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Oct
13
comment First-hand sources for medieval urban life in central Europe
The broader definition of Middle Ages spans 10 centuries, answers about the 5th century will be very different from answers about the 15th. Could you please narrow this down a bit? Also, some geographical limits would be helpful.
Oct
7
comment How many Axis troops fought on D-Day?
I'm with @LateralFractal on this one, and already voted to re-open. However, it would be very helpful if all the information from the comments were moved into the question, especially the various estimates. user2976 please update your question to tell us what you found in your sources and to include what people found for you in the comments.
Oct
6
comment Why did Empress Elizabeth and Catherine the Great of Russia have such different policies toward Frederick the Great?
You are forgetting Peter III of Russia, who reigned between Elizabeth and Catherine. Although his reign was short lived, he withdrew from the Seven Years War and restored relationships with Prussia (and Frederick). When Catherine took the throne, Prussia was Russia's ally.
Oct
5
comment What happened to the wealth of the Roman Catholic Church accumulated over the ages?
@LateralFractal There used to be an Economics.SE where this question would be on topic, but unfortunately it closed due to lack of interest / activity.
Oct
1
comment What was the first political document that invoked the interest or betterment of humanity?
This is a good answer, provided you've read The Republic. For all our visitors who haven't, a (short) paragraph explaining why you think The Republic qualifies as an answer to the question would be very useful.
Oct
1
comment Is Kemal Atatürk responsible for Armenian Genocide?
Being (partially) responsible and the one who may have ended it aren't mutually exclusive.
Sep
29
comment Why wasn't the American civil war fought between slaves and masters?
@user1709088 I wasn't offended by your question. I voted to close it because it didn't seem like you've done any research on your own before you asked it. A quick look at the related wikipedia article would have sufficed, and if you've read it you would have known that slavery wasn't the only reason for the war, or even the main one (as with any war, money was the main reason). In the future, please take some time to research your questions before you ask them. 10-15 minutes browsing wikipedia would be enough to get a basic idea of the topic.
Sep
26
comment Organisation of mercenaries
What better example? There's absolutely nothing in your "answer" that's answering the question, except a link to a random forum, full with unreferenced oneliners.
Sep
26
comment Organisation of mercenaries
And how's that even relevant? Should I answer all the questions on the site with examples from ancient Greece, cause that would be what a Greek would know best?
Sep
26
comment Did France & Italy continue to develop and manufacture sophisticated military hardware once under German control?
I think you'll need to narrow this down to a specific country, the situation was different in Vichy France (occupied) than in Italy (ally, for the most part). In any case, the Germans did re-use captured vehicles. For example, Panzerkampfwagen 35 R 731 were actually captured Renault R35 tanks.
Sep
26
comment Organisation of mercenaries
Revolutionary War? The question is about the War of the Roses, you're off by over three centuries...
Sep
24
comment Who came up with the name “Peloponnesian War”?
Re your 2nd edit: The term "Peloponnesian war" appears in the English translation, but not in the original text. In the original text the sentence is: "τούτου δὲ τοῦ πολέμου μῆκός τε μέγα προύβη" (~ this war was prolonged to an immense length)
Sep
24
comment What were the responses to Copernicus' heliocentric theory?
De revolutionibus orbium coelestium#Reception
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
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).