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Nov
17
reviewed Reopen Instances of the UN defusing serious crises
Nov
16
reviewed Leave Open Which country was the first to separate (Christian) Church from state?
Nov
16
revised Evolution of United States' world role?
"X alone... with Y" sounds weird to me; plus many minor fixes for better readability
Nov
16
comment Evolution of United States' world role?
Any sources for how "export of F-T" could increase US power alone? I fail to see this. Wasn't it just a matter of capital ownership (the "neo-colonialism"), followed optionally by the export of F-T?
Nov
16
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Nov
14
comment What factors contributed to the U.S economy flourishing during the early cold war period?
The production is high, the consumption is high (as this includes army consumption). What is not really relevant for the "economy" is the well-being of civilians.
Nov
14
comment When did the Roman forum fall into disuse?
Byzantines still maintained the Forum, at least until 608, when they built their last monument there (Phokas column).
Nov
14
comment About the reasons for the US involvement in WW2 in Europe
Updated, count of US Army divisions in active combat
Nov
14
revised About the reasons for the US involvement in WW2 in Europe
count of divisions
Nov
14
comment About the reasons for the US involvement in WW2 in Europe
If, as you say, US aimed to maintain German/Soviet balance in Europe, as of June 1944 they would have switch Lend-Lease to help Germans against Soviet Union, instead of invading Normandy. The invasion on Normandy, so late in the war, indicates that they were very much interested in fighting Germans; so "just conquer" and not "divide and conquer".
Nov
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comment When did the Roman forum fall into disuse?
Nah. I've seen an estimate 75,000 for 8th century and down to a historical minimum of 25,000-35,000 in 1084 after sacking by Normans.
Nov
13
comment About the reasons for the US involvement in WW2 in Europe
What is the source for existence of US consideration of point 2 ("Russian victory")? At what time they considered it?
Nov
12
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Nov
11
comment Did the Founding Fathers of the USA really make a distinction between a Republic and a Democracy (and despised the latter)?
Using "loaded" terms like democracy or republic usually leads all discussion into futile attempts to agree on definitions. Personally, I find it obvious that Founding Fathers wanted "rule of law" more than "rule of majority" (otherwise, why would they even need a constitution?!?) But this observation does not lead me to BLAME SOME WORDS. It is simple to pick up a word, "democracy", which is known to have many definitions, pick up only one definition, and try to make the whole word LOOK BAD. Are you interested in a history of a word, or a history of some precise concept? What concept?
Nov
8
comment Did the Nazis regard chemical warfare as inhumane and “Jewish”?
I think you misunderstand what "MAD" means. The most important part of "MAD" is "A" - a party is completely sure that a destructive attack will promptly result in their own destruction. You don't have MAD if you have some hopes for defence, or options for partial self-sacrifice, or a possibility of a sudden decaptitation strike. With nuclear weapons, MAD became recognized, and stabilized the situation, only when full-scale second strike became possible (with SLBMs). Without "A", the "MD" inherently de-stabilizes the situation.
Nov
8
comment What factors contributed to the rise of national monarchies in the high middle ages?
Umm national? Could you use a less "loaded" term, one that can be clearly defined? Do you mean these states were: single-language, single-culture, common ancestry, common economy, geographically large, or some combination of these?
Oct
30
comment When were the different stories of Hindu gods written?
You do understand that we deal with history here? History is a science that attempts to determine a one, single, coherent chain of events. It uses many old texts, without presuming any priority among them; they are equal in the beginning. Next, texts that don't stick to a version supported by the majority, we dump them into a large bag called "ahistoric", so they wouldn't bother us anymore. This is the nature of this science. You can use the texts for quite different purposes, but these are not called "history"; they are simply something else.
Oct
30
comment Has the accounting services industry ever been disrupted in the U.S.?
@David To "disrupt the market" means to (temporarily) stop all the service buying/selling activity; for example if you'd convert accounting from a business-to-business service to a state-sponsored, government-regulated program. Instead, do you want to ask about business-to-business services which were revolutionized in the course of history, and in which marketing efforts played the main part? (Note they could have been revolutionized because of external causes, without any marketing)
Oct
30
revised When were the different stories of Hindu gods written?
improved grammar
Oct
30
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