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Apr
26
comment Why was the Japanese Army's fatalities inflicted:suffered ratio so low in the Pacific theatre?
+1 this is the best answer as of now, and the shortest
Apr
19
comment What made capitalism different from previous forms of manufacture and trade?
I disagree. What was truly new was consumerism - a notion that wide population can buy stuff above subsistence level (more stuff than they require to just survive). The "capitalism" is just an appendix; just a way to organize production to feed consumerism. Until there was no consumerism, nobody was interested in capitalism although all the prerequisities were there. And look how badly it ended for USSR who had capitalism (state capitalism - the higher form of monopoly) but stayed behind in consumerism.
Apr
8
comment How widespread was the notion that space travel was impossible prior to the successful launch of Sputnik 1?
@SJuan76 one of millions "Year of Bleble" and "Week of Ghrughru" that only became notable post-factum when Soviets mentioned it in their Sputnik newsreels.
Apr
1
revised Conditions of Polish minority in Weimar Republic?
language
Apr
1
reviewed Leave Open Did ancient Egypt gain any significant cultural influence from other states/regions?
Apr
1
reviewed Leave Open Looking for the 20th century painters on this t-shirt
Apr
1
reviewed Leave Open What is the exact relationship between Jewish and Roman calendar days?
Feb
7
comment Why were Greek philosophy and sciences taken up by medieval Muslim civilizations, but not contemporary Western Europe?
It's fascinating how hard is to grasp the early Christian climate. On one hand, for hundreds of years no book tried to challenge or correct Aristotle, Ptolemy, Galen. On the other hand people were ready to riot over one letter in Credo (and they did - google homoousious). Muslims acted predictably, we didn't.
Feb
7
comment Has being a single mother been always stigmatized?
Too broad. Please edit the question and add what century and what social class is of interest. Otherwise it would require a whole book. But the question is interesting.
Feb
3
comment Is the name of Askandra Village, Rajasthan related to Alexander the Great?
Alexander's achievements are on par with Stalin's. Whatever the reasons the bloodthirsty Hellene is still so popular, I think any city named after him should be rather ashamed of itself (as Stalingrad once was).
Jan
28
comment Did the passage from Latin to English, in England, help science flourish?
Your question seems off. As I read your comments, I think what you want to know is actually if switching to native language helped education, not science. For elementary education the answer is historically obvious; not so for scientific method which really happens at universities and later.
Jan
27
reviewed Leave Open Classic CD magazine
Jan
27
reviewed Leave Open Where were Racka sheep brought to Europe from and when?
Jan
27
reviewed Close How much is one 1945 German Mark to one 2016 Euro?
Jan
27
reviewed Approve french-revolution tag wiki excerpt
Jan
22
reviewed Edit When did Germany pay the full amount of reparations of the Versailles treaty?
Jan
22
revised When did Germany pay the full amount of reparations of the Versailles treaty?
used a link button for a nice rendering, replaced the google link with the actual link
Jan
22
reviewed Reviewed Was Caligula popular with the general Roman population?
Jan
22
comment Was Caligula popular with the general Roman population?
Welcome to the site :)
Jan
22
revised Why were North Native Americans less urban than Central or South?
less bait in the title