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Mar
18
awarded  Commentator
Mar
18
comment Why does the United States keep using “old” date representations and imperial system, while being in the minority?
If you really want to capture the essence of why the United States does things different than the rest of the world, you may need to verse yourself with American history in general. There has always been a belief that the US is a special, ordained nation that deserves to be different if it wants. It's known as American Exceptionalism.
Oct
7
comment Why was France granted an equal status among victors of World War II?
@Anixx The map is broken.
Jan
30
comment Has a state ever “attacked” another one by printing fake money?
@Jake this is history we're talking about here. There are no unbiased sources.
Nov
26
comment How was Israel able to build a powerful military within days of the formation of the state?
@WladimirPalant No part of the world has seen constant conflict in the same way the middle east has, and much of the conflict has been centered around Jerusalem. The first walls were erected in the 17th century BC (hence my comment about being closer to 1948BC than 1948AD) and walls are not erected just for show. The history between the Jewish tribes and surrounding Arab states (depending on your definition of Arab) has been violent for thousands of years.
Nov
26
comment How was Israel able to build a powerful military within days of the formation of the state?
"the conflict didn't start in 1948" - it started closer to 1948BC than 1948AD, for sure!
Oct
25
awarded  Yearling
Aug
29
answered How much has U.S. currency inflated since 1792?
Nov
2
comment When did steel first appear?
@Lohoris Yes, but should a bad question be answered? Or should it be closed? That's the question at hand.
Nov
2
comment When did steel first appear?
@Lohoris That's not what I meant to type. :) The comment is supposed to read "but the asker isn't responsible for this answer".
Oct
31
comment What Factors Contributed to the Success of Certain “Long March” Strategies?
@doug I couldn't disagree more. Even in the original context, I feel it's perfectly valid. I don't see the need to cover every long march strategy ever in order to draw parallels and patterns. For example "I often get heartburn when I eat fast food". I don't need to eat at every taco joint in town to make that statement; instead I can look at the ones I'm aware of and what foods I eat, how I eat them, and what other factors contribute to my heartburn. History is an analysis of historical fact. The phrase "history repeats itself" would be meaningless if you couldn't draw patterns!
Oct
31
comment When did steel first appear?
@Lohoris but the asker isn't responsible for this question. I suspect the proper course of action would have been to vote to close the question, with an appropriate comment indicating why.
Oct
29
awarded  Quorum
Oct
28
comment Why is Christopher Columbus credited for “discovering” America?
Well, the continual contact was bolstered by two main aspects: 1) He was able to return, and 2) He was able to generate continued interest (because it was profitable).
Oct
26
answered Space Landing proving it happened
Oct
26
answered Why is Christopher Columbus credited for “discovering” America?
Oct
26
awarded  Teacher
Oct
25
answered How did native Hawaiians achieve such a high literacy rate prior to the 1850s?
Oct
25
awarded  Supporter
Oct
25
awarded  Autobiographer