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Jan
21
comment What are the counterarguments to calling German nazism a right-wing movement?
@Nathan Cooper A comment. Nolan chart says Nazism is not right-wing, which is, I believe, central point of the question.
Jan
21
comment Aside from the Jews, did Hitler have a final solution plan for other ethnicities/races in the Third Reich?
@J. Katzwinkel OK, I retract "purely accidental". I've really meant: the ethnicity wasn't a criterion of Anne's definition at all. Also, I've misused the quotes for cats - cats are my own paraphrase.
Jan
21
comment Aside from the Jews, did Hitler have a final solution plan for other ethnicities/races in the Third Reich?
It was Anne Applebaum, I believe, who defined totalitarian regime by the following characteristic loop: pick a minority from your population based on whatever factor, classify them as non-humans, persecute, repeat for another minority. That factor in this case was ethnicity, would be, for her, purely accidental. Next factor could be "people who owned cats".
Jan
17
comment Was Alexander the Great Greek or Macedonian?
@Drux "Know somebody who may know the answer ..." goes through your email client, not via some anonymized SE email. And it does show only on new questions. As soon as at least one answer is added by anyone, it disappears.
Jan
17
comment To what extent did Native American cultures develop metalworking for tools and weapons?
@Owen Blacker You misquote "Guns...". The book clearly says there were developed agricultural civilizations (Aztec, Mayan, Inca, Missisipi-valley), so you cannot answer that "hunter-gatherer cultures in the Americas did not have the food surpluses".
Jan
15
comment Was the Napoleonic era cavalry armour effective against firearms?
@Saradathrion Wrong and wrong.
Jan
15
comment Are modern Greeks related to the ancient Greeks?
I don't get the importance of genetics here? Linguistics are far more established way to estimate the cultural inheritance (or lack thereof) among the common people.
Jan
15
comment Upper-class male cohabitation in mid-19th century USA
This just in: Sherlock Holmes Widely Considered the First Gay Detective!
Jan
15
comment Was the Napoleonic era cavalry armour effective against firearms?
Pure physics. Compare musket with a modern rifle. Which one needs more kinetic energy to achieve given aiming accuracy? What happens with this kinetic energy after hitting the target?
Jan
14
comment Was Alexander the Great Greek or Macedonian?
@FelixGoldberg Well, "language is a dialect with an army and navy" :)
Jan
14
comment When was the term “Nationality” first came into use? How did ancient civilizations refer to themselves? By ethnicity?
In which of the current definitions of the term "nationality" are you interested in?
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.
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
15
comment Did “droit du seigneur” actually exist in medieval Europe?
Well researched.
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.