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comment When and why did having long hair become associated with women, and short hair with men?
and the last sentence is just your personal opinion, a baseless rant.
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comment What changes happened in law enforcement and criminal trials during the Nazi era in Germany?
@Bregalad the government by definition doesn't commit crimes because whatever it does, by its own laws, is legal... And people in those states still commit crimes, don't think they don't. Of course many of those crimes are things we'd not recognise as crimes, but that's no different from current legal systems (the US criminal code contains something like 30.000 felonies just at federal level for example, with local governments adding even more, often things nobody in their right mind would consider a crime, let alone one worthy of a felony conviction).
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comment What currently existing IT companies collaborated with Nazi Germany or Fascist Italy?
Given that V2 development was a purely military operation, which never took place at Dora Mittelwerk, your assertion is pure nonsense. Dora Mittelwerk performed some V2 production, as well as manufacturing among other things Me262 jet fighters. It was a factory, not a research establishment.
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comment Why Columbus and others searched for India?
@Skepto while out of scope, it can be answered: the silk route was very expensive. The traders on it were the very reason sea routes were sought. Even with the expense and losses of those, spices arrived in Europe several orders of magnitude cheaper than they did previously overland.
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comment Why Columbus and others searched for India?
@jamesqf the direct reason for Columbus' voyage was the hostility between Spain and Portugal and Portugal's control of the existing sea routes around Africa. As to spices coming from beyond India, that's a moot point. "India" at the time means the entire far east, both the Indian subcontinent, the Indonesian archipelago, and what's now Thailand and Malaysia. (Vietnam etc. were complete unknowns, China and Japan mere rumours and tall tales, Australia was literally terra incognita).
May
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comment Why has racism decreased in America since its beginning?
Rajib is right. Though racism devalues other people to the point where there are fewer or no moral obstacles to enslaving them, historically most slaves were of the same race as their owners.
May
17
answered Why Columbus and others searched for India?
May
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reviewed Close What were the coat of arms / flags of Lotharingia?
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reviewed Close How effective was child labor legislation in Victorian Europe?
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reviewed Close Visit of Greek philosophers to Rome in 155 BCE
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reviewed Close Employment statistics in Germany since mid-19th century
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reviewed Close Who was jailed along with Wajid Ali Shah?
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reviewed Close Can anyone identify this sword guard?
May
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comment Can anyone identify this sword guard?
more details would indeed be needed. Where was it found, what else around it that can help date the artifact, things like that.
May
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reviewed Close Copper and Bronze Age Burials in Western Europe
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reviewed Close Was it ever claimed by a scholar that the Byzantines intentionally missed the battle of Civitate?
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reviewed Close Historical African Demographic and Agriculture Data
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15
comment When did cheese enter the Korean diet?
@congusbongus tell that to my sister who gets violently ill for days consuming something that's been prepared in a frying pan that has previously had butter in it and hasn't been very thoroughly cleaned...
May
15
comment What were the major strategies/ideas Britain exerted against Indian Independence movement?
they were of course delaying tactics, and no doubt the British realised that (certainly those on the scene would have). The only thing that might have stopped an independence movement was full citizenship for Indians, complete integration as part of the United Kingdom, and educating the Indian population at all levels and ages to adopt British culture, effectively eliminating all traces of Indian national identity. This is effectively what the USSR tried to do in its republics and to a degree succeeded in (would likely have succeeded fully if they'd had more time).
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comment Why were the Germans and Russians so fixated on an unlikely “separate peace” in 1945?
and the only reason Stalin didn't violate the Molotov-von Ribbentropp pact was because the Germans beat him to it... He had every intention of attacking Germany. In fact one stated reason for the timing of the German attack was to stave off an imminent Soviet attack on Germany, that German intelligence agencies had detected Soviet troop movements that were in accordance with a pre-attack buildup.