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Nov
13
comment Why did the the East-Pakistanis oppose Urdu as their national language while Indians accepted Hindi as theirs?
@BROY I don't really understand the last line of your question. What does "Was it Indian conspiracy or docile Indian people or Ignorance of East Pakistani population?" mean?
Nov
12
comment WWI trench tactics using shields?
My god! People actually created armored shields!
Nov
4
comment Who turned the (originally) “anti-slavery” GOP into the “pro-business” party?
@DVK, What you have said makes complete sense, but, the only people who can be elected are the people who are more moderate; the people who appeal to both parties. The majority of the GOP even if socially conservative, knows that they only rout into office is through a moderate candidate. However, what you said did make sense, I guess, what I should have said was that the amount of social conservatives within the GOP is rising as the amount of business conservatives are falling, with the result that the media hounding areas of the party are very socially conservative.
Oct
31
comment How did shells, bones, and other trinkets work as currency?
Money is about trust. Today, it's "God" we trust, but really the treasury. Shells and bones are also based on trust. If everyone said that a bone was worth 3 shells, then everyone could use that as currency. However, it is different from bartering; I'll give you a horse for 12 packs of grain. That was not trust, but how much of the other you really needed or wanted.
Oct
30
comment Has the accounting services industry ever been disrupted in the U.S.?
@StevenDrennon It's borderline...I'll stay neutral on this one. :)
Oct
30
comment Has the accounting services industry ever been disrupted in the U.S.?
Why the close votes
Oct
27
comment Is there any history magazine like “Foreign Policy” for politics?
Welcome to History, your question is a bit off topic as you are not allowed, among many things defined in the FAQ, to ask for reference material, so, it may have to be closed.
Oct
27
comment Since the 20th century, how many diplomats from all countries have been killed during peace time?
@ihtkwot. Oh! Thats thats a lot harder. :)
Oct
27
comment Since the 20th century, how many diplomats from all countries have been killed during peace time?
@ihtkwot, Here is a link to all American ambassadors killed; en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
Oct
26
comment Which battle enabled Andrew Jackson to become the President of USA?
I've changed the title; there was only one American Civil War.
Oct
26
comment Which city was attacked by Nazi-German war flights in India during WW2?
Welcome to History.Stack-Exhcange. I've made several edits and changed the question slightly so that it fits the QA a bit better.
Oct
26
comment Since the 20th century, how many diplomats from all countries have been killed during peace time?
Do you mean diplomats killed not while fighting, or diplomats killed while America was not involved in a war? Also, what about the Cold War and the Vietnam War "police action?" +1
Oct
25
comment To what extent was China unified?
That was exactly what I was referring to. :)
Oct
22
comment Why were there “hussars” all across Europe?
Much better than my answer, only, I'm very sure that an uhlan is the same as a lancer only in a different language. +1
Oct
22
comment Who turned the (originally) “anti-slavery” GOP into the “pro-business” party?
The GOP today is dominated by social conservatives, not businessmen...
Oct
21
comment Why were there “hussars” all across Europe?
I actually don't know. My guess is that the heavy hussars became obsolete, became light hussars, and the name spread around the world, but again, I don't know.
Oct
21
comment Microsocial behaviour 500 years ago in western societies
If you could add more detail, it would be great. By detail, I mean, what food customs differed? Did they eat marrow with straws, did they lie down and eat like Romans did? The answer would be very good with more detail.
Oct
20
comment Destruction of WTC: is this version somehow substatinated?
Should this go on skeptics?
Oct
20
comment Was the Church of St Simeon the Elder at Aleppo built while Simeon was still alive or decades after his death?
Welcome to History Stack-Exchange. Great question, +1
Oct
19
comment To what extent was China unified?
Have you by any chance read the book, "Benevolent Chinese Emperors"? (Something like that anyway.)