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Apr
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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
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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
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answered Why was China not colonized by any country?
Apr
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answered Why did the scutum fall out of use?
Apr
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answered Does Japan have the legal right to have its own army or navy?
Apr
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comment Most fought over piece of land?
Well it's name, Verdun, does mean "Strong fort". Look at the history section.
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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.
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answered Most fought over piece of land?
Apr
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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.
Apr
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comment State boundaries in mountainous regions
Fair critism, I'll do my best to respond 1) Not important 2) It's not about height, it's about accessibility. There are river valleys reaching into this central mountainous region (south of the high peaks) from the north, but not from the south. These valleys can be seen to be already falling into the control of the northern houses in the map provided.
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Apr
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comment Which is the oldest language in the World?
Hebrew seems to be an examples of a resurrected language. Perhaps this is oldest in the sense that it is largely unchanged.
Apr
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comment Which is the oldest language in the World?
Written or spoken?