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comment Magic armies examples in history?
I find it likely that through much of history, in the mind of an individual fighter, praying and doing rituals where as relevant and important as other battle preparations. It is a very modern thinking that puts stuff that does not evidently work into boxes labeled "religion" (acceptable) and "magic" (superstition).
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revised Why was a convicted Nazi war criminal buried with military honours?
put the last paragraph back in.
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answered Did Farmers Survive Communist Famines?
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answered Why couldn't Germans and Finns capture Leningrad?
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comment Who developed the Nazi psychology techniques?
With sources at hand I'd make this an answer: Those techniques were made up by those giving the orders locally. Hitler gave broad directives to his subordinates and let them figure out the execution. They would employ whatever they thought would make the mass murder easier. There's no single insitution that thought out these 'tricks', but surely officers will have looked to each other for ideas. Note that your question is very broad and covers acts by vastly different institutions.
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comment Why was Hitler friendly toward Arabs given that they are Semitic too?
yes to @congusbongus and you might want reserch and describe how exactly this 'friendlyness' looked like to further improve the question.
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comment Is the “youth bulge” hypothesis an evident explanation for imperialistic/rebellious historic movements and genocides?
pdf.usaid.gov/pdf_docs/pnadt635.pdf YOUTH BULGES AND CONFLICT this one?
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comment Is the “youth bulge” hypothesis an evident explanation for imperialistic/rebellious historic movements and genocides?
the link is broken, can you give the full name of th report and maybe a new link?
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comment How did the European and international left react to the Cafe War?
@UriZarfaty Good question. The articles linekd describe them as communist. If the left thought of them as communist should be relevant for the question.
Oct
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comment 3rd party (foreign nationality) forces active in Iran-Iraq war?
FWIW I think there is a valid question, but you could supply some more information from the documentations (there's an edit buttoin under the question): Where there (supposedly) only foreign troops on Iraqs side? Where they mercenaries? What role? Did Iran make some of them POW? On this site, it is generally expected that you do your own research, and ask questions when you get stuck.
Oct
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comment Rwanda: Tutsis passing themselves as Hutus during the genocide
I don't think this is a bad question, but I think a broader understanding on how the killers found their victims would be needed (and this is likely to vary in time and from place to place).
Oct
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comment Rwanda: Tutsis passing themselves as Hutus during the genocide
Apparantly, at least in parts the assumed ethnicity played little role " For example, one community in the northwest lost 5% of its population despite the fact that only a single Tutsi lived there." rationalwiki.org/wiki/Rwandan_Genocide#Malthusian_element
Oct
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comment What was the fate of most SS members after World War II?
you write " just a second military unit", it seems beside the point to emphasize the aryan bit when other things are more relevent, fair enough on your last point.
Oct
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comment Was Lenin's 'Socialism and Religion' a reaction to something specific? What?
Was there a specific call to forbid Christians from joining the party?
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comment Did Assyrians have a wig beard?
It's probably easier to sculpt a well groomed beard than an ungroomed one. Same or hair.