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Mar
24
revised How many illegal aliens were deported under “Operation Wetback”?
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Mar
24
answered How many illegal aliens were deported under “Operation Wetback”?
Mar
24
comment Why did the British control Hong Kong over 99 years?
ha! "as a sign of appreciation". You might be interested in this: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unequal_treaty
Mar
24
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What were the reasons for the Renaissance / scientific revolution in Europe?
Mar
24
revised What was the practical reason for East Germany to reunify with West Germany?
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Mar
24
answered What was the practical reason for East Germany to reunify with West Germany?
Mar
23
comment Were there any battles in Continental Europe that were decided by “peasants with pitchforks?”
So when did very badly equipped leviess prove decisive? I know when peasants on their own defeated a military force, the Knights Hospitallers, but I can't find the numbers: Siege of Freiburg im Breisgau.
Mar
22
comment Why did Alexander found or rename a number of places after himself?
I'm not sure we can probe very far into the inner working of his mind. But I don't think it's a stretch to say, considering all he achieved, that he was a bit mad.
Mar
22
comment What advantages have motorized infantry enjoyed over standard infantry besides speed?
Just want to head of some confusion. Motorised Infantry have access to vehicles for mobility between fights. Army trucks have traditionally filled this role but more armoured vehicles like Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicle are used nowadays for better protection (with ieds in mind). Mechanized infantry are the guys with the APCs and IFVs, that use the vehicles aggressively and maintain mobility sometimes under fire.
Mar
22
comment Number of bullets used in WW2
this could do the trick for soviet production (p104). But figures need interpreting, and perhaps more data is needed, to get to this back to the question.
Mar
22
comment Number of bullets used in WW2
If you ignore Soviet production is about the biggest IF I've ever seen. They had far and away the biggest war and maintained a significant GDP throughout. Great answer, potentially terrible guess.
Mar
22
comment Which came first: polytheism or monotheism?
@jwenting well quite. Specific someone else has to, not me though, I will follow with interest but it's not my area.
Mar
22
comment Which came first: polytheism or monotheism?
@jwenting He's talking about true in the religious sense. The evolving nature of religions is a challenge to faith, and the solution he suggests is to say that despite this evolution the current state of a religion has always been true and we've just got there. "The past is a foreign [religion]: they do things [wrong] there". I don't see why we're bothering, that a question is perceived as posing challenges to the faithful doesn't take it out of scope.
Mar
21
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What was normal attire for Hindu kings in the 15th century?
Mar
20
revised How was the dynamics of a naval battle in the 17th century?
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Mar
20
answered How was the dynamics of a naval battle in the 17th century?
Mar
19
comment When were swords last used in European warfare?
@RISwampYankee The answer commented on bayonets so I felt compelled to add. I agree with your points though.
Mar
19
comment What was the death toll of non-Americans in the Vietnam War?
documents like these: soc.washington.edu/users/brines/vietcasualties.pdf
Mar
19
answered Historical use of alcohol as a source of clean water
Mar
19
answered St. George's Monastery in the West Bank