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Apr
23
comment Has there ever been an attempted military takeover of a democracy in the western world?
You could also start with looking at this wikipedia page: List of revolutions and rebellions. Which is an incomplete, but still quite large, list of what you are interested in. Other good links are the ones given by RI Swamp Yankee.
Apr
21
comment Can we classify holocaust as Hitler's war time strategic mistake?
So by the time the Holocaust got into full swing the Nazis were facing inevitable defeat? I'm not sure that's completely true as the gassings at Auschwitz had already begun before the battle of Stalingrad.
Apr
21
answered Can we classify holocaust as Hitler's war time strategic mistake?
Apr
21
comment Can we classify holocaust as Hitler's war time strategic mistake?
@bhau It would be best to focus this question to avoid assessment of Hitler's other "war time strategic mistakes" and ask specifically about the effect of the holocaust on the German war effort. This makes it far more answerable. That answer would help in comparing it to other decisions like the invasion of the USSR, which is a huge subjective question of vast scope.
Apr
21
comment Gazan attitudes to Egyptian rule 1948-1967
The PLO is like a government. It's always been a coalition of Palestinian parties, before 1967 it was dominated by the ANM and after by Fatah.
Apr
20
comment Gazan attitudes to Egyptian rule 1948-1967
I also understand the Arab Nationalist Movement was the dominant party in Palestine before the Six Day War when it lost ground to Fatah. This party was also a fan "Pan-Arabism" and apparently close to Nasserist factions. To conclude my guess (emphasis on guess) is Gazans were quite pro-Egypt.
Apr
20
comment Gazan attitudes to Egyptian rule 1948-1967
The PLO during the period (formed 1964) in question supported the Egyptian version of 'Pan-Arabism'. Here's a link to their original charter (The agenda of the website is not important here). So the PLO were in bed with Egypt, so a useful question would be: were the PLO popular in Gaza before the Six Day War?
Apr
20
comment What was the significance of changing the name of “Persia” to “Iran”?
Welcome to stack exchange. I see you've posted two similar answers. You can always improve existing answers by clicking the edit button below the answer text.
Apr
19
comment Gazan attitudes to Egyptian rule 1948-1967
I'll see what more I can get on the Palestinian Legislative Council Period later, I imagine it would be a similar situation. Shame no-ones got anything on the main question, it's a good one.
Apr
19
answered Gazan attitudes to Egyptian rule 1948-1967
Apr
19
comment Why did the scutum fall out of use?
@jwenting I believe it's Marian reforms you're referencing. Good point about mass production. I would be fascinated if anyone knows more about the Constitutio-Antoniniana/ polybian and marian periods who could clarify (or debunk) this proposed link between changes in army organisation and changes in equipment.
Apr
19
comment Why was China not colonized by any country?
Yes. I don't think the whole "defence in depth" advantages are possible without both size (and 'hiding places') and sense of nationhood. Otherwise a country may be taken piecemeal.
Apr
19
answered Why was China not colonized by any country?
Apr
18
answered Why did the scutum fall out of use?
Apr
16
answered Does Japan have the right to have its own army or navy?
Apr
14
comment Most fought over piece of land?
Well it's name, Verdun, does mean "Strong fort". Look at the history section.
Apr
13
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Apr
13
comment Most fought over piece of land?
I thought about Stalingrad and also the Siege of Leningrad, which both cost more lives and were probably as concentrated. In fact, I almost went for these and considered the Brusilov Offensive, however given that the questioner was quite keen about the length of fighting, I though I'd do Verdun.
Apr
13
answered Most fought over piece of land?
Apr
10
comment State boundaries in mountainous regions
3) Italian Swiss areas, like Ticino, are the result of Swiss military adventures across the mountains. Tiscino switched hands constantly and even saw rebellions against the Swiss, for example at Val Leventina in 1755. link The Italian Swiss areas are not integrally the homeland of the Swiss nation ethnically or historically.