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Apr
14
comment Language of Franks vs later French
Interestingly though the anglo-saxon 'invasion' is now thought to have been a very small group of people (possibly similar to the 5% franks) and yet replaced the earlier celtic/byronic languages pretty completely
Apr
12
comment Economic effects of the Cuban Revolution
Always hard to ask 'what might have happened'. An alternative might be to compare it with nearby countries with a similar area/climate/resources - like Haiti
Apr
9
revised Why were universities created in the 11th-12th century?
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Apr
9
answered Why were universities created in the 11th-12th century?
Apr
8
comment In current times is it impossible to win a war if the people of invaded country are determined not to lose?
@MichaelF - you will if you are prepared to remove the enemy population totally.
Apr
8
comment In current times is it impossible to win a war if the people of invaded country are determined not to lose?
That's a little isolated though, it's like USAF v Hiroshima - or RAF v Dresden, that was pretty definitive but not really a war.
Apr
8
comment In current times is it impossible to win a war if the people of invaded country are determined not to lose?
perhaps German V Austria 1938?
Apr
6
revised Number of bullets used in WW2
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Apr
6
comment Number of bullets used in WW2
@Lohoris - the US govt dept in charge of supply.
Apr
6
answered Number of bullets used in WW2
Mar
29
comment Is the Cold War still going on?
I would have said the cold-war was a state of open hostility but "we can't have a shooting war because it's got too dangerous" there have been similar cold wars in europe in history. I wouldn't say there is a current 2 bloc system that big anymore
Mar
13
comment Why does German money from the 1940s not bear Nazi symbols?
Interesting question given the propensity to brand everything. Today the symbol is banned in Germany so even a display of old timetables at the airport to mark some Lufthansa anniversary recently had little black stickers over the offending logo.
Mar
8
answered Where to find birth records for those born in Ireland pre-Independance
Feb
29
comment When did the practice of formally “declaring war” cease and why?
The UN bans the both the threat and use of force in international conflicts. Wonder how that's working out in practice?
Feb
26
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Feb
26
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Feb
26
revised Why did Britain not purchase Alaska when Russia had it up for sale?
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Feb
25
answered Why did Britain not purchase Alaska when Russia had it up for sale?
Feb
24
comment Were British fears of Russia using Afghanistan as a staging post for an invasion of India unfounded?
When your army/empire gets to a certain size you get paranoid. Was Greneda really a stepping stone for a Communist invasion of the USA?
Feb
24
comment What is the origin of the rampant lion herald?
Presumably any knight heading into battle with a shield bearing a "kitten dormant" didn't produce quite the level of fear and awe he expected?