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Apr
10
comment How did the United States penal system evolve?
I think this could be an interesting question if you framed it more to focus on the historical issues at play, and if you chose either: 1) why the US has capital punishment, or 2) why the US has such a high prison population. The question in it's current form is not really workable.
Apr
10
comment Looking for historical names of Sea's mountains rivers
We are going to need much more information from your question to even begin answering it.
Mar
31
comment During the Great Depression, roughly what proportion of Americans lived below the World Bank PPP $1.25/day poverty line?
@RazieMah I undeleted the comments. Upon a second reading the comments were more productive then I realized; however, the comments section is not really the best avenue for this type of prolonged discussion. This is is in part why we have the chat room.
Mar
31
comment During the Great Depression, roughly what proportion of Americans lived below the World Bank PPP $1.25/day poverty line?
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Mar
22
comment Warship Identification Needed
Those are Ford Model Ts on the road next to the ship. I'm not sure what year they are, but they don't look like original ones, so you are probably looking at some time from the 20s - 30s I think.
Mar
22
comment Why does the United States keep using “old” date representations and imperial system, while being in the minority?
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Jan
27
comment Economic effects of the Cuban Revolution
@EmilioGort so in the picture you posted the man is holding up his ration card at a store where he can get the supplies he has been allocated. Is that correct?
Jan
27
comment Economic effects of the Cuban Revolution
@EmilioGort will you please explain what is going on in the picture you posted? Thank you.
Dec
18
comment How were the borders of small European principalities maintained or secured?
this question is a bit broad as currently worded. can you focus it some? right now you are focused on territoriality, travel restrictions, and popular opinion.
Nov
21
comment Has a foreign power ever sought to compel another country to abide by international law by means of that country's internal judiciary?
fair enough, but the answer is still no. countries do not do that for the legal reasons laid out above. Well, let me be more precise. I know of no COMMON LAW countries that do that. I suppose CIVIL LAW countries may be different, but the principles of sovereignty are fairly uniform across civil and common law countries, and have been since the time of Grotius.
Nov
21
comment Has a foreign power ever sought to compel another country to abide by international law by means of that country's internal judiciary?
@LennartRegebro that doesn't change the analysis, or the answer. France has never sued the US in US courts to force the US to do something, etc.
Oct
9
comment Most significant Congressional Leaders in US History?
Asking for the "why" were they powerful seems to invite a list which isn't really what we aim for in questions.
Oct
9
comment Most significant Congressional Leaders in US History?
@Mr.A I think if you restructured the question to be focused on the WHY leadership positions in the House or Senate are powerful that might help your question out. I like the spirit of the question, but it's wording is a little problematic.
Sep
10
comment Why are the democracies of France, Israel and India rated “Flawed Democracies”?
Unfortunately this question is too old to migrate, so remain here on history, but closed.
Sep
10
comment Historical causes of the civil wars in Lebanon, Iraq, and Syria?
@LennartRegebro your answer would be improved by the inclusion of some references.
Sep
8
comment What major historical event opened the door to the passage of a homesteading bill?
You need to reformat this as a question. You just posted text from the national archives: archives.gov/education/lessons/homestead-act If you don't reformat the question into a question, we'll have to delete your question.
Aug
20
comment What caused the rise of the mobile (cell) phone in the USA?
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Aug
20
comment What caused the rise of the mobile (cell) phone in the USA?
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Aug
6
comment Is there a correlation between the colonial power and the stability/success of the post colonial state?
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Aug
6
comment Is there a correlation between the colonial power and the stability/success of the post colonial state?
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