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comment Did early American settlers have to buy their land from the government?
in fact it wasn't unheard of for the government to provide settlers with free land if only they'd move to that area...
Sep
13
comment Rape perpetrated by American soldiers during WWII?
massive? In relation to the number of people involved that's hardly a blip...
Sep
13
comment Rape perpetrated by American soldiers during WWII?
of course 14000 is nothing if you compare it to the size of the American force in Europe at the time which numbered a million or more...
Sep
12
answered What motivated Marco Polo to share his trade knowledge?
Sep
11
reviewed Close What is the origin of Friedensreich Hundertwasser's surname?
Sep
11
comment Which native groups were hostile to the fur trade in North America?
most "hostile" tribes were so mainly because they wanted to get rid of the competition...
Sep
11
comment Why were there so many known (and caught) stage coach robbers?
@congusbongus Hollywood depicts mostly corrupt sheriffs and Robin Hood style good guy criminals. IOW "the Law" being bad. There might be laws, but they're either not enforced by the designated men or they're bad laws and it's "the good fight" to break them and get away with it.
Sep
10
reviewed Close What wiped the Buddhism traces from Kerala History?
Sep
10
reviewed Close How much did we know about heredity pre-Mendel?
Sep
10
reviewed Close How does finding a Franklin ship change what we know about the expedition?
Sep
10
comment Why were there so many known (and caught) stage coach robbers?
the idea that the "wild west" was lawless is a myth created by Hollywood. It wasn't, but trained law enforcement people were few and far between. That left a lot of law enforcement on the hands of vigilantes, bounty hunters, and posses. But there definitely were laws and efforts to enforce them.
Sep
8
reviewed Leave Closed What legal or moral mechanism ensured Stalin's grip on power?
Sep
6
comment Why is president Nixon considered worst president in the history of US?
@SachinShekhar irrelevant, it's fiction. And every president can be linked to abusing his power at some point, somewhere in their careers. It doesn't make them "the worst president ever", they'd all be "the worst president ever".
Sep
6
reviewed Leave Closed Why is president Nixon considered worst president in the history of US?
Sep
6
reviewed Close How much is known about the Earl of Sandwich's sandwich?
Sep
6
reviewed Reviewed Is there an example of Egypt recording defeat?
Sep
6
comment Is there an example of Egypt recording defeat?
and those monuments don't commemorate the war, they remember the local dead of that war.
Sep
6
comment Why is president Nixon considered worst president in the history of US?
@MarkC.Wallace and they believe that pushing a partisan agenda equates unbiased newsmaking (and that's all journalists, irrespective of political leaning).
Sep
6
comment Why is president Nixon considered worst president in the history of US?
@SachinShekhar nope, the first paragraph is the answer. The worst president in US history is widely considered to be Obama by some, Carter by others, Bush Jr by yet others, etc. etc. etc.
Sep
5
comment What if a slave entered a state without slavery?
the slave might be considered free under the law of the place (s)he was in at the time, but under the law of the place (s)he came from would still be a slave. Legal niceties, effectively you go from being a slave to being an exile.