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I'm a socialist (of the council-communist current promoted by the likes of Anton Luxemburg, Pannekoek and other Dutch German leftists, NOT state-socialism) with an avid interest in history and economics. I am currently studying computer science at the University of Central Florida and hope to graduate with my Bachelors degree by the end of the year.


May
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comment What was more expensive to lose in a gladiatorial fight: a gladiator or a rare animal?
Excellent first answer! Welcome to the site Alex, I'm sure you'll be a welcome addition.
May
18
revised colonization wiki excerpt
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May
18
suggested suggested edit on colonization tag wiki excerpt
May
18
wiki created colonization excerpt
May
18
answered Were labor shortages ever a problem for the railroads in the Old West?
May
18
answered What is the origin of Rap?
May
18
revised United States Incarceration Rate
Added relevant tags
May
18
answered Did Nikita Krushchev's support of Stalin's purges play a part in his removal from office?
May
15
comment United States Incarceration Rate
Well, 2011 is history. Very recent history, but history none the less.
May
15
revised technology wiki excerpt
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May
14
asked Explosive Ordinance Yield Over History
May
14
comment What precipitated the rise of social safety nets in the United States?
This is largely true, although I would note that the Great Depression merely accelerated the trend towards more integration between the citizen and the government. As technology advances there is a natural trend towards specialization and thus individuals are less capable of the same level of "self-sufficiency" as say an American circa 1776 (while capable as a society of producing far more goods, knowledge, and services in higher quality). Given that modern capitalism tends not to acknowledge this, there is often a need for critical support of those who are considered surplus workers.
May
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suggested suggested edit on technology tag wiki excerpt
May
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wiki created technology excerpt
May
14
accepted Did the Chinese Develop Steam Engines Prior to the 17th Century?
May
14
comment Did the Chinese Develop Steam Engines Prior to the 17th Century?
The Tiangong Kaiwu is apparently the masterwork of Song Yingxing, a Chinese scientist of the late 1587-1666 AD. The Tiangong Kaiwu is a broad technical encyclopedia and the picture listed here is related to Chinese coal mining.
May
11
asked What Was the Legacy of the Diggers?
May
11
asked Did the Chinese Develop Steam Engines Prior to the 17th Century?
May
10
answered How Likely Was a French Alliance with Italy or Japan in World War I?
May
10
revised How Likely Was a French Alliance with Italy or Japan in World War I?
Made title and body more clear. Corrected grammar and spelling errors.