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Feb
17
comment What are some indicators that distinguish pseudo-history from actual history?
We need a history version of the crackpot index.
Feb
11
comment Did the chariot drop in importance between bronze age Greece and the iron age Greece? Why, why not?
There wasn't a decline, chariots were never militarily important in Ancient Greece. As Michael mentioned in his answer, the terrain simply wasn't suitable for wheeled vehicles. Chariots were used, but their role was mainly ceremonial or for races.
Feb
8
comment What was the custom/consensus regarding irregular combatants 19th century?
I'm afraid I'll have to add my close vote as well. There's nothing inherently wrong with your question, it's actually a very interesting one. However, on History.SE we are focused on specific and answerable questions, and yours is just too open ended to work with our format. You'll find a few more details on our general expectations for questions here: history.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic & history.stackexchange.com/help/dont-ask
Jan
9
comment Did the Tamil People discover that the earth was round 2000 years ago?
Related: Who believed the earth was flat?
Jan
9
comment Who uses a pre-“Gregorian” calendar and why?
Don't have any actual numbers, but that would be my guess as well @DVK.
Jan
7
comment Who uses a pre-“Gregorian” calendar and why?
Oh, yes, as phrased this is definitely a history question. What I meant was that you could also craft a good Workplace question out of the "declined to work this week" part.
Jan
7
comment Who uses a pre-“Gregorian” calendar and why?
Dealing with issues like this in a professional setting, may make an excellent question for our sister site The Workplace.
Dec
27
comment Did the German people actually know Joseph Goebbels as the “Minister of Propaganda”?
The title wasn't created retroactively. The German name of the ministry was Reichsministerium für Volksaufklärung und Propaganda (ministry of public enlightenment and propaganda). Nazi Germany wasn't the only country with a propaganda ministry/agency, the US, the USSR, Brazil and Ireland also had their own at some point.
Dec
10
comment What did Germany do after World War II to recover so successfully that it became more prosperous than its WW2 victors?
No worries. I just thought it would be helpful to point to the WW1 question, as people interested in how Germany recovered after WW2 will probably also be interested in how they did it after WW1.
Dec
10
comment What did Germany do after World War II to recover so successfully that it became more prosperous than its WW2 victors?
Didn't say they were the same.
Dec
10
comment What did Germany do after World War II to recover so successfully that it became more prosperous than its WW2 victors?
Related: How did Germany rebuild so quickly after World War I?
Dec
5
comment How was the relation between the Ottoman Empire and Serbia, Greece, and Montenegro during the Second Balkan War?
The relationship was... complicated.
Dec
1
comment Prominent examples of scientific racism in ancient Greece
The quote certainly doesn't seem like a great example of scientific racism, which is what prompted me to look for other examples in the first place. I avoided adding my own criticisms in the question because a) those belong on an answer that I don't have time to write right now (and probably won't, as yours covers me) and b) I wanted the question to be as neutral as possible, to avoid yet another never ending comment discussion. However, the core question remains: Are there any examples of scientific racism in the ancient Greek world?
Nov
27
comment Was prostitution legal in Israel during the reign of Solomon?
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_prostitution
Nov
27
comment Who is the banished Scottish King? (before 1560)
There's an apocryphal story about Robert the Bruce hiding in a cave on the Isle of Arran that involves goats, but it doesn't quite fit. The story is that when a search party found the entrance of the cave, they saw wild goats in front of it and (incorrectly) assumed the goats wouldn't be there if someone was hiding inside.
Nov
26
comment Where did Batista announce his resignation?
I think it was the Havana Hilton, which later became Castro's headquarters, but I can't seem to be able to find any sources. There wasn't any big announcement, Batista told a couple of people and then sneaked out.
Nov
22
comment How did Castro gain control over the Cuban military and police?
Thanks @mgkrebbs.
Nov
17
comment How did Castro gain control over the Cuban military and police?
@TomAu The majority of the rank and file of the Cuban army was pro Batista when Batista came to power. Batista, with his at times completely nonsensical behaviour, managed to lose their support in the following years. Or, if you will, Castro managed to make them switch sides.
Nov
17
comment How did Castro gain control over the Cuban military and police?
@LennartRegebro Castro disbanded the army, indeed. But disbanding the army is just an order, if the army was in a position to resist, they could have just refused the order.
Nov
6
comment Were the heavy war reparations on Germany after World War I the main cause of its hyperinflation in 1923?
@curious Ah, but other countries didn't resort to borrowing (at least not as much as Germany did). France, for example, supported its war effort through taxation (creating war time taxes, etc).