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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 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 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 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.
Feb
20
comment Why does Europe have so few skyscrapers compared to East Asia?
@jwenting, yup, but I didn't want to take away from my original point, however, this is documented in answers below this one.
Feb
17
comment Hitler's Religion or Atheism
@Anixx, I don't think you understood my comment. I am not denying he was a Christian nor am I saying he was atheist, but rather we need sources.
Feb
17
comment Hitler's Religion or Atheism
@Anixx, Couldn't someone turn that around and say "he was atheist, what proof do you need?" We are a history forum, we need sources, we need proof.
Feb
4
comment Was a technological advantage more effective in European warfare than in China's history?
In China, the use of land mines defeated a Mongol army. Mean while, in the Zulu war, the British, with maximun guns were almost wiped out by a group of men armed with spears.
Feb
4
comment What is the meaning behind Thomas Nast's political cartoon “Compromise--Indeed!”?
@ReliableSource, Politics is back?
Feb
2
comment Why did Fakhr-al-Din seek a treaty with Tuscany, of all places?
I cannot answer this, but thanks for asking it, it's lead me to learn some very cool things. +1
Jan
30
comment Was Christianity legalized during the Meiji Restoration?
He could have made them two different questions.
Jan
29
comment Why has bidet use not spread to the northern countries of Europe?
So, it's putting the emphasis somewhere else. The first one had the emphasis on washing your anus and the form I suggested had more of an emphasis history. To use a coding analogy (not that I'm qualified :) ), it doen't matter where you put the pointer astrix, but it definitely helps readability.
Jan
28
comment Is there a link between national debt/trade deficit and starting a war?
War has definitely been used to take peoples minds off of governmental problems, including debt. Take a look at Henry V's part of the 100 Year war and the Falklands war.
Jan
23
comment Why has bidet use not spread to the northern countries of Europe?
As kubanczyk said, the question isn't really on topic. What does washing your anus have to do with History? However, you probably could change the question to something like, "What historical reason did the bidet..." That might work.
Jan
23
comment First time the sail ship technology took off
"When did sail ships take off" As I read that, I saw in my head, two ships flying through the air.
Jan
18
comment What is the state of the art historical analysis of claims that Carthaginians discovered America?
Well, I'm torn on this one. However, it is a nice question...
Jan
18
comment What is the state of the art historical analysis of claims that Carthaginians discovered America?
Skeptics anyone?