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Mar
24
revised Did Crimea and Russia exchange Ukraine for the Taganrog region?
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Mar
24
answered Did Crimea and Russia exchange Ukraine for the Taganrog region?
Mar
21
reviewed Edit suggested edit on Why does the United States keep using “old” date representations and imperial system, while being in the minority?
Mar
21
revised Why does the United States keep using “old” date representations and imperial system, while being in the minority?
Reformatting for clarity, merge two questions into one.
Mar
20
awarded  Yearling
Mar
14
comment In WWII, why did people not run away from executions?
Those who could escape, did: RAF Spitfire pilot fled from German firing squad during extraordinary series of escapes after being shot down in World War Two
Mar
13
answered What exactly were currours, and what were they used for?
Mar
13
comment Has there been other settlements in occupied territories in recent history?
@jwenting Everyone is using the term "occupied territories" (The obvious exception being Israel, which prefers "disputed territories"). For a more specific example, the UN has been using the term "occupied territories" since 1967 (Security Council Resolution 242). Furthermore, the UN still formally uses "occupying power" when referring to Israel's presence in the Gaza strip (even though Israel claims to have disengaged from the area since 2005).
Mar
12
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Were the borders of British India deliberately poorly demarcated?
Mar
11
comment How was Alexander the Great able to rule so much territory?
Didn't include this in the answer, because it's primarily my opinion, but the term "Hellenistic" is kinda misleading. The era following Alexander is called Hellenistic not so much to denote Greek influence, but rather to signify that Greece was the catalyst in the fusion of the various European, Asian and African civilizations that Alexander's conquests brought together.
Mar
11
revised How was Alexander the Great able to rule so much territory?
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Mar
11
answered How was Alexander the Great able to rule so much territory?
Mar
8
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is Maxwell really owner of Maxwell's Equations?
Mar
7
comment Roughly, what percentage of arrows can be reused after a battle?
@FelixGoldberg Actually, reusing arrows during battle is quite likely, but in a different way than the question implies. It would be your opponent's archers that would gather and reuse your arrows, and vice versa.
Feb
28
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
26
comment Did King Porus's men use snake poison against Alexander's troops?
Don't know what the antidote Alexander found was, but it's worth noting that the endemic Ophiorrhiza mungos plant can be effective against viper's venom.
Feb
20
comment What is the historical background of the current Ukraine crisis?
Related (on Politics.SE): Why does Russia try to stop Ukraine from approching to the EU
Feb
20
comment What is the historical background of the current Ukraine crisis?
Although it's easy to assume Euromaidan is rooted in the Ukrainian cultural split (West/Ukrainian speaking vs East/Russian speaking), it's not. It has a lot more to do with economics, human rights and corruption than it has to do with history. You'll find a good overview here: forbes.com/sites/gregsatell/2014/02/19/…
Feb
19
comment Has this newspaper printed the wrong picture (as well as a baffling caption)?
The helmets are accurate, Germans switched from the spiked Pickelhaube to Stahlhelm in 1916.
Feb
18
comment Napoleon Research Paper Structure
How does any of this answer the question?