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I am interested in all kinds of history: old-fashioned political and military, social, economic, and last but not least at all - the history of ideas.

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comment What responsibility did Golda Meir have for the Yom Kippur war?
I added some tags, hope you don't mind.
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revised What responsibility did Golda Meir have for the Yom Kippur war?
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comment How did the Germans get homes again after WWII?
I was under the impression that most Germans did not lose their homes (not all cities were bombed, not all parts of the cities that were bombed were targeted, and given WWII precision and efficiency, not all bombs hit anything). Do you have information that indicates otherwise?
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comment Was Alexander the Great ever an emperor?
Emperor, not Imperator.
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comment Was Alexander the Great ever an emperor?
Sorry, -1. OP did not ask about Imperator. He asked about an appropriate equivalent of 大帝. Presumably, he knows his chronology well enough to not consider Imperator a possible option (I know that you do!).
Dec
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revised Is there any information about Soshandukht or her father?
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revised Did anyone in ancient times want to abolish slavery?
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comment Why did the French insist on reclaiming Indo-China after WWII?
@KennyLJ Good point - the British really did put less effort into it, in a sense. Perhaps because they won the war, they felt less need to compensate than the other powers. But there were military efforts nevertheless: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malayan_Emergency and en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mau_Mau_Uprising
Dec
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comment How historically accurate was the movie “Charlie Wilson's War”?
Okay, I upvoted now (but it'd be better to have a source too).
Dec
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comment How historically accurate was the movie “Charlie Wilson's War”?
Sorry, -1 for now. Please expand the answer and I will be happy to reverse my vote.
Dec
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revised Forms of address of Roman Magistrates under Constantinus
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comment Forms of address of Roman Magistrates under Constantinus
Welcome to the site. Nice question.
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answered Forms of address of Roman Magistrates under Constantinus
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comment How did people distinguish slaves from free people in Ancient Rome?
But a free man would not need a passport, would he?
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comment How did people distinguish slaves from free people in Ancient Rome?
Very good answer! I am a bit puzzled by two points: (a) How do you know about the toga/tunic distinction in Plautus? Is it in stage directions or somehow worked into the main text of the plays or what? (b) The statement that the highways were owned by the state does not seem right to me. What is the basis for it? Thanks!
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comment How did people distinguish slaves from free people in Ancient Rome?
Welcome and +1.