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Jun
29
comment Medieval Saharan Caravan Navigation
@mart A very nice custom, it is a pleasure to read about such. It is like the custom to leave food, water and wood in the forest cabins in Sweden and in Siberia. Usually people are much more kind to each other in the harsh surrounding - if not, they simply die out.
Jun
29
comment How do Tamahagane, Damascus, and Toledo Steel compare?
@Greg I collected this info while buying some work knives the last year. I am afraid that now I would need to find these sources the same way as you. And -alas- most of them anyway were in Czech language. But I have seen a nice article on the subject in English a week ago - cracked.com/…
Jun
11
comment How did modern border security and crossing bureaucracy develop?
@Bregalad Then don't forget to define the contemporary format, please. And this won't help with the multiquestion problem. In such situations I prefer rather than propose the closing, to answer one of the subquestions thinking that somebody else will answer the others.
Jun
11
comment How did modern border security and crossing bureaucracy develop?
@Bregalad Then the question should be simply closed, as several questions in one (crossing, visa, pass...) and as undefined - for nobody can say what OP means by modern
May
28
comment When did husbands & wives start sharing bedrooms?
@jwenting I see. Now the question is absolutely different. And has sense. But my answer is correct for the old content. So, I can only add info to the current.
May
28
comment When did husbands & wives start sharing bedrooms?
@jwenting He is asking when they left the separate bedrooms and started to sleep in shared. But for that they had to sleep in separate ones sometimes. Somebody had seen too much pink films on "high society".
May
28
comment When did husbands & wives start sharing bedrooms?
@CGCampbell youtube.com/watch?v=FQtZ_aKGcdI
May
28
comment When did husbands & wives start sharing bedrooms?
The whole question is taking on the presumption that some country the author is from is a whole world. I need not to support by references the fact of existence of the outer world. If you need them, it is the problem of your strange community. Look any document film about how usual people live in Africa, in China, in India, in Japan. Or better try to live at least a pair of years there. But the time spent in an european hotel can not be taken into account!
Apr
13
comment Has a foreign power ever sought to compel another country to abide by international law by means of that country's internal judiciary?
@ihtkwot I have read your arguments. They are very weak. Too many errors. I'll mention two of them. You have forgotten that states could make an agreement that the discussions connected to some questions could be solved in some foretold court of one of these states or of some third state. And it is used. Your second great fallacy is that you don't understand that the law system of USA is not the sole one in the world.
Apr
10
comment Has a foreign power ever sought to compel another country to abide by international law by means of that country's internal judiciary?
@ihtkwot Sorry, I do not agree. Never a country really participates in the process. It could be SAID that it is a country, but always it is a government or much more often it is some much smaller official structure. In USA they call it STATE, but in other countries different language could be used. But the sense remains the same. So, a process of some official structure of one country against another official structure of another country should be enough as an example. And if you do not agree that my example will be just the case, can you provide at least SOME arguments against it?
Apr
9
comment Has a foreign power ever sought to compel another country to abide by international law by means of that country's internal judiciary?
@ihtkwot It could be. And in 1/3 of cases it will be. But in another 1/3 cases it will be the dispute between American and French state structures. The last 1/3 covers three-side disputes.
Feb
23
comment Has a foreign power ever sought to compel another country to abide by international law by means of that country's internal judiciary?
@ihtkwot I thought I have this explained... Maybe that is the problem of my English... 1. Any state has a Customs law or a set of such. And all of them have some mutual Customs Treaties. 2. Let it be USA, if you wish. If the France Ministry of Defense is buying something from Lockheed, the goods are passing the USA customs. If there is some serious misunderstanding, it is solved according to the law by the court. Where is the problem?
Feb
20
comment Has a foreign power ever sought to compel another country to abide by international law by means of that country's internal judiciary?
1. The first meaning of the world state is "country". So, of course, I meant independent states. 2. Your comment does not contain any arguments against mine, so, it is irrelevant, let alone its being a fact.
Oct
22
comment When did the parole of prisoners of war become unacceptable?
@Lohoris Yes. These "barbaric" states took a honest world very seriously. I have read about cases when they went into beforehand lost battles in order not to give such word.
Jun
30
comment Are there cases of U.S. Founding Fathers burning flags of other nations?
Sorry, but a flag of a regiment or other military unit was very important thing for the regiment far before nationalism. So, a flag could be destroyed because of some deeds of a unit. It WOULD be taken as a punishment. And that flag was a state flag of the appropriate state. But of course, it was not a NATION flag, for there were no nations.
Jun
4
comment Could an enlisted soldier in German Imperial Army get rank above Gefreiter?
It should be so, because I remember from Hindenburg biography that he despised Hitler for reaching only Gefreiter rank in such a great war. I think, German marshal should know the rules...
Jun
3
comment Could an enlisted soldier in German Imperial Army get rank above Gefreiter?
So, it seems, the wiki errs: that rule worked only in peace times. So, it could not work till 1918, but only till 1914.
May
29
comment Could an enlisted soldier in German Imperial Army get rank above Gefreiter?
@Kobunite Thank you. I have read the article, too. The problem is, how erroneous is it. As for your message, I know that volunteers had special rights to become an officer later. But never had I read that you had to be a volunteer to become a corporal.
Feb
28
comment Most fought over piece of land?
The question asks the most years with war. It doesn't say anything on how many battles there were in one year.
Feb
28
comment Most fought over piece of land?
All destroys, sieges and capturing started from attack. And 55 attacks? Not much really. In Stalingrad there were several attacks a day in many places and the uninterrupted battle lasted 23 August 1942 – 2 February 1943. All victim of Jerusalem's battles would fit into one Stalingrad's day. All battles of the far past were merely a handful of combats in comparison with WWI and II.