How and why did trade unions in America become influenced by organised crime, but unions in Britain didn't?
I think you have an interesting hypothesis. I think you undervalue the class distinctions. I also wonder how much crime in England is organized and what the organizing principle is,
Jul
2
comment Why did the Soviet Union close its borders and restrict travel abroad?
This seems to digress into the field of conspiracy theory.
Jul
2
comment Are there any examples of soldiers faking their death a combat before the modern era?
An ordinary soldier can't fake his death "to avoid losing a battle" - an ordinary soldier doesn't "lose a battle". I am confident that someone can find evidence of someone faking their death in order to desert - somewhat difficult to document because people tend not to record evidence of crimes that bear the death penalty, but I'm sure someone can find one.
Jul
1
comment What was the final result for France after the Napoleonic wars?
that is a better question.
Jun
30
comment What was the general attitude of people in states without anti-miscegenation laws toward interracial marriage?
I love answers with statistics and graphics. Well done.
Jun
30
comment Good books on al-Andalus (Iberic Peninsula) history?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because requests for references are out of scope for H:SE. See discussion on Meta.history.stackexchange.com
Jun
29
comment Is Yam also known as Nubia?
Source? Where did this come from?
Jun
29
comment Good books on al-Andalus (Iberic Peninsula) history?
Requests for reference are out of scope, unless they are requests for canonical resources. Are there canonical references on Linguistic or musical evolution?
Jun
29
comment Why and how were east Brandenburg, Pomerania and Silesia taken away from Germany after WW2?
I think that it is inappropriate to make jocular references to the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Not everyone is aware that the book is offensive, nor that it has been used to justify reprehensible behavior.
Jun
29
comment Why and how were east Brandenburg, Pomerania and Silesia taken away from Germany after WW2?
Please provide references/citations when you accuse people of criminal behavior (ethnic cleansing). This is just a block of opinion.
Jun
29
comment American Indian culture
@Charlene, if your teacher assigned you a big packet on American Indian history, then I think that teacher ought to go do the research. No legitimate instructor should refer to "American Indian culture".
Jun
29
comment Why was Germany unified in Versailles not Berlin?
Years since I researched this, but my recollection is that Kaiser WIlhelm was proclaimed Emperor of the Germans after he won enough victories. He happened to be in France at the time, after concluding the conquest of Elsass-Luringen. The ceremony wasn't to honor the Prussian King; the ceremony was to recognize that he had completed his goal of becoming Emperor of the Germans; the only thing required for that is the Emperor of the Germans.
Jun
29
comment American Indian culture
@CGCampbell It would be misleading to say "they had buffalo", because the Northeast and Northwest and Southeast never saw buffalo. I'm not current on the accuracy of "plenty of food", but the last time I studied the topic, we believed that the population was constrained by food supply (& technology). One can speak of "European" culture and discuss similarities between Lithuanians and Portuguese, Turks and Scots, but I think it is misleading.
Jun
28
comment American Indian culture
There is no unified American Indian Culture. There are hundreds of different American Indian Nations, each with their own culture; each culture will also change over time? Are you talking today? 1700? 1400? Southwest? Northeasts? Plains? Woodlands? Swamps? Agricultural? hunter gatherer? If you want to ace the school project, I'd start with one culture - for example the Cahokia
Jun
28
comment Why was the the sack of cities acceptable?
I'm not sure that the question has any meaning. Why is any custom or norm acceptable? Different people and different times have different cultures; each culture finds its own customs acceptable, and finds the customs of other cultures alien. Sacking & pillage was normal through most of human history.