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Apr
8
comment In current times is it impossible to win a war if the people of invaded country are determined not to lose?
Cloutswits said that, the side most willing to give up everything will win.
Apr
5
comment If the Iraq War was because of their oil, has the US achieved their war aims
China and Russia both vetoed action in Syria because they didn't want America to think that they could over-through any government they felt like. +1.
Apr
4
comment What happens after a widespread social chaos?
You speak of political freedom as if its holy and of utmost importance, and yet, many states might be benefited by a benevolent dictator. There is a difference between Democracy and Constitutional Liberalism, the first, used to select a leader, and the next, the idea of protecting rights. In Hong Kong, a Special Administrative Region of China, people don't vote for their Chief Executive, (there are a group of 1000 people from various industries who vote) but yet, it is very good at protecting peoples rights.
Apr
2
comment Why did the Soviet Union get 3 seats in the UN?
25%...Never Again
Apr
2
comment Third Reich? What were the other two?
I love the title :)
Apr
2
comment Why is Christopher Columbus credited for “discovering” America?
"Christopher Columbus and his crew were the first people of the Old World during the historical to make a discovery of the Americas that had macro-historical importance." Well put +1
Apr
2
comment What was the most important cause of the Second World War?
So what you are saying is WW2 was caused by expansionism and nationalism (just like WW1) right? Good answer. +1
Apr
2
comment What was the most important cause of the Second World War?
Really? I never knew that, I'd better brush up on my pre WW2 history again.
Apr
1
comment What kind of heavy horses did the Manchu use?
Oh ya, and at times, infantry weapons were longer, and at times they were shorter, till finally, everyone used guns. Hypothesis, Antithesis, Synthesis.
Apr
1
comment What kind of heavy horses did the Manchu use?
In the west, knights "couched" their lances meaning that they just aimed their lace at the infantry and braced it. Cavalry's power didn't come from the lance, but their ability to smash through the enemy ranks, create a hole, let the infantry exploit it, and run down the routers. In Agincourt, the English won because the French cavalry couldn't get enough momentum from their cavalry to smash enemy lines. Cavalry isn't there to be in a prolonged fight, but instead used as shock troops, meaning that all that mattered was the horse hitting and braking a hole in the enemy ranks.
Mar
30
comment Why did Canada not join the American Revolution?
Only 13 up votes for such a good answer...
Mar
27
comment Did King George III turn his back on John Adams and Thomas Jefferson?
Based on the info you've gathered, I'd say George III did.
Mar
25
comment Was there ever any organization of thieves or pickpockets?
Good answer, never thought of the Roman pirates. +1
Mar
25
comment Was there ever any organization of thieves or pickpockets?
Most thieves tended to be poor people who didn't have enough to eat. Most were caught and killed. Could you set a time period and place? In the times of Alfred the Great and in England, thieves were usually caught and hung. Most societies tended to look down upon thieves for obvious reasons and so, tended not to have god dedicated to helping thieves. If I were you, I'd take creative liberties. Hope that helped.
Mar
24
comment Good online sources for historical maps
yes they do: euratlas.net/antique/cartography/index.html
Mar
24
comment What happens after a widespread social chaos?
+1 for the russia and hard to fix point. -1 for try out democracy. Though democracy is great and all, not all places are ready for it. Sun Yat Sen of China tried to implement a republic/democracy, and people just abused the system. In Egypt, democracy gave them an OK leader (I think his name was Nazzar) but then, they got Mubarak. If we look at the USA, and their rise to democracy, we'd notice that they had had several decades of a democracy under the Brits. In some places democracy works, In others, the culture hampers it, and I personally dont know if democracy will work in Tunisia. Sorry.
Mar
21
comment Resources on the History of African Civilization
Great god of google :) +1
Mar
20
comment Private firms (aka mercenaries) as a police force
From not being able to up vote to 435 rep in a week or so. Pretty good. :)
Mar
19
comment What kind of heavy horses did the Manchu use?
yes, or all cavalry would be obsolete
Mar
18
comment Were British fears of Russia using Afghanistan as a staging post for an invasion of India unfounded?
I'd say that both nations thought that it could be used, but in reality, if they had ever gon to war, the shear size of the land from India to Russia was so large, it would be a war of attrition.