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Nov
29
comment Is the Sri Lankan Civil War really over?
@ReliableSource, There have been no formal successions or any form of organization after the LTTE was beaten. Most of these conflicts are spontaneous, without much leadership, much like the riots in Lahore, Pakistan, or India. Because there is no leadership or secession, there is no civil war going on.
Nov
28
comment Did Napoleon ever visit Modern Israel?
I believe that the Napoleonothecake was, by asking about Israel, asking about the region that Israel currently occupies today.
Nov
28
comment Did Napoleon ever visit Modern Israel?
I'm going to remove the Daniel 11:40 section as it doesn't really have much to do with Napoleon. You can always change it back if you want, however, if you do, please specify why it is relevant.
Nov
25
comment How was Israel able to build a powerful military within days of the formation of the state?
@MonsterTruck. I never though of the infrastructure, but now that I do, it does make sense.
Nov
25
comment How was Israel able to build a powerful military within days of the formation of the state?
@MonsterTruck, but how did the brigades fill up again when all the British left, or were the brigades made mainly up of locals?
Nov
25
comment Did the fights in the Ip Man movie series actually occur in real life?
Luke, he was referring to both movies, Ip man 1 and 2 as the General is in movie one and Twister is in movie two. Other than that, a great answer.
Nov
24
comment Oldest known international sporting event
Final vote, reopened!
Nov
24
comment How was Israel able to build a powerful military within days of the formation of the state?
According to Wikipedia, it was mass conscription.
Nov
24
comment How was Israel able to build a powerful military within days of the formation of the state?
@MonsterTruck, Wouldn't the army have been mostly British? I'd have thought that Britain would have pulled out along with their army.
Nov
23
comment How did the monks whose job was to copy books react to Gutenberg's printing press?
Wow, I didn't think that anyone could write a good answer on this question, but this one is very good!
Nov
21
comment Has the US Congress's power to declare war been rendered superfluous by recent conflicts?
@MichaelF, your comment looks like it could make an answer.
Nov
21
comment Where can I find information about prior Israel/Gaza conflicts?
I think that the FAQ disallows asking for reference images. However, I'm no moderator.
Nov
20
comment Credibility of “Mao: The Unknown Story”
@YannisRizos, The wikipedia page is great, but it's not very specific, however, I did not follow the citations.
Nov
20
comment What are laws regarding corruption in China, and how effective are they?
@ReliableSource. The FAQ wasn't very clear, but it did have the line "Factual current political history questions" in the "is about" section, however, I think what throws people off is the fact that you've put, "I will be traveling there soon," in your question.
Nov
20
comment What are laws regarding corruption in China, and how effective are they?
Welcome to History.Stackexchange.
Nov
20
comment What factors contributed to the rise of national monarchies in the high middle ages?
I'll give it a shot..check back in a few weeks. :)
Nov
19
comment Underground Tunnels in New York City and Boston
Skeptics.Stackexchange?
Nov
19
comment General Sherman's March to the Sea
Welcome to History.Stackexchange
Nov
14
comment After the American Civil War, which states had the most problems with rejoining the Union?
I hope I've cleared it up with my edit.
Nov
13
comment Why did the the East-Pakistanis oppose Urdu as their national language while Indians accepted Hindi as theirs?
@BROY, No I'm just policing. My knowledge of India and Pakistan is not very good. Sorry.