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Jan
8
comment What are the social preconditions for division of labour, when compared in different emerging civilizations?
I can only agree with the comment. But neither OP or me tried to strip you of your rights or your freedom. Both OP and me tried to discourage a certain behavior.
Jan
8
comment What is considered to be the pivotal battle between Caesar and Pompey?
@astabada It would be great if this would be similarly well referenced: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caesar%27s_Civil_War A key article in such a pitiful state...
Jan
8
comment What are the social preconditions for division of labour, when compared in different emerging civilizations?
Well, you are right about point 1, and wrong about points 2,3,4,5. But, most importantly, you provide to the OP exactly what he don't wish to see, your personal opinion, and not an opinion of a published scientist: "I demand more than personal reasoning for an accepted answer, at least quotes of a historian [...]"
Jan
7
comment Emigration restrictions in history
Felix, don't mind. Samuel has an uncommon political stance, and this is why sometimes his actions seem mysterious.
Jan
1
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
18
revised What was the reason of extreme anti-Communism in the first half of 20th century?
use the idiom
Dec
18
comment What was the reason of extreme anti-Communism in the first half of 20th century?
I don't think OP was asking where the cruelty came from. OP implicitly assumes that there was an emotion accumulated but the question is, precisely, why it manifested so much pro/against communism. Your answer would apply as well to the atrocities centered around, say, rose gardens.
Dec
16
reviewed Reviewed Was lighter or darker skin pigment valued higher in ancient Greek civilization?
Dec
15
comment Did “droit du seigneur” actually exist in medieval Europe?
Well researched.
Dec
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
13
revised How did Poland fare under “personal unions?”
clickable links
Dec
12
comment How severe were the casualties in ancient/medieval battles?
Were there any well-documented battles that ended with a controlled withdrawal?
Dec
12
comment What were the military justifications for the bombing of Dresden?
And surely, the bombing had no impact on resistance of Dresden to Soviet ground troops. Dresden was taken on 8 May 1945, long after Hitler was dead, and after Goering surrendered, and after Jodl signed the final uncoditional surrender; just hours before the surrender went into effect at 23:01 (CET).
Dec
12
comment Is it true the British heavily downplayed their defeat in Cartagena?
"the name gives you an idea of how important the conflict was considered" - this argument works against you, since the name ("The War of Jenkins' Ear") was coined 100 years after the conflict ended.
Dec
12
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How heavily were the British taxing their American colonies?
Dec
12
reviewed Leave Open Which lost historical documents, when uncovered, led to the most substantial revisions in historiography?
Dec
12
comment What were the military justifications for the bombing of Dresden?
Immediate military value? The only operation that comes to my mind is this: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lower_Silesian_Offensive (Mind you, the actual railroad to Breslau was not a target of a Dresden bombing. I'm providing a starting point for research, not implying it was the real/valid intent.)
Dec
12
comment Which lost historical documents, when uncovered, led to the most substantial revisions in historiography?
Please consider rephrasing to "Which lost historical documents, when uncovered, led to the most substantial revisions in historiography?"
Dec
8
reviewed Close Were there prehistoric interaction between Caucasian and Asian people?
Dec
3
awarded  Yearling