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Oct
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Oct
27
reviewed Leave Open Megafauna extinctions
Oct
26
answered Why did the USSR give Crimea to Ukraine?
Oct
24
revised Why were there “hussars” all across Europe?
light cavalry, not any cavalry
Oct
23
revised Why were there “hussars” all across Europe?
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Oct
23
comment Why were there “hussars” all across Europe?
I've meant that if you, as an armchair general, used one instead of the other as a light cavalry, it would probably made no substantial difference (taking into account that there were many different meanings of uhlan, cossack, hussar, other units in different times and in different armies); roughly. I don't imply they were identical or fought identically.
Oct
23
comment Why were there “hussars” all across Europe?
@Fitri, please qualify: when and which army?
Oct
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revised Why were there “hussars” all across Europe?
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revised Why were there “hussars” all across Europe?
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Oct
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revised Why were there “hussars” all across Europe?
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Oct
22
comment Why were there “hussars” all across Europe?
@Russel Battle of Somosierra is a curiosity, known precisely for the unreasonable use of cavalry.
Oct
22
answered Why were there “hussars” all across Europe?
Oct
22
revised Material Basis of the Golden Age of Bohemia
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Oct
22
comment The value of spice trade during the age of exploration
+1 really cool source
Oct
19
comment Why China was able to unify and not Europe
I happily provide more "misinformation" for you to ignore. This covers October-November 1918 when thousands of people (undoubtedly incited by British and French, no?) in a matter of days or weeks disarmed German units and formed their independent states: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Polish_Republic#The_beginnings, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Origins_of_Czechoslovakia. Here is what the local people decided: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upper_Silesia_plebiscite
Oct
19
comment Why China was able to unify and not Europe
I disagree. If Rome "attacked the strongest of the Germanic tribes" then it was "conquer" and not "Divide and Conquer". Should lead straight to unification, not to division. Why Chinese fractions didn't try to divide China? And most importantly please do check your facts: Medieval Europe under British hegemony!?! Germany rising in 1880!?! Czechoslovakia and Poland created out of thin air in 1919!?!
Oct
19
comment What is the purpose of the bridge to the Russkiy island?
Year 2008 seems more in scope of Skeptics than History.
Oct
18
comment Why China was able to unify and not Europe
Europe culture was as unifying as Chinese. What you have today is directly built on Roman roots, and ultimately, Greek. It is not at all based on "three main cultural" groups; it is based on one. Both Chinese and European elites could understand their lingua franca at all times (common people seem unrelated to the matter). So, again, why is Europe divided into states for such a long time already, and China is not?
Oct
16
comment What was the motivation for the Gregorian Calendar?
Leap second is related to the subject: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leap_second
Oct
16
comment Where does the name of the country “Belarus” come from?
-1 this does not answer the question about Belarus, only about Bela- and -rus. There is a book (in Belorussian) over the Internet that cites not less than a dozen different scientific theories of the origin of the name, compares the arguments behind each, concluding that neither can be singled out as more probable.