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comment How much firepower did the British navy represent in 1940?
Note, however, that naval guns are harder to target (cf "a gun ashore is worth a vessel")
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
24
comment Did any relevant Mexican authority ever acknowledge the secession of Texas before the start of the Mexican-American War?
@Corey: and how was the treaty violated? In those times immigration was not controlled. So American settlers in Texas were legal. The Texas revolution was an internal Mexican affair which resulted in Texan independence. So annexation of Texas was a matter which had nothing to do with Mexico.
Sep
23
comment Why did archery not make a comeback when armor was phased out in the 18th century?
Could you please merge this with Does a regiment of English Longbowmen have more firepower than a regiment of smoothbore fusiliers?
Sep
22
answered Why didn't Zheng He colonize the countries he explored like what the Europeans did to the New World?
Sep
19
revised Did any relevant Mexican authority ever acknowledge the secession of Texas before the start of the Mexican-American War?
clarify the wording
Sep
19
answered How many Britons lived in India during the British Raj (1858 - 1947)?
Sep
19
answered Did any relevant Mexican authority ever acknowledge the secession of Texas before the start of the Mexican-American War?
Sep
17
comment What sources or documentation exists to indicate Stalin's level of popularity in Russia today?
You failed to mention that almost all the points you make are false (-1). However, since, indeed, many Russians do believe this propaganda crap, this does answer why Stalin is so beloved (+1).
Sep
2
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
29
revised How to explain the Khalkhin Gol outcome in view of Soviet weakness and Japanese strength at that time?
teak
Aug
29
comment How could a chariot work against a phalanx?
@Oldcat: are you saying that the chariots did not attack the phalanx? if indeed this is your point, please fix Wikipedia.
Aug
29
comment How could a chariot work against a phalanx?
@Oldcat: let me repeat: the wording is confusing (the javelins were thrown by the cavalry, and the chariots got through them and attacked the infantry), but the facts on the ground are clear: chariots attacking phalanx.
Aug
29
comment How could a chariot work against a phalanx?
@Oldcat: yes, this distinction is confusing, but there is no doubt there that it is the phalanx that is being charged by the chariots and that it opens the ranks.
Aug
29
accepted How could a chariot work against a phalanx?
Aug
29
comment How to explain the Khalkhin Gol outcome in view of Soviet weakness and Japanese strength at that time?
@jwenting: I am not sure this was a factor. I don't think "permanent assignment in the far east" was a common punishment under the "up or out" system.
Aug
29
asked How could a chariot work against a phalanx?
Aug
29
revised How to explain the Khalkhin Gol outcome in view of Soviet weakness and Japanese strength at that time?
fix a typo
Aug
29
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to explain the Khalkhin Gol outcome in view of Soviet weakness and Japanese strength at that time?