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Dec
27
comment Was Australia ever attacked during WW2?
You need to watch the movie Australia! (It has the Japanese attack on Darwin in it)
Dec
27
comment Can the Queen of England fire the prime minister of Australia?
Elizabeth II is not the front-runner of the Republican primary election in the US.
Dec
27
comment What were the effects of Bushido on Japan after the Meiji Restoration?
"Suicidal attacks and refusal to surrender in particular are often attributed to a samurai tradition." - I suspect some people attribute Japan's poor treatment of POWs to that as well.
Dec
27
comment Did the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki contribute to Japan's surrender?
@Semaphore Australian Greens MP Jamie Parker linked to an article by the neonazi, holocaust-denying "Institute of Historical Review", which ended with "General Curtis LeMay, who had pioneered precision bombing of Germany and Japan (and who later headed the Strategic Air Command and served as Air Force chief of staff), put it most succinctly: "The atomic bomb had nothing to do with the end of the war."" I don't know if they count though.
Dec
26
asked Did the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki contribute to Japan's surrender?
Dec
26
comment What percentage of NAACP in the 1910s was Jewish?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this site is not about conspiracy theories or pseudo-science history.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic . Try asking on Skeptics.SE instead.
Dec
13
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Dec
8
comment Why was Germany held accountable for WW1?
Is the question asking "Was Germany actually to blame for WWI?", or "Why did the Treaty of Versailles, and the international community, publicly blame Germany for WWI?"?
Dec
7
comment If I were a well-to-do ancient Roman, could I make money by investing in the construction of an aqueduct?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it belongs on world building
Oct
26
comment What was the cleanest war ever fought?
Many answers given here are examples of really small wars (for example, they have few fatalities overall) which make them pretty "clean" by default.
Oct
22
comment What was the cleanest war ever fought?
@Schwern I'm in furious agreement that WWI was awful.
Oct
22
comment What was the cleanest war ever fought?
I don't know a lot about it, but maybe the Falkland Islands?
Oct
22
answered What was the cleanest war ever fought?
Oct
18
comment During internment, how effective was the US at identifying and detaining Japanese-Americans?
@Tyler we have statistics of what proportion of Jews were captured and murdered by the nazis, so why can't there be statistics on this? motlc.wiesenthal.com/site/pp.asp?c=gvKVLcMVIuG&b=394663#5
Oct
18
comment Why is Christopher Columbus credited for “discovering” America?
Reference that China reached America? (1421 doesn't count).
Oct
18
asked During internment, how effective was the US at identifying and detaining Japanese-Americans?
Oct
12
comment What races are being depicted in this American WWII cartoon?
@DrZ214 according to the tweet, 1942.
Sep
26
asked When did English become a major subject in Japanese schools?
Sep
7
comment When did the hypocrisy to call a dictatorship “free, democratic, republic etc.” start?
tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny
Sep
4
comment Why is there less public attention on the firebombing of Japan compared to its atomic bombing?
@Mark "Why are so few Americans aware of this grisly chapter of what U.S. historian John Dower has characterized as a race war waged without mercy?" japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2014/02/15/commentary/…