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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.
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?"
Nov
28
comment What was the reason for Soviet troops to withdraw from Yugoslavia in World War II?
@SamuelRussell Scratching my head now over downvote. The sentence mentioning "magic" in no way belongs to my actual question. I've removed it. It's just a minor loss of historical context.
Nov
28
comment What were the origins of democracy?
@ReliableSource The decision making in hunter-gatherer bands (the "before Neolithic" humans) is backed up by "Guns, Germs, and Steel".
Nov
28
comment What was the societal wealth demographics when the major pyramids were built?
@NewAlexandria Every your word assures me we are not on the same page at all. "Wealth" and "currency" are terms that don't help with anything here, but very much contribute to misunderstanding and useless debates.
Nov
27
comment What was the reason for Soviet troops to withdraw from Yugoslavia in World War II?
@Jørgen Thanks for pointing out this little gem. Curiously, Soviets stayed on Norwegian soil until they learnt about Hiroshima and Nagasaki. From Yugoslavia, it seems they withdrew much more quickly.
Nov
27
comment What was the reason for Soviet troops to withdraw from Yugoslavia in World War II?
Excuse me, but this section in Wikipedia article, not to say it's bullshit, but is not sufficiently sourced. I'm interested exactly in the gory details of what you've summarized with "[...] so were redeployed [...]". For example take Poland: the troops were needed elsewhere, and they were redeployed, but some rear remained, and this was very much sufficient to influence country's politics.
Nov
27
comment No speed limit on German highways - why?
@Jake J True. And think about aircraft. Are there no emission problems there? So maybe a common speed limit for both? Like 400 km/h, I wonder what would passengers and industrial lobby say to that?
Nov
27
comment When did the Roman forum fall into disuse?
@SMeznaric why yes of course books.lmgtfy.com/?q=Forum+608+column+Byzantine+# I recommend Caldwell it it pops up in the result.
Nov
27
comment How did Greece avoid the Soviet sphere of influence?
Hence I've made a comment, not an answer.