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Oct
5
comment What strategic value did Christianity hold for Constantine that made him convert to Christianity?
-1, pure determinism.
Sep
30
comment No speed limit on German highways - why?
This is off-topic.
Sep
30
comment No speed limit on German highways - why?
Historically, all over the world the limits were set to limit deaths in road accidents. Your extraordinary claims would need to be backed up by extraordinary historical sources.
Sep
24
comment How many lives were saved by the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs?
There's something to it, too bad there are no sources for the information regarding Japanese Supreme Council.
Aug
8
comment What was the role of the Soviet Navy during WWII?
Amen to this! Cf. Mark Solonin "25th June"
Aug
6
comment How did Germany produce such an impressive portfolio of officers for WW2?
@SchwitJanwityanujit Re: search. While zhukov is not a popular noun in any language, rommel is. It means simply "trash" or "mess" in Dutch.
Aug
2
comment Why and how were east Brandenburg, Pomerania and Silesia taken away from Germany after WW2?
Related question: history.stackexchange.com/q/618/386
Jul
24
comment Inquiry into the nature and roots of the temporal power of the Roman Catholic Pope:
temporal c: lay or secular rather than clerical or sacred (Merriam-Webster). First time I see this use :)
Jul
24
comment Have Germany and Poland ever signed a peace treaty after WWII?
Related question: history.stackexchange.com/questions/618/…
Jul
19
comment Are modern Greeks related to the ancient Greeks?
"Any serious scholar will tell you" argument does not give you much credit around here. In case when virtually every book and paper supports your statement, please provide just one by name as a reference.
Jul
9
comment Did any major European country stay neutral during the Napoleonic Wars?
@Voitcus True, they were in a war until en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Paris_(1802)
Jun
12
comment Battles won by much weaker side
Belisarius (or rather his record of consistent skillful battles) could be more interesting to OP than any other commander mentioned here.
Jun
11
comment Why did Britain and France not declare war against the Soviet Union when it invaded Poland in WW2?
@FelixGoldberg The spin was contemporary, but it was not about protecting Poland. It was about protecting the people of Western Belarusian and Western Ukrainian nationality (for propaganda purposes Poland was declared as non-existent and replaced by those semi-countries).
Jun
11
comment Why did Britain and France not declare war against the Soviet Union when it invaded Poland in WW2?
Good catch with that secret protocol! But please do provide a link (Wikisource?).
Jun
11
comment Why did Britain and France not declare war against the Soviet Union when it invaded Poland in WW2?
In the first article of the pact, I provided the link in the answer (avalon.law.yale.edu/wwii/blbk19.asp).
Jun
6
comment The practice of translating foreign monarch's or noble's name
Hi, welcome to the site :)
Apr
24
comment Did people have better nutrition before agriculture?
Please define "healthier". You mention in a single sentence they were healthier but had half of our life expectancy. Isn't it a self-contradiction?
Apr
23
comment Why didn’t Britain use its vast navy to get past trench warfare?
I've meant to say "but the British tried to do exactly this, and at the most convenient point, and they failed miserably: see Gallipoli campaign" but you've beat me to it.
Apr
23
comment Harvard Architecture: How did Harvard Mark I separate data and instruction?
"Can only be well-answered by an engineer"?!? This is a proper historical question, which can be answered by a historian with the normal use of primary or secondary historical sources. Most other questions around here cannot be answered precisely, but this one has a chance - this is the only difference I see.
Apr
21
comment Are these images from Iran-Iraq war authentic?
First photo much better version: ejection-history.org.uk/country-by-country/IRAN/… to be more precise it's F-5E. You can try to track it down by its number (2-7-59 ٢-۷-۵۹). And the second photo: Mirage F1 EQ or some subvariant (EQ-2?). Paintwork seems legit for both photos.