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comment Are any civil wars — other than the American Civil War — commonly reenacted?
I think Russian civil war is commonly reenacted.
May
20
comment Why did wheat become the dominant food culture?
Have you counted raw dandelions or dried up and have you taken into account its roots?
May
17
comment Why have some territorial annexations been rejected by the international community?
I like this question, I want to answer.
May
9
comment Does any evidence exist that suggests Hitler’s primary reason for declaring war on America was an attempt to draw Japan into his war with Russia?
Arguably attacking the US fleet with submarines was not detrimental to the Germany's efforts in the USSR. Just the opposite: it helped to cut the supply lines.
May
5
comment How do historians decide who to refer to as 'the allies?'
Allies = (our) allies, the good guys. See here: english.stackexchange.com/questions/38326/…
May
5
comment Why didn't “Europe” support the Byzantine Empire against the Turks?
Venice was always against the Byzantines, It was them who lured the Crusaders to Constantinople. It seems you are confusing them with Genoa who indeed helped a bit.
May
4
comment Did early nineteenth century commoners know their royalty?
News about cardinals? Well, I am sure news about cardinals and bishops never were as important as those about the government even at the height of the Church influence in the Middle Ages. Unless said cardinals were also the ministers at the same time, like Mazarin or Richelieu.
May
4
comment Did early nineteenth century commoners know their royalty?
@Tacy Stine this depends on the age, it is possible to assume that a child or a teenager of say 14, especially a girl may not be interested in politics and not know who the head of state is or may confuse the things badly.
May
2
comment Did early nineteenth century commoners know their royalty?
Of course they knew, very well even in middle ages, not to say nineteenth century when there were a lot of periodic newspapers, wall newspapers, books and other media.
May
1
comment Other than China, on which countries' banknotes is the same individual shown?
What about Thailand? I am not really sure.
May
1
comment What kind of armor did the soldiers use in pre-gunpowder Southeast Asia?
I think at least some armor would be very useful against poitioned projectiles, compared to bare chest.
May
1
comment Did Hitler plan a war with his allies?
@Alex Poland jointly with Germany partitioned Chechoslovakia before that. Denmark was effectively an occupied country. Thy broke only when Germany demanded to introduce capital punishment for not obeying German requests.
Apr
14
comment Did Stalin believe Israel would go communist?
"people neither join the communist camp nor enter the prison camp voluntarily" - there are a lot of Communist countries who became Communist independently of any external force. Yugoslavia, Cuba, China, Albania etc.
Apr
14
comment Did Hongwu Emperor flay 5000 women, and why?
Sorry for my English but what meaning of the verb "flay" is meant? Removing the skin or flagellation?
Apr
13
comment What is / are the specific reason(s) for Vyacheslav Molotov's fall from grace with Joseph Stalin?
He was married to that woman before the war as well...
Apr
9
comment When did the Soviet Union stop blaming the Entente for WW2?
Definitely OP knows about this speech.
Apr
9
comment When did the Soviet Union stop blaming the Entente for WW2?
This totally does not answer the question. Why on Earth you even put it here?
Apr
8
comment When did the Soviet Union stop blaming the Entente for WW2?
@T.E.D. anyway, the translation seems to be redunant as the questioner seems to be fluent in Russian.
Apr
8
comment Soviet reaction to Battle of the Denmark Strait
@Rohit they are mostly "German information agency says" - "Reuters says".
Apr
8
comment When did the Soviet Union stop blaming the Entente for WW2?
Can you please bring a source where start of WWII was blamed on the Entente exclusively? Can you please bring an evidence that the USSR switched to blame Germany exclusively after 1941? It seems your premise is somewhat imprecise. I think the change may be happened in 1970s or 1980s.