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Sep
24
comment What were the responses to Copernicus' heliocentric theory?
Possible duplicate: history.stackexchange.com/questions/7941/…
Sep
20
comment How much of the success of the Soviet forces in WWII can be attributed to the modernization efforts enacted by the Soviet/Bolshevik leadership?
@Lennart Regebro just the opposite. The modernization was the cause of the revolution, without it revolution would be impossible. This is because the driving force behind revolution were industrial workers.
Sep
20
revised Why in the world war 1 the church bell stopped until the war is over?
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Sep
16
awarded  Notable Question
Sep
16
answered Does the forearm grip/handshake have a historical basis?
Sep
11
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
10
comment What factors enabled Europe to conquer almost the whole world?
@Voitcus I mean the same.
Sep
10
comment What factors enabled Europe to conquer almost the whole world?
"It seems that in ancient times Greeks/Romans were on the same civilized level as other cultures." - this is wrong impression.
Sep
4
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Sep
1
comment Did Edward VIII's abdication follow constitutional procedures?
I do not know, who put here the word "constitutional". It was not it my question and I think it is stupid to ask about constitutionality in UK (of course his abdication was legal, and UK has no constitution).
Aug
30
asked Did Edward VIII's abdication follow constitutional procedures?
Aug
26
answered Why are there naked ancient statues?
Aug
25
revised How did Muslim traders raise investments given Islam's prohibition of usury?
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Aug
25
answered How did Muslim traders raise investments given Islam's prohibition of usury?
Aug
25
comment Did India turn down a permanent seat in the UN in 1955?
Sorry, but this is alternative history. There was no security council and the United Nations Organization during WWII.
Aug
24
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Aug
24
comment Can we classify holocaust as Hitler's war time strategic mistake?
@Lennart Regebro no, Germany persuaded their allies to kill Jews as well, even where Germans were not living. Germany continued killings when they were retreating as well, and in the face of defeat.
Aug
24
comment Can we classify holocaust as Hitler's war time strategic mistake?
@Lennart Regebro without a war they could exterminate Jews only in Germany where there was only about 100000 of them, while Hitler wanted to exterminate Jews globally or at least, in Europe.
Aug
23
comment What is the earliest known account of the modern military salute?
@Pieter Geerkens it is not dating to Ancient Rome. Actually Mussolini took it from a fiction novel which was not historically accurate.
Aug
17
comment Did Antarctica remain entirely unvisited by humans until the early 19th century?
I think I already asked something similar.