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revised Why was Woody Woodpecker a “natural” hit during WW2?
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Jun
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comment How historically accurate is Les Miserables?
It's been over a decade since I read the novel, so I won't attempt an answer, but I think it's worth mentioning that Hugo lived through the (historical) events he describes. I think Les Miserables is quite accurate for a novel.
Jun
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revised Did America ignore British patents during Industrialization
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Jun
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comment Where can I find American circus or carnival grounds plans?
Off topic: You might be interested in checking out our sister site, Writers Stack Exchange.
Jun
1
revised Were women banned from entering the castle of Trakai?
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Jun
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comment Were women banned from entering the castle of Trakai?
@Anvar Ah, then we're talking about the Trakai Island Castle (the old one is not on a lake).
Jun
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revised Were women banned from entering the castle of Trakai?
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Jun
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comment Were women banned from entering the castle of Trakai?
Are we talking about the Old Trakai (Vytautas birthplace, destroyed in 1391) or the Trakai Island Castle (where Vytautas died)?
May
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awarded  Convention
May
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comment Was Horst Tappert a member of the SS?
@Luke CW's primary purpose is to encourage collaboration by allowing edits from lower reputation users (without review). Its secondary purpose is to discourage people from abusing the edit - bump dance with trivial edits. None of these applies here, I see no reason for this question to be CW. Eugene deserves all the rep from it.
May
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reviewed Approve revisionism tag wiki excerpt
May
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reviewed Approve revisionism tag wiki
May
30
revised How do historians deal with Historical Bias?
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May
30
comment Looking for a symbol for Southern USA communism
The hammer and sickle was used by southern Communists (see: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Southern-Worker-1931-09-19.jpg), so you could just use that.
May
30
comment Was Horst Tappert a member of the SS?
I saw that, I was looking for the older question to close yours as a duplicate, and was quite surprised when I found out it was self deleted right after you answered it. Anyway, this isn't a bug, an asker is prevented from deleting their own question only if there's an upvoted answer. Unfortunately, your answer never had a chance of getting an upvote, since the question was deleted almost immediately after you posted it. Glad you took the time to repost it, +1 on both the question and the answer.
May
29
comment What is the nature of questions that can be answered by historical sources and methods?
Argh, I wish you haven't posted all these questions and answers in such short time. The vote fraud script that runs daily isn't exceptionally smart, if people don't take care to space out their votes on your posts, the script will reverse them.
May
29
revised Did the Greeks win the battle of Salamis because their rowers were “free”?
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May
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comment Did the Greeks win the battle of Salamis because their rowers were “free”?
Although the status of the rowers may have played its part, I don't think it was the more significant factor. The Greeks were fighting for their homes, in a very familiar terrain, while the Persians were fighting thousands of miles away from their homes, in seas they were seeing for the first time. We don't really have a lot of details for the actual battle, but we do know that the Greeks were backing away and only attacked when they had lured the Persians in the more strategically advantageous point of the straits. Thus, familiarity with the terrain would be the more important factor.
May
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May
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comment How tall was George Washington?
Heh, I like Wikipedia's answer: 6 ft 1 1⁄2 in (the average of the heights given by the various sources).