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Jun
22
comment What were the six Mubarak assassination attempts?
Mubarak was wounded during Sadat's assassination in 1981. I'm not sure if the Wikipedia article includes this one or not.
Jun
21
comment How does the amount of equipment carried by various historical infantries compare?
@T.E.D. - Height isn't as important as overall strength when it comes to carrying capacity. Some modern countries have slightly higher average heights (Canada, Netherlands) and some slightly lower (India, Brazil) for military enlistees but their loads carried are the same.
Jun
21
comment How does the amount of equipment carried by various historical infantries compare?
@quant_dev - That's true. One of the big additions that's making its way into the field are various video/audio/networking links. Yet more stuff to haul around and take care of in the field. They're also working on various exoskeleton systems so that soldiers can carry even more stuff.
Jun
21
answered How does the amount of equipment carried by various historical infantries compare?
Jun
20
answered How did the Mayans get cacao?
Jun
19
comment Who is the earliest recorded person?
Would you consider cave paintings to be recorded history? The problem is we don't know how to interpret them. Were they instruction manuals for generations of people to refer to, religious writings used by shamans, boys drawing dirty pictures or a combination of these things?
Jun
19
comment Why was the US so against Japanese aggression in China but did nothing about Germany in Europe?
@quant_dev - There has always been a significant portion of the US population that had a moral indignation about racism and related problems. This was on the increase in the 1930's. The extreme and brutal racial dogma of the Axis regimes increased this trend.
Jun
19
comment Which European countries did not have a revolution in the aftermath of the French Revolution and why?
@quant_dev - The Glorious Revolution laid the groundwork for another revolution that began in 1776 with a list of rights and liberties that were being violated.
Jun
19
comment Why did the US, Britain, France, Denmark and Sweden vote against the UN resolution that condemned Nazism and SS glorification?
@Anixx - the key court case is Brandenburg v. Ohio 1969, which held that for political speech to be illegal it had to be an incitement to imminent lawless action. As for the Internal Security Act of 1950, the portion limiting speech was repealed in 1993, mainly as a formality since the Brandenburg case had made that portion unconstitutional anyway.
Jun
18
comment Why was the US so against Japanese aggression in China but did nothing about Germany in Europe?
@quant_dev - I'm not sure about the "many" part. The German American Bund was relatively small as compared to the more mainstream America First. They also often offended a lot of the general public with their rhetoric. As you noted, some industrialists and companies favored Nazi Germany to some degree, either for ideological reasons (Ford) or simple business opportunities (IBM).
Jun
18
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Jun
18
comment Why was the US so against Japanese aggression in China but did nothing about Germany in Europe?
@Barry - I'll add some additional info that addresses it.
Jun
18
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Jun
17
answered Why was the US so against Japanese aggression in China but did nothing about Germany in Europe?
Jun
17
answered If the nazi is a far-right party, why is it socialist?
Jun
14
comment Is there any documentation that indicates the Aztecs were as violent as they are made out?
@MoziburUllah - My view is that the Aztec elites viewed it as a way to maintain authoritarian political control through fear. Ordinary citizens lived in fear of the bloodthirsty gods, believing if they didn't comply they would bring doom upon themselves and their family, if not the nation as a whole.
Jun
14
comment Is there any documentation that indicates the Aztecs were as violent as they are made out?
@Anixx - Yes, plagues of knives cutting into chest cavities were common during the time period.
Jun
14
comment Is there any documentation that indicates the Aztecs were as violent as they are made out?
@RISwampYankee - the key word is "if", as in "what if" (aka counterfactual, aka fictional) history. Also, I consider Mann to be a politically correct revisionist although a pretty decent textbook writer.
Jun
14
comment Is there any documentation that indicates the Aztecs were as violent as they are made out?
@Lohoris - Compare the numbers between the Spanish Inquisition and even the low estimates of Mesoamerican human sacrifice. There is a huge difference.
Jun
14
comment Is there any documentation that indicates the Aztecs were as violent as they are made out?
There is objective modern archeological evidence that indicates massive human sacrifice took place.