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Sep
30
revised Did any armies systemically favor axes/hammers over swords?
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Sep
30
comment Have there been any joint US-Russia/Soviet military engagements post WW II?
AFAIK the both supported Iraq against Iran, but only indirectly.
Sep
25
comment Why didn't Roman emperors have harems?
Why the emperors could not have several formal wives if they wanted all children to be in full right?
Sep
17
answered Were the “hussars” that Jan Sobieski used at the battle of Vienna actually elite troops?
Sep
17
comment Were the “hussars” that Jan Sobieski used at the battle of Vienna actually elite troops?
Polish hussars are not the same as Russian hussars, entirely! Polish hussars are a kind of (super)heavy cavalry, while Russian hussars and hussars in other countries (hungary, germany etc) are a kind of lignt cavalry.
Sep
15
comment Why was the Soviet Union unable to stop the violence in Nagorno-Karabakh?
What Soviet intervention in Chechnya do u mean?
Sep
11
comment What made early 20th-century Vienna such an incubator for various intellectual activities?
What about invention of masochism?
Sep
10
comment WWII - Russian victory over Germany
Note that Germans managed to take only 6% of Soviet territory at greatest extent. The Sovies had a lot of space to retreat.
Sep
10
comment What is the basis of Russian criticism of Antony Beevor's work?
@Oldcat methyl alcohol is a separate episode.
Sep
8
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Sep
7
revised When did the hypocrisy to call a dictatorship “free, democratic, republic etc.” start?
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Sep
6
comment How widespread was literacy in classical Greek in Europe during the medieval period?
What is Bysan?..
Sep
6
reviewed Approve Why did the Nazis target Jehovah's Witnesses?
Sep
6
answered Why did the Nazis target Jehovah's Witnesses?
Sep
5
comment Given their reputation for fighting to the last man in the Pacific, why did 700,000 Japanese troops surrender in Manchuria?
@jwenting they could disbelive the radio transmissions.
Sep
4
comment Why did the USSR switch from 1524 mm gauge to 1520 mm gauge in the late 1960's?
If they modified only the cars they could end up with the cars not able to roll the current rails because the tolerancies of the existing rails were wider.
Sep
4
answered Why did the USSR switch from 1524 mm gauge to 1520 mm gauge in the late 1960's?
Sep
3
answered Has a government ever been elected with the full 100% of the votes?
Sep
2
comment Were non German soldiers treated differently than German soldiers in the German army during the Great War?
What "great war" do you mean?
Aug
25
revised Was there a constitutional mechanism to overturn the election of Adolf Hitler?
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