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Apr
10
comment Viking culture: unhygienic use of water bowl
I know, don't worry. :)
Apr
10
comment Viking culture: unhygienic use of water bowl
I feel sick now. :(
Apr
10
comment Looking for info on an (epicly) failed British Special Forces mission
I just read a book on this, but I couldn't remember the name! Great answer by the way.
Apr
9
comment Could the Confederates have done better at Gettysburg if they had put cavalry in front of, rather than behind, Pickett's charge?
@T.E.D. How about the Charge of the Heavy Brigade during the Battle of Balaclava?
Apr
9
comment Did Marco Polo really play Weiqi (Go)?
I'm sure that he was one of the only western players of go until the 20th century.
Mar
19
comment What incentives are in place for American soldiers to go fight in Iraq?
@TomAu, fair point.
Mar
19
revised What incentives are in place for American soldiers to go fight in Iraq?
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Mar
19
comment What incentives are in place for American soldiers to go fight in Iraq?
@TomAu, ah, I get it, for many people who would otherwise have to resort to illegal and dangerous forms of making a living, the Armed Forces is a safer alternative. Well, that has made me change my vote.
Mar
19
comment What is the real story of the Lion of Gripsholm Castle?
No one can say that you havent done your research. :)
Mar
19
comment Why have wheat and rice been consumed in different forms?
Wheat has been made into noodles...
Mar
19
comment What was the main diet of pre-agricultural Asians?
Actually, in the modern day, up in Northern China, rice is not the staple food; they eat noodles and buns, which are usually (there are rice noodles) are made from materials other than rice.
Mar
19
comment What incentives are in place for American soldiers to go fight in Iraq?
Are you really arguing that being a soldier is less dangerous that having a civilian job like a programmer or historian?
Mar
7
comment What uniforms did each of the American Civil War regiment wear during First Bull Run / First Manassas
Welcome to History.Stackexchange, I'm looking forward to the answer too.
Feb
28
comment How compare the rights and conditions of the American slaves to those of Russian serfs?
Well done Wędrychowski.
Feb
25
comment Motivation Behind the USSR Assisting China's Nuclear Program
@NathanCooper, I just spent 20 min reading that page. It was quite interesting. :)
Feb
25
comment Motivation Behind the USSR Assisting China's Nuclear Program
They are? Could you provide a source or two, not only to prove this, but also to give us a starting point to research. Oh, and welcome to History SE.
Feb
24
comment The history of the idea that lack of moral censure leads to decline
The old blame the young's moral laxity, the young blame the old's inaction.
Feb
23
comment Why Canada failed to emerge as a Great Power like UK or France?
makes sense, I guess I could have phrased it with a bit more diplomacy.
Feb
21
comment Why Canada failed to emerge as a Great Power like UK or France?
Not all powers on the G-7 are world powers.
Feb
21
comment Why Canada failed to emerge as a Great Power like UK or France?
Germany did emerge as a power twice, but it was defeated twice. Italy? As Bismarck said, Italy has a large appetite, but not the teeth to eat. Spain? It was, then it was destroyed by inflation.