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Apr
28
awarded  Necromancer
Apr
21
reviewed Close Why weren't Baden, Würtemberg and Bavaria independent states ever restored?
Apr
21
comment Why weren't Baden, Würtemberg and Bavaria independent states ever restored?
To sound a little acerbic: 1945 - 1871 = 74. I could have used 1949 (the end of the occupation zones) and nudged it closer to a century than a half century. Big number. And as you may have gathered that was somewhat a time of change, I don't buy the german question remaining the same in that time. Without that context I don't see the substance beyond multiple German states being neat.
Apr
16
accepted How successful were Einsatzkommando Tunis and how much was Rommel complicit?
Apr
11
awarded  Enlightened
Apr
11
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
5
comment Why hire Hessian troops?
I feel it's important to state that the American Revolution was a global war between the great powers of the time: France, Spain, Dutch Republic all stood opposed to Britian and there were multiple fronts outside of the thirteen colonies. This needs to be appreciated to understand the extent to which Britian was overstretched. I also think it important for answers to avoid the fiction that it was just up to the Americans to secure their liberty.
Feb
24
awarded  Nice Question
Feb
23
comment Did pirates really drink a lot of rum?
I see the question has been edited to one about the accuracy of the association between rum and the golden age of piracy. I think this is on topic now.
Feb
9
awarded  Custodian
Feb
9
reviewed Close Was the US's pre-emptive bombardment of Iwo Jima insufficient?
Feb
9
comment Was the US's pre-emptive bombardment of Iwo Jima insufficient?
This needs clarification. I'm not really sure what's being asked, and if the questions that are here can be objectively answered. This is interesting subject matter and the question shows research, so it would be especially nice if OP could hammer this into an in-scope question.
Feb
9
awarded  Custodian
Feb
9
reviewed Leave Closed How many Axis troops fought on D-Day?
Feb
9
comment How many Axis troops fought on D-Day?
I think in the questions current state it should be left closed. There may be an interesting angle on how the forces were deployed, or on the tooth to tail ratio of axis forces in Normandy. However, the question has not be edited in a way that suggests it after any other answer than the simple one (50,000 for d-day, 380,000 for the battle for Normandy: check wikipedia). This should remain closed.
Feb
9
comment Ted Nugent and draft dodging
snopes.com/politics/military/nugent.asp - may answer this later, just to tie up lose ends. Will be very inconclusive.
Jan
27
awarded  Enlightened
Jan
27
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
17
comment How long did belief in the Egyptian sun god Ra last?
Get a room you two :D
Jan
13
comment Why did Great Britain switch alliances to France?
The balance of power argument: Yes Minister (video).