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comment Why are many African nations poor?
@AlainPannetier it is referenced in the last sentence of the second paragraph, I just didn't go into detail. +1 for making JD's argument more clear!
Mar
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revised Is the Cold War still going on?
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comment Is the Cold War still going on?
Your answer takes all the often quite varying forms of socialist philosophy, and even progressive liberal ones, and assumes that not only are they equivalent, but that any government that can be said to be guided by any of these "left" philosophies is an automatic enemy of the US. Your answer is quite invalid in terms of factual basis as the US has not only been allies with left European governments, but had a close alliance with the Ba'ath party in Iraq (going so far as to provide chemical weapons to Saddam Hussein) and were seeking to normalize relations with Libya before the revolution.
Mar
29
revised In Battle of Zama, how did Hannibal's use of war elephants lead to a Roman Victory?
The question title is a little vague. The question is really focused on the use of elephants in this battle and the title should reflect that.
Mar
29
comment Is the Cold War still going on?
@Sardathrion, I agree with DVK. I see the term "cold war" as more of a euphemism for something more difficult to define: a series of what would have been otherwise isolated regional conflicts if not for the interference of the two major world powers at the time. This kind of conflict is totally unlike a "hot" war in the fact that the latter have more easily stated goals and determinable outcomes. Yes, there was an ideological dimension, and arguably the cold war is over. However, elements of the conflict remain with no real ideological "winner" due to the complexity of both concepts.
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Mar
28
comment What was the Soviet role in Syria during the Cold-War?
@MichaelF +1 for your observation on Russian foreign policy. It certainly has been a long standing desire going back to what? Peter I, Ivan III? Anyway, it seems to pop-up in many different contexts involving the Russians, including middle-east policy.
Mar
28
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Included the sub-category of war crimes.
Mar
28
answered Was there ever any organization of thieves or pickpockets?
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comment Was there ever any organization of thieves or pickpockets?
@MichaelF Also, Santa is a dirty red. Ever notice how if you hold together a picture of Santa and Karl Marx its very difficult to tell the difference between them (aside from the smiling, which is a clear difference). Then there is the issue of "Santa" (MARX) dressing in red from head to toe, gulag elf labor, and him just stone cold hand out stuff for no monies. COMMUNISM == CHRISTMAS.
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revised Was there ever any organization of thieves or pickpockets?
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revised Was there ever any organization of thieves or pickpockets?
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comment Was there ever any organization of thieves or pickpockets?
@Lohoris, yeah it definitely looks like good D&D material ;) Although, it is still an interesting historical question with a legitimate reason to be asked, IMHO.
Mar
28
revised Was there ever any organization of thieves or pickpockets?
Fixed a spelling mistake in the title and narrowed the focus to thieves and pickpockets (the asker is apparently interested in a very specific form of organized crime). Reformulated the question to make it more clear and detailed.
Mar
28
comment To what extent did the “Arab Spring” protesters meet their goals?
In addition to the previous comment and @DVK response here (noting the multiple actors amongst the protesters), there is also the issue of economic, cultural, and institutional differences between the three nations. It is too early to tell for instance in Egypt if the military will relinquish control as promised in July or if the left and liberal minority will succeed in the goals outlined in their alternate constitution, which isn't drafted yet. And that's just Egypt.