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comment After Hilter's fall, were there any efforts to revive the Nazi party?
if you'd done any research you'd have found that the Nazi party, its ideology, its symbols, were all outlawed after WW2.
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comment Do Real Roman and Greek warriors have big muscles and six-pack abs like in the movie?
@AndyDent probably, but they'd not train for it. And indeed, it'd not look like a modern day body builder as portrayed in the movies :)
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reviewed Close Were China's problems in the past two centuries due to “missing out” on the industrial age?
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reviewed Close Why did gold become popular and valuable back when it had not many real world uses?
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reviewed Close Why is Toledo not the capital of Spain anymore?
Oct
17
comment Terrorism in 2011
@Rajib it's history, albeit rather recent history.
Oct
17
comment Terrorism in 2011
@Legion600 your list seems awfully one sided... No doubt there were domestic terrorist actions by leftwing groups as well, though in the current political climate in the US those might be downplayed as "workplace accidents" or just common crime.
Oct
17
comment Why was there no solution found to Soviet famines and near-famines?
@Chantola just read the history of Ukraine, the suppression of the Kulaks especially. Reading a biography of Stalin now (a modern one, made with access to his personal archives a few years ao), it goes into rather grisly detail.
Oct
16
comment Why was there no solution found to Soviet famines and near-famines?
not quite. The main reason was that the Soviet government deliberately caused the famines in order to wipe out "undesirable" sections of the population.
Oct
16
comment During the U.S. Prohibition, how did they get away with drinking alcohol?
hmm, that clause was probably there to prevent people breaking the law by accidentally letting fruit juice ferment into most (pre-wine). I doubt it was intended to make the manufacture of wine legal.
Oct
16
comment Capitalization of countries names in 1965
one even could cause that is a sudden world wide flaw in typewriters that made their caps lock and shift keys fail to work :)
Oct
16
answered Do Real Roman and Greek warriors have big muscles and six-pack abs like in the movie?
Oct
15
comment Was any Medieval state ever “partially” Roman Catholic?
and the initial premise that every state (which concept wasn't really prevalent at the time, but that aside) in medieval Europe was Roman Catholic is itself wrong. Not only does the ME stretch over a period including the early reformation, but there's the Greek Orthodox Church, and the Russian Orthodox Church as well (though those two might not have been separate from each other at the time).
Oct
14
comment What is the current U.S. monetary standard?
@CGCampbell yes, and just as prone to rusting
Oct
14
comment What is the current U.S. monetary standard?
@BrianZ and the US government can and does directly influence that by buying up dollars on the market, or by adding more dollars to the market.
Oct
14
comment Why did Hitler not order the use of poison gas in combat?
the main threat of chemical weapons in WW2 was their use against civilian population centers, not troops in the field. It might have been successful against troops marshaling for an attack, but try to reach those (the V2 might have served for that, had it been more accurate and less prone to explode over its launch area).
Oct
14
comment Explaining the data in the 2004 Republican primary results
and another random downvote by someone who can't stand to see his political ideas discredited...