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Dec
10
revised What is the basis of Russian criticism of Antony Beevor's work?
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Dec
10
answered What is the basis of Russian criticism of Antony Beevor's work?
Dec
10
comment Stalingrad - the German perspective?
@Felix Goldberg yes. Create a question, please, and I will answer.
Dec
10
comment Chinese Hundred Schools of Thought and Ancient Greek Philosophy
@Yannis Rizos, does it mean he references Greek philosophy? LOL.
Dec
10
comment Stalingrad - the German perspective?
@Felix Goldberg I read some controversial pieces by him.
Dec
10
comment Stalingrad - the German perspective?
@Felix Goldberg I do not know, I did not read his books.
Dec
10
comment Stalingrad - the German perspective?
@Felix Goldberg I just know what he writes and what sources he uses. He is not historian. He is propagandist.
Dec
10
comment Stalingrad - the German perspective?
Beevor is revisionist and anti-Soviet propagandist. You should not expect anything different from him.
Dec
10
comment Was “Blitzkrieg” at least partly intended for trapping the Jews?
@Jake Jay Arguably Hitler at the time already knew that he will invade Poland.
Dec
9
answered Chinese Hundred Schools of Thought and Ancient Greek Philosophy
Dec
8
comment How is Gaddafi viewed outside the West?
Libya's weaponry also was quite outdated (compared to Syria for example). He did not have moders anti-air missiles, and even for those weapons that he had he did not pay in time.
Dec
7
comment How is Gaddafi viewed outside the West?
Libya had quite small army for a country of its size. What's the basis for a claim that he spent on military? On the other hand, huge spending on medical care are quite well documented.
Dec
7
comment How many Samurai killed themselves?
@Felix Goldberg I added part of the comment to the answer.
Dec
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revised How many Samurai killed themselves?
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Dec
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comment Did Germany have treaties imposed upon it after WWII that mirrored the weight of the Treaty of Versailles?
"and would only use its troops in relation to United Nations authorized military actions." - which was infringed upon in the Yugoslavian war.
Dec
7
comment How many Samurai killed themselves?
@Felix Goldberg The matter was not due to social expectations but because the family of a samurai who was executed forcefully would be stripped of privileges and possessions. So often the superior just sent a letter to the samurai from which it was clear that he wanted him to commit suicide. The letter could be kept secret. The samurai then committed suicide as if it was voluntary. But he knew that if he did not do so, he would be killed anyway and his family suffer.
Dec
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comment How many Samurai killed themselves?
@Felix Goldberg my answer was to point out that in many cases when samurai seemingly killed themselves due to dishonor, actually they were forced to do so. Sometimes they were self-executing following orders rather than suiciding. Sometimes the orders to kill themselves could be secret so that the self-killing appeared to be due to shame. This impacts on the numbers.
Dec
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comment How is Gaddafi viewed outside the West?
@Felix Goldberg of course, no. It you want to have an answer, create the question.
Dec
7
comment Were there bows employed by tribes living in the desert, and if so, what were they made of?
@DVK and your impresson of oasises is wrong. Oasises are usually cities and towns, not just bus stops with three palms.
Dec
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comment How is Gaddafi viewed outside the West?
@Felix Goldberg this deserves a separate question, I think.