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Apr
24
comment Did people have better nutrition before agriculture?
Its a minor thing, but I've never heard anything from people supporting Atkins that grains are evil.
Apr
23
answered Why didn’t Britain use its vast navy to get past trench warfare?
Mar
6
answered What advantages have motorized infantry enjoyed over standard infantry besides speed?
Mar
4
answered Which nations have armed prisoners and sent them to war?
Mar
1
comment Who really put to flight American hostages in America's embassy in Tehran in 1979?
@user37324 the CIA and Canadians cooperated together, any arguments about one or the other being more important is propaganda.
Feb
25
answered Past US invovlement in Iran and Iraq
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