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revised Legacy of the May 1968 Paris riots
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reviewed Reject Why did Hitler not order the use of poison gas in combat?
Mar
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reviewed Reject Croatia's reparations to Serbia after WWII
Feb
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Feb
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Feb
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comment Historical, academic explanations for the near-universal second-class citizenship of women?
@Semaphore Japan is indeed a major source of archival data for Emmanuel Todd.
Feb
10
reviewed Approve World War 1 Indian propaganda posters
Feb
10
comment Historical, academic explanations for the near-universal second-class citizenship of women?
According to him, what you said plus the fact that an early efficient way to ensure military fidelity and obedience was to link hierarchical and familial relations; and that process gradually excluded women from positions of power as they (usually) play no role on the battlefield.
Feb
10
answered Historical, academic explanations for the near-universal second-class citizenship of women?
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Jan
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comment Did De Gaulle really say “I am France” (Je suis la France)?
@Bbaldi Well, seeing that De Gaulle managed to say "La France a perdu une bataille mais la France n'a pas perdu la guerre" (France has lost a battle but she has not lost the war) with a straight face in June 1940, one can wonder if he was severely delusional, megalomaniac or imbued with an inordinate aptitude to identify his wishes with reality (or all of the above). But the truly amazing thing is that De Gaulle actually managed to turn exactly all these extraordinary pronouncements ("I am France", "France has not lost the was") into truths.
Jan
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comment Did De Gaulle really say “I am France” (Je suis la France)?
"J'assume France" is not a correct sentence (maybe "J'assume la France") but anyhow the answer is correct: many people report De Gaulle saying "Je suis la France" in June 1940 (google Souvenir de guerre de Pierre Capucin for a testimony).
Dec
3
comment Did the division between East and West Germany coincide with cultural boundaries?
Any such difference must have been purely coincidental, as the boundary between East and West Germany followed quite faithfully the respective advances of the Anglo-American and Red army.
Nov
21
revised When did scientists first postulate that Earth's atmosphere might have an upper limit?
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Nov
21
comment When did scientists first postulate that Earth's atmosphere might have an upper limit?
@fdb, thanks for your comment: I though I knew this as a general fact but digging for sources lead to an interesting discovery, reflected in the update to the post.
Nov
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answered When did scientists first postulate that Earth's atmosphere might have an upper limit?
Oct
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comment Why didn't Gengis Khan invade India?
There are many obvious reasons, but for starter I would encourage you to compare this map with the map of the Himalayas.
Oct
23
comment Why did Hitler not invade Sweden?
"Only France supplied more troops to the German war effort" is deceptive: Vichy France's troops fought the Allies but did not really contribute to the German war effort. If you concentrate on troops which 1) contributed to the German war effort and 2) did so willingly, then France contributed around 40,000 troops at most, which is less than for instance the Netherlands (contributed at least 50,000) though it had a fraction of France's population at the time, and which is comparable to the conservative estimation of Belgium's 40,000 (also a much smaller country).