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Aug
25
revised Why is the USA the world's strongest country?
Corrected grammar
Aug
25
revised Why is the USA the world's strongest country?
added the two power standard hyperlink, and added a space
Aug
25
answered Why is the USA the world's strongest country?
Aug
25
suggested approved edit on Why is the USA the world's strongest country?
Aug
25
comment What options India had other than getting its independence from Britain?
Sorry, I guess the edit didn't go through.
Aug
23
suggested rejected edit on What options India had other than getting its independence from Britain?
Aug
23
comment What options India had other than getting its independence from Britain?
@NicolasRaoul I'll edit it.
Aug
21
comment What options India had other than getting its independence from Britain?
Why the down-vote?
Aug
21
comment Why Americans like to enroll in military services despite huge risks involved?
@TomAu, I think this is slightly wrong. If anything, the US had one of the most legal and "happy" revolutions ever. In fact, you could say that China is a bloodier place since the Boxer rebellion, Taiping rebellion, Civil war...were all bloodier than Americans wars. To combat you quotes, I quote Mao Zi Dong: "A revolution is not the same as inviting people to dinner...A revolution is an act of violence by which one class overthroughs another. But, China is not a blood thirsty place, nether is America. Anything can be stated and backed up with rationalization, but rationalization is a fallacy.
Aug
21
comment Obama: Syria chemical weapons are a ‘red line’
@harold Because 1) China and Russia don't want anyone to interfere (because it could be used as a president for invading Authoritarian regims stated above) 2) Syria hasn't used the weapons yet.
Aug
21
answered What options India had other than getting its independence from Britain?
Aug
19
comment Farming societies without calendars
@MichaelF My thoughts exactly; without a calendar, when would you know when to plant your crops.
Aug
19
comment When and why China started to make a difference in the superpower arena?
@RISwampYankee This is why China needs to get rid of American bonds. :)
Aug
18
comment When and why China started to make a difference in the superpower arena?
@EduardFlorinescu, I'd say during Deng Xiao Pings rule. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deng_Xiaoping
Aug
18
comment Was there a noble cause to Genghis Khan's campaign?
@T.E.D. Easy, he cared about the nations he conquered and decided to raise their populations! :)
Aug
18
comment How was beer production affected by the war during WW2?
The men were all fighting, who was to drink beer? :)
Aug
17
comment What historical conditions (culture, technology, events, etc.) contributed to China's current lead in population?
I'm not sure that sanitation, hygiene, and medical culture was the cause at all. According to Geroffry Blainy, in his book A Very Short History Of the World, The black death of 1348 was not unique. It must have struck centuries earlier in Asia or Africa, but it left behind no detailed record of it's casualties." Blainy, though I cannot find it, also mentions a huge Chinese city hit by a plague, and lost much of it's population.
Aug
3
comment Book on history of international trade
Assent Of Money?
Aug
3
comment Why is the Ping Yuen river in Hong Kong called River Ganges?
Very good answer, and very good translation. +1
Aug
3
comment Why is the Ping Yuen river in Hong Kong called River Ganges?
I was unable to find British sources, so I'm going to delete my answer. Sorry I couldn't help.