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Aug
14
awarded  Critic
Aug
14
comment Have any national leaders been kept unaware of their own wars?
I think this should be just like it is worded in the first paragraph: de-jure and nominally leaders that are de-facto unaware. Intriguing question. I imagine in former times this could well have been possible, given the limitations of communication back then. Also it's long known that certain figures behind the scenes were said to have had greater influence than the actual sovereign at a time. Think of courtesans, for example. +1
Jun
17
awarded  Teacher
May
18
comment Why did the United Kingdom industrialize first?
Same timeframe, Prussia, Frederick the Great, ... great tolerance towards other religions. What gives?
May
18
answered Why did the United Kingdom industrialize first?
May
18
comment Why was the Bald Eagle chosen as the national bird of the United States?
@Vector: I'd hold - although I cannot prove it - that this may have been in the heraldic tradition. And yes, obviously in such a case this particular species would make it kind of unique. Birds of prey - generally predators - are often to be found on coat of arms and similar. Also, the native Americans probably revered these birds as well (like so many others).
May
18
comment What was the fate of most SS members after World War II?
@Bak1139: it gets "better". Later the Americans recruited some of the Nazi elite in what has become known as "NATO staybehind armies". Check out "Gladio". But Nazis were rehabilitated both in Eastern and Western Germany alike, although the Eastern authorities liked to wipe that fact under the rug.
May
18
comment Why was the Bald Eagle chosen as the national bird of the United States?
@Vector: they are not helpful indeed. However, there is a reason why you can downvote without giving a reason. This has been discussed on meta several times :)
Dec
19
awarded  Scholar
Dec
19
accepted Was it customary for an executioner in Elizabethan England to ask for forgiveness from the executed?
Dec
15
awarded  Student
Dec
15
comment Was it customary for an executioner in Elizabethan England to ask for forgiveness from the executed?
Ouch ... not much more to say. Thanks! +1
Dec
15
asked Was it customary for an executioner in Elizabethan England to ask for forgiveness from the executed?
Feb
14
awarded  Autobiographer
Feb
14
awarded  Supporter