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Apr
20
answered Why Europe became more developed although metal was first discovered and used in Asia/Africa?
Apr
20
answered Why, even, various developed countries faced Coup D'etat, Dictatorship and/or Civil War but India didn't?
Apr
20
answered What is the best way to describe the form of Japanese government during the years before and during world war 2?
Apr
6
answered Is there any evidence to support the claim that the US Strategic Defense Initiative played any significant role in undermining the USSR?
Apr
6
comment Is there any evidence to support the claim that the US Strategic Defense Initiative played any significant role in undermining the USSR?
You might find this interesting: dtic.mil/cgi-bin/…
Apr
4
comment When and how did the USA and the UK become allies?
@T.E.D. - True, there were factions in Britain that did support the South, mainly those supplying arms and ships and those who used Southern cotton. There were also factions who were against the Confederacy due to slavery. British politicians tried to please both side, foreign and domestic, and were mostly successful at doing so. It was probably more of a political calculation than an actual diplomatic strategy.
Mar
27
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Mar
27
comment Are Americans More Obsessed With the Military Aspect of History? If so, why?
@BrotherJack - Ever hear of Sherman's March to the Sea?
Mar
24
answered Are Americans More Obsessed With the Military Aspect of History? If so, why?
Mar
24
comment What happens after a widespread social chaos?
"Despots themselves don't deny that freedom is a wonderful thing, they only want to limit it to themselves; they argue that everyone else is unworthy of it." - Alexis de Tocqueville
Mar
24
comment What happens after a widespread social chaos?
I think Pete Townsend said it best: youtube.com/watch?v=Rp6-wG5LLqE Don't get fooled again...
Mar
15
answered When and how did the USA and the UK become allies?
Mar
12
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Mar
12
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Mar
5
comment What incentives are in place for American soldiers to go fight in Iraq?
@StevenDrennon - A college friend of mine who was a Ranger always ragged on me for being assigned to logistics in the Marines, saying I got "soft" duty. Yeah, right.
Mar
5
comment What incentives are in place for American soldiers to go fight in Iraq?
@Rodrigo - For just a regular term of service, typically 7 years including inactive reserve duty, you don't get anything extra afterward. For 20+ years, you get a pension and some other long term benefits.
Mar
5
comment What incentives are in place for American soldiers to go fight in Iraq?
@Lohoris - Yes, I think this is still in effect. army.mil/article/25610/…
Mar
5
answered What incentives are in place for American soldiers to go fight in Iraq?
Mar
5
answered Is there evidence that scrubbing floors on one's hands and knees was a commonplace drudgery for women in the past?
Feb
28
answered Founding Fathers and the American Civil War