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Jan
20
revised Why did human and civil rights gain a foothold at the time they did?
either "18th century" or "1700s", but I prefer the latter
Jan
20
reviewed Approve Has there ever been a battle with only a single survivor?
Jan
20
reviewed Leave Open Was Caligula popular with the general Roman population?
Jan
20
reviewed Leave Open Why did human and civil rights gain a foothold at the time they did?
Jan
20
reviewed Leave Open What happened to Muslim spouses who converted to Christianity during the 1923 Graeco-Turkish population exchange?
Jan
20
revised Has there ever been a revolution backed by a royal or a noble against their own family?
typos etc.
Jan
12
answered Did Roman statutory law in the 1st century allow for crucifixion of non slaves?
Jan
11
revised Was Mohammed known and respected in seventeenth-century Europe?
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Jan
5
revised Was Mohammed known and respected in seventeenth-century Europe?
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Jan
5
answered Was Mohammed known and respected in seventeenth-century Europe?
Dec
30
comment Did the poor performance of the Red Army in the Winter War significantly contribute to German underestimation of the USSR's military capacity?
@FelixGoldberg If you have read Solonin you surely remember how he quotes along an absurdly high failure ratio of T-34&KV tanks also an absurdly high failure ratio of any equipment including plain rifles and... mortars (65% of the latter if I'm not mistaken). Solonin points out any equipment related statistics are irrelevant when the evidence is clear that Soviet troops and lower/mid hierarchy were rarely attempting and willing to effectively fight in 1942. Midst forged reports and false self-justifications, the statistics are likely also forged.
Dec
20
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Dec
3
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Nov
21
revised Did anyone besides Heinz Guderian believe that Germany needed to “liberate” Soviets to prevail on the eastern front?
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Nov
21
answered Did anyone besides Heinz Guderian believe that Germany needed to “liberate” Soviets to prevail on the eastern front?
Nov
19
comment As American as the Apple Pie?
Popcorn would be more adequate, looking at its history and pre-history.
Nov
19
comment Were life imprisonment and mental insanity the only reasons a divorce couldn't be granted in early 20th century England?
Based on the bold bullet, it appears that in 1937 insanity wasn't grounds for divorce, and in 1938 it became one (with emphasis on insanity "at the time of marriage").
Nov
5
comment Are the Egyptians homogeneous?
Notably, their name for the country is Misr not any phonetical variation of Egypt in the local language (Arabic). It says something, doesn't it?
Oct
26
comment Why didn't the Greeks or Romans have an Industrial Revolution?
"There needs to be a large class of people who must purchase the consumer goods". Must? The industrial revolution was driven mainly by consumers of one and only one market: textile. Everything else, steam engines, steel, railroads, whatnot, developed to support textile factories directly or indirectly. So I'd say that a fundamental precondition is to have a large population able to PAY for the textiles. Not the noble 5%, but much much more people buying more and more clothes, a market nearly impossible to saturate. Then you save money by mechanizing production - and you have the Revolution.
Oct
22
revised What was the cleanest war ever fought?
two errors were painful to look at