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Oct
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answered Why did so many rulers want to aquire more land?
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revised Who besieged Karl IV at Siena?
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Oct
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answered Who besieged Karl IV at Siena?
Oct
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comment Why did Hitler attack the Soviet Union when he was still busy fighting the United Kingdom?
Wow, we are getting into really wild speculations now. How did Hitler know that? Do you think that Japan trusted its ally with such sensitive plans even though there was no reason why Germany needed to know? But even if they did, U.S. going into war with Japan didn't mean that U.S. would also be foolish enough to declare war to Germany. While U.S. might have had a strong navy in 1941, their land forces were no match for the German army - it took the U.S. three years to get to the point where they were prepared to attack a severely weakened Germany.
Oct
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comment Why did the Dutch, French & British acquire minor colonies in South America?
@Lohoris: It isn't one - I don't really know anything about the colonization of South America, merely looked up a few facts.
Oct
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comment Why did the Dutch, French & British acquire minor colonies in South America?
@mmyers: Oops, I seem to have checked the wrong number when I looked up the size of France.
Oct
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comment Why did Hitler attack the Soviet Union when he was still busy fighting the United Kingdom?
I hope you can find sources to support your claims. Particularly the idea that Hitler knew the U.S. would intervene - given that at this point the isolationists in the U.S. were still very strong.
Oct
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answered Supplies for army of Napoleon
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Oct
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comment When did the American War of 1812 actually end?
Actually, according to Wikipedia the Treaty of Ghent wasn't ratified by the US before February 18, 1815 which would make that date the actual ending of the war.
Oct
12
answered What was “Greek fire”?
Oct
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comment What unique personal experiences contributed to the formation of Mao's brand of Communism?
Interestingly, in Russia it was the exact opposite process - the communists first tried to appeal to badly suppressed peasants and organize uprisings. The uneducated peasants didn't want to follow them and would often betray them to the government. In the end the communist decided that change is only possible with the literate population and addressed the (relatively small) working class instead.
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Oct
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answered Why did Italy abandon its alliance with Germany in WW1 and join the Allied side?
Oct
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comment Why did the Dutch, French & British acquire minor colonies in South America?
Don't forget that they aren't really little bites: Guyana has an area of 215 km² which isn't much smaller than the territory of France. Also note that the Dutch were mostly interested in trading outposts (meaning coastlines) and had little interest in exploring or even conquering continental areas. Then again, I don't think they really could even if they wanted - at that point Brazil already existed and had enough power regardless of Portugal.
Oct
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revised Why did Hitler attack the Soviet Union when he was still busy fighting the United Kingdom?
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Oct
12
revised What factors related to the Eastern Crisis contributed to the outbreak of World War 1?
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Oct
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answered Why didn't Imperial Japan attack the Soviet Union during World War 2?
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