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Oct
26
comment Oldest Code of Law?
Hmmm...tough one!
Oct
26
comment Oldest Code of Law?
Which codes of law?
Oct
24
comment What aternative locations were considered for the United Nations?
The most neutral place for the UN to be located would be Antarctica. Perhaps Canada or Greenland (1/2 way to Europe) would be more convenient locations.
Oct
24
comment What aternative locations were considered for the United Nations?
The US paid for the building...
Oct
24
comment What was Finland's position in World War Two?
@DavidThornley I just summarized the Wikipdedia article. I have no clue which is correct.
Oct
24
comment What was Finland's position in World War Two?
@Mahnax fixed =)
Oct
24
comment What was Finland's position in World War Two?
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Participants_in_World_War_II#Finland
Oct
23
comment Why did Canada not join the American Revolution?
Pardon me. What are you talking about? Canada did not join the American Revolution.
Oct
23
comment Why did Canada not join the American Revolution?
There were plenty of loyalists and indifferent people in the American colonies. Many were coerced into pledging allegiance to the American cause. For example; anyone entering the port of Charleston (from inland) was required to have a signed pledge of allegiance to the American cause, before being given access to the port. The "consensus" was among the rich, who feared British rule would restrain them. "We the people" should have read "we the rich," but that would not pacify the masses.
Oct
18
comment Why did Hitler attack the Soviet Union when he was still busy fighting the United Kingdom?
@DavidThornley Unfortunately it took Communism a little longer collapse.
Oct
18
comment Why did Hitler attack the Soviet Union when he was still busy fighting the United Kingdom?
@DavidThornley True. There is no way of knowing how things would have turned out if Pearl Harbor hadn't happened.
Oct
16
comment How did Israel win the Six-Day War?
At sea the Israelis mounted cardboard guns on their unarmed ships. The Egyptian navy saw the guns and turned around without engaging the defenseless Israeli ships.
Oct
14
comment Is the Cold War still going on?
@ Lev For some people the ideology was just a means of gaining power. However, there were also true believers who cared only for the promised Communist Utopia.
Oct
14
comment Why didn't Imperial Japan attack the Soviet Union during World War 2?
Hawaii was slightly more attractive than Siberia.
Oct
14
comment Why did Hitler attack the Soviet Union when he was still busy fighting the United Kingdom?
If the Japanese hadn't messed things up when they bombed Pearl Harbor, the US could easily have sat out the war as a non-belligerent. Under those conditions it is not inconceivable that Germany could have conquered Russia and Britain. Especially if Japan had chosen to attack Russia instead of the US.
Oct
14
comment Why did Hitler attack the Soviet Union when he was still busy fighting the United Kingdom?
Funny how Fascism and Communism exterminated themselves.
Oct
14
comment Which Confederate State provided the most troops in the American Civil War?
There is an incomplete list of the Confederate Armies here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confederate_States_Army
Oct
14
comment What technological/economic factors triggered the Industrial Revolution?
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Industrial_Revolution#Causes
Oct
14
comment What technological/economic factors triggered the Industrial Revolution?
What social and economic factors?
Oct
13
comment Has Britain's 1940 invasion of Iceland been downplayed by historians?
@hawbsl True, there were diplomatic protests. However, Britain was able to diffuse the protest through publicly stating its intentions of non-interference and withdrawal at the conclusion of the war.