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Apr
7
comment Why didn't Britain's nuclear weapons deter Argentina from invading the Falklands?
@jwenting: See the second paragraph of my answer.
Feb
24
comment Was there a constitutional mechanism to overturn the election of Adolf Hitler?
Sorry, your starting point is wrong. Communists emerged in Germany in 1918/1919 and were promptly crushed by pre-fascist groups (Freikorps etc.). Those pre-fascist groups were not a reaction to the communists. There would have been fascism without comunism.
Feb
21
comment Was there a constitutional mechanism to overturn the election of Adolf Hitler?
Sorry, but mentioning Obama in an answer on Hitler just doesn't fly. Also, by 1934 (when Hindenburg died and Hitler became President) the only party allowed was the NSDAP.
Dec
22
comment What was the typical range of travel of a Pennsylvanian resident for everyday life in the late 18th early 19th Century Pennsylvania?
You're asking about white males or residents of all colours and genders?
Oct
25
comment Communist resistance groups in the Nazi German military
Do you have any sources for your claim in the first para?
Sep
15
comment What do citizens of countries that partition do about new anthems?
For Germany see Wikipedia: West Germany wanted no change.
Aug
12
comment How did the US/South Vietnam lose the Vietnam war?
@DVK: The Phoenix program killed between 26,000 and 41,000 people. A great way to win the hearts of the people. :-(
May
26
comment What was the most recent country to be conquered and dissapear
@fdb: The SU did not permit anything in the GDR after 1989-11-09 - they simply let the people decide their own fate and could not have stopped them even if it wanted to.
Mar
6
comment What currently existing IT companies collaborated with Nazi Germany or Fascist Italy?
The number of "IT companies" existing at 1945-05-08 is rather small, and IBM is probably the only one of them currently existing.
Feb
26
comment What effect did awareness of devastating bombing at home have on the fighting spirit of German troops on the Eastern front?
Required reading: The End: Germany, 1944-45, by Ian Kershaw
Jan
28
comment How did Saudi Arabia become and remain strongly Wahhabi?
See What is wahabism?
Dec
22
comment Post-war plan for Nazi Germany in Russia?
Yes, these records exist. Sorry, but did you check Wikipedia?
Dec
9
comment What were the reasons for the Renaissance / scientific revolution in Europe?
@JimThio: But it was much slower: "European printing presses of around 1600 were capable of producing 3,600 impressions per workday. By comparison, movable type printing in the Far East, which did not know presses and was solely done by manually rubbing the back of the paper to the page, did not exceed an output of forty pages per day."
Jul
25
comment Was “Golden Pheasant” used pejoratively in Nazi Germany?
@EugeneSeidel: Please edit the answer. :-)
Jul
22
comment Was “Golden Pheasant” used pejoratively in Nazi Germany?
@FelixGoldberg: Done with the help of Google translate.
Jul
6
comment Why was the 1944 surrender of 20,000 Germans on the Western Front remarkable?
Btw: He surrendered to the 83rd division, not the 99th.
May
27
comment Are submarine launched ballistic missiles still inaccurate?
GPS was developed to increase the position correctness of SLBM platforms.
Apr
17
comment What scholarly positions exist evaluating Thatcher's competence and the desirability of her government's policies?
@SamuelRussell: Both give a lot of sources.
Apr
15
comment What scholarly positions exist evaluating Thatcher's competence and the desirability of her government's policies?
The Shock Doctrine has a chapter on Thatcher. And I'm sure Noam Chomsky has written about her. Scholary enough?
Jan
14
comment What are the safeguards in the German constitution of 1949 against dictatorship?
@FelixGoldberg: Bad Aibling was in effect US territory: AFAIK even members of the German parliament were barred from entry in the 1980s. And there was still the Alliiertes Vorbehaltsrecht: Germany was not sovereign on it's own unification.