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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
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
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?
Feb
18
comment Was the take off of neural computing research in the 80's due to Japan?
@T.E.D. History questions are (unfortunately) off topic on SO, the site is focused on technical programming questions. If this gets closed here, then feel free to migrate it to Programmers (which is focused on conceptual software development questions, including programming / cs history).
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.