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Sep
24
accepted What was the reason for the near-mutiny on the Georgios Averof in 1911?
Sep
24
accepted What is the origin of the “wheat and chessboard” legend?
Sep
24
comment What were the responses to Copernicus' heliocentric theory?
De revolutionibus orbium coelestium#Reception
Sep
24
revised Is it true that Spartan soldiers fought naked?
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Sep
24
comment Is it true that Spartan soldiers fought naked?
@Vector Stylized for the benefit of the viewer would be my guess.
Sep
24
comment Is it true that Spartan soldiers fought naked?
@jwenting "the Greeks had no horses" Hm? What then is the creature the rider on the third image is on? (also see: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hippeis). Now, you make a good point about the weight of the armour and shield, but you're forgetting a critical detail: The warriors didn't carry much, that was what slaves were for. For example, in the Battle of Thermopylae, each of the 300 Spartan hoplites had at least 2 and maybe even 3 perioikoi each.
Sep
23
revised Is it true that Spartan soldiers fought naked?
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Sep
23
answered Is it true that Spartan soldiers fought naked?
Sep
19
revised How many lives were saved by the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs?
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Sep
16
comment Where, exactly, was the “Sudetenland?”
@TomAu Again, what?!? Read your source, and my comments. I don't disagree with your source, you disagree with your source. "The areas marked on the map are mostly mountains." No, they are not. They are areas of German speaking Czechs. Some of the areas are mountains, some are not. Sudetenland is not just the Sudeten mountains, as your other question implied, and the parts of Sudetenland that are near Plzen are not mountainous.
Sep
16
comment Where, exactly, was the “Sudetenland?”
"which he considered the heart of the Sudetenland" Hm... what?!?! From your question: "Were the nearby Sudeten mountains..." I was just pointing out the Sudeten are nowhere near Plzeň and Skoda Works. Also, where does the "popularly referred to in interwar period as the Sudetenland." comes from? The name was only popular with German nationalists, Nazis and Nazi sympathizers
Sep
16
comment How/why did Plzeň become the “armourer” for Austria-Hungary?
Plzeň, where Škoda Works was founded, was not in Sudetenland. Very near, but not in. Also, it's west of Prague, while the Sudetes are on the other side of the country, about 250Km away from Plzeň, on the borders with Poland.
Sep
13
comment Is it true that US tracer rounds were red and VC green during Vietnam war?
Hm, I do remember a story about US troops using green flamed M62 tracers in Iraq to confuse Iraqis. NATO tracers are indeed red(ish) and white, but no idea how standard that is, what the standard was in Vietnam, or if green was the standard for Warsaw Pact countries.
Sep
7
comment Why didn't Alexander invade India?
From the Greek side, no one but Alexander cared about conquering India. The enemy was the Persians, and they had already been defeated. The mutiny is mentioned in Greek sources, and it makes sense, at that point in time Alexander's army had no realistic goal (reaching the end of the world isn't particularly realistic).
Sep
1
comment Why the different jail terms for the brigatisti involved in Aldo Moro's death?
Moretti was sentenced to six life sentences, Barbara Balzerani to one. So, the actual sentences seem to be more inline with their participation, although both were paroled. Also, it was never proven in court that Moretti carried out the execution.
Aug
25
awarded  Enlightened
Aug
25
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
24
comment What role did War elephants play in the battle of Thermopylae?
"I still find it incredibly unlikely that you could convince an elephant to charge up a narrow mountain pass" War elephants were used in the 191 BC battle of Thermopylae between the Romans and the Seleucids.
Aug
7
revised Why did Kabila discard the name and flag of Zaire?
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Aug
7
answered Why did Kabila discard the name and flag of Zaire?