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38 yo male from Lillehammer in Norway. Interested in computers, Internet, programming, web-design and electronics. Watch lots of TV. Love to read fanfiction.


Jul
27
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
24
awarded  Commentator
Apr
5
awarded  Yearling
Mar
21
asked Gettysburg: What was in the letter?
Mar
21
comment Why was France granted an equal status among victors of World War II?
While perhaps not United Kingdom, lets not forget that Canada, Australia and New Zeland "shared" the British monarch and that the ties (if not reins) between them and the UK was tighter than today... I would color these countries at least pink.
Jun
14
comment Pre-1901/1902 US Presidential Protection
Partly it was probably that the President wanted to be "one of the people". Access to both the Whitehouse and the President for citizens with grievances, used to be a lot more open.
Jun
3
accepted The Constitution of the United States: Background material for the original, esp. the Bill of Rights?
Jun
1
comment What is this document marked “Palestine Bearer Bond”?
Is this the entire bond or an interest-coupon? (For some type of bonds, you have a row of such coupons which are clipped off the bond itself and exchanged for an interest-payment on specified dates.)
May
23
comment The Constitution of the United States: Background material for the original, esp. the Bill of Rights?
Sigh! Would it have killed them (except in the future history-books) to just suppress it for 100-200 years, and then make sure it would be released? ;-)
May
22
comment Since the inception of the United States, has the term “America” ever referred to something more than simply “the United States”?
But how did other colonial countries - like Spain or France - refer to their colonies and colonists? I wouldn't be surprised if they too spoke of "America" and "Americans". But of course for the British, the 13 colonies where their Americans...
May
22
comment The Constitution of the United States: Background material for the original, esp. the Bill of Rights?
Thanks! I'm mostly interested in the 2nd as an argument against pro-guns, as (to me at least ) it's obvious that it's the state's "need" to build a "well-regulated militia" that's paramount - and three drunk men with shot-guns in a pick-up truck does not a well-organized militia make. Still, strange they're suppressing it, as an understanding of how they thought would be nice to interpret them correctly - especially where it's ambiguous and unclear.
May
22
asked The Constitution of the United States: Background material for the original, esp. the Bill of Rights?
Apr
30
comment What types of Poison gasses were used in World War 1?
Could also mentioned that occationally the wind would turn, with predictable result. All in all, gas wasn't that successful a weapon.
Apr
25
comment The practice of translating foreign monarch's or noble's name
Personally I think this is an obsession among English-speaking people, as they do much the same with countries and places too (eg. "Florence" instead of "Firenze"). What I've learned - at least when it comes to names on persons - is that one should endeavor to pronounce it as close to how the person themselves pronounced it. Obviously that's not always easy, as some combinations/sounds are unknown in some languages. So I think it's more telling about English-speaking people, than about historians.
Apr
20
awarded  Scholar
Apr
20
accepted What would be a typical rank for KGB intelligence offices spying abroad in the 1980s?
Apr
19
awarded  Student
Apr
19
asked What would be a typical rank for KGB intelligence offices spying abroad in the 1980s?
Apr
16
awarded  Supporter
Apr
10
awarded  Autobiographer