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Feb
5
comment Are these remarks by Napoleon on Jesus genuine?
While this would fit on skeptics, questions of the form did X say this generally aren't that great of a question due to it being nearly impossible to conclusively prove a yes or no, especially when the people in question are dead.
Feb
5
comment Why did the Dutch, French & British acquire minor colonies in South America?
@MartyVal not really, those wars were fought over very small amounts of land that were strategically valuable to Britain
Feb
4
answered Why did the Dutch, French & British acquire minor colonies in South America?
Feb
1
comment in what form did William the Conqueror write the date of his own coronation?
I doubt there would have been much ambiguity for those alive at the time as to which December 25th people were referring to, especially given the larger context of what the date is referring to.
Jan
31
comment Have there been gay riots in the US?
more details about the riots themselves and less about how the times and huffington post are great sources and how to find them would make this a much better answer
Jan
29
answered Why was the massive Human Wave attack used in WWI?
Jan
23
comment Did the Soviet Union know when DEFCON levels changed?
@FelixGoldberg after a quick glance at Wikipedia's description of differences a 5 to 4 would probably have been unnoticed (and many places were always at 4), but others definitely would have noticed the difference between other levels especially the USSR
Jan
23
comment Did the Soviet Union know when DEFCON levels changed?
I imagine if their spies were unable to tell them the exact state that they would notice the increased activity, or be able to make a pretty good guess as it would have been their actions causing those responses.
Jan
15
comment Was the Napoleonic era cavalry armour effective against firearms?
@kubanczyk i don't think you really understand ballistics
Jan
14
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Jan
14
comment Which recent revolutions resulted in a major redistribution of wealth from the rich to the poor?
no revolution has ever actually intended to redistribute wealth to the poor, they want to redistribute wealth to a different select few.
Jan
14
answered Was the Napoleonic era cavalry armour effective against firearms?
Jan
14
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Jan
14
comment Was the Athenian generals' trial after Arginusae a political one?
general is as much a political position as a tactical one
Jan
8
comment What is the historicity of the film “Revolution.com - USA: The Conquest of the East”?
its practically a prerequisite for a super power to have people dedicated to covertly manipulating the governments of lesser states to be more friendly to them, the dishonest part would be anything suggesting that this practice was unique to the U.S.
Jan
4
comment Why is Thailand considered an Axis power in WWII?
@FelixGoldberg that's just standard French spin to prevent admitting defeat... again...
Jan
4
comment Historical examples of significant no man's lands between states in perpetual conflict
do you realize how big 10000 km squared really is? That is a huge area.
Dec
20
awarded  Quorum
Dec
19
answered Who is responsible for the partition of Palestine?
Dec
14
comment Why are the democracies of France, Israel and India rated “Flawed Democracies”?
this is more of an anti US tirade rather than anything like an answer