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asked How big was the IMF loan Britain received in the 1970's?
Apr
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comment What were common reasons people attended executions in mid 1930s.?
Extended contacts of victims' family may still attend by invitation in Texas: tdcj.state.tx.us/faq/faq_victim_viewing_execution.html
Apr
27
comment How did people categorize each other in the middle ages, how did racism work?
What about members of autonomous collectives? youtube.com/watch?v=-8bqQ-C1PSE
Apr
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awarded  Autobiographer
Apr
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reviewed Excellent Can anyone identify this warship?
Apr
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awarded  Custodian
Apr
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reviewed Satisfactory What killed Takeda Shingen?
Jan
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comment Why did the Italians (and to some extent Jewish & Irish) dominate organized crime in the US in the 20th century?
@MarkC.Wallace I think the problem is that such a group's activities would be defined as crimes in order to deprive them of power (and legal protection against abuse).
Jan
5
comment Cult related law made in US
...by relocating to Guyana (in South America). No US law could reach them there. - Interestingly no longer the case as as least tax and "national security" legislation have a global reach these days.
Dec
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awarded  Nice Question
Dec
26
asked Did the bounty on bin Laden ever get paid?
Dec
24
comment How large were the East India Company armed forces?
Thanks, very interesting. Using its peak size, it looks like it would be the 20th largest army in the world if it were around today: globalfirepower.com/active-military-manpower.asp.
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awarded  Scholar
Dec
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accepted How large were the East India Company armed forces?
Dec
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awarded  Student
Dec
22
asked How large were the East India Company armed forces?
Dec
21
comment What is the largest overnight depreciation?
I'd expect it to be at a period of record inflation. Candidates are Weimar Republic 1923, Hungary 1946 or Zimbabwe 2009.
Nov
29
comment Why did the Italians (and to some extent Jewish & Irish) dominate organized crime in the US in the 20th century?
WASPs dominated the legitimate political power. Other groups had use other means...
Oct
22
comment What is the current U.S. monetary standard?
It may be more accurate, and add a historical element, to add its role as the world's reserve currency and the agreement for this at Bretton Woods