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Apr
28
comment Why was the Japanese Army's fatalities inflicted:suffered ratio so low in the Pacific theatre?
380,000 killed after surrender :-( this makes a guy even more sad than the other 6,000,000 that died in combat.
Feb
23
comment Why didn't Henry A. Wallace become President in 1945?
So he was a progressive liberal that they were afraid would convert back to the Republicans? That seems... contradictory...
Feb
4
comment Did the Soviets excel in one area of weaponry during World War II?
Your last point is summed up best with the phrase "Amateurs talk about tactics, but professionals study logistics." - Gen. Robert H. Barrow
Dec
11
comment Why was the Aztec Empire known as an Empire?
Because of COURSE there's a list of empires you can sort by land size. But no hoverboards...
Dec
4
comment Why did Baldwin of Boulogne proclaim Edessa a County, not a Kingdom?
"How did you become king then? I didn't vote for you" - the pope, probably.
Nov
3
comment When was the last documented occasion that Arab or Ottoman slave traders abducted people from Europe?
@user69715 does it get more Ottoman than Turkey?!
Oct
22
comment What was the cleanest war ever fought?
@IQAndreas Ask the Dutch what they think of the Canadian military. 70 years later they're still sending us flowers.
Sep
8
comment Why did the Roman military start to favour swords over the spear phalanx?
In the words of arenamaster Gaiden Shinji, "The best techniques are past on by the survivors."
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Apr
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comment When and why did single deity religions become more popular than multi deity religions?
It's worth noting that Christianity insists it is a monotheistic religion by having one God manifest in three persons, but the distinction from a scholarly point of view is certainly debatable.
Mar
9
comment What is the earliest reference to “space aliens”?
@twosheds I'm sure they'll be saying the same thing about War of the Worlds in a few hundred years.
Feb
13
comment Is there any documented criticism of the brutality of the Colosseum from citizens at the time?
"Some conquered peoples living under Rome took less joy in the games" - that's because the games are more enjoyable from the stands than on the stage...
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Nov
19
comment How is the oldest bank in Mongolia only 24 years old?
So no pre-communist commercial banks survived the communist takeover? They all must have been absorbed into the Bank of Mongolia then?
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asked How is the oldest bank in Mongolia only 24 years old?