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Aug
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comment What was the role of U.S. involvement in World War II?
...which cannot really be answered except by rank speculation on our users' part. Alternate history questions almost always get closed here. I could see where a question asking about the soundness of particular bits of reasoning in that book might stay open, but even that would probably be a close call.
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Aug
19
revised Contemporary objections to the Bill of Rights's 1st Amendment / Declaration of the Rights of Man, art. 10?
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revised Contemporary objections to the Bill of Rights's 1st Amendment / Declaration of the Rights of Man, art. 10?
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comment Contemporary objections to the Bill of Rights's 1st Amendment / Declaration of the Rights of Man, art. 10?
Perhaps "Contemporary objections"?
Aug
19
comment Where did Medieval Europe's gold come from?
I'm kinda with @congusbongus on this one. Perhaps this is just a matter of taste, but I don't like to read answers this long (MTV generation. Sorry.) If I did have a hankering for that much text I'd be perfectly capable of clicking the link myself and reading the original. A summary about 1/3 this size or so would have been about perfect.
Aug
19
comment How do modern historians evaluate Sherman's “Total War”?
@BruceJames - Not really, I can't. There is no universal agreement on what the "new ethics of warfare" are, and by the official US policy, "scorched earth" tactics are not off-limits. Oldcat's answer makes the argument that Sherman didn't employ them anyway, but even if he had, that's still acceptable warfare by US doctrine.
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revised Tolstoy's view of history
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revised How do the kings and important figures in history get the titles?
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revised How is the year “753 BC” given in ancient legends about the founding of Rome?
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revised Why didn't Britain's nuclear weapons deter Argentina from invading the Falklands?
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revised Is there any evidence that the fall of the Tibetan empire led to an increase in Buddhism?
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revised Should I trust a church history book that's more than 50 years old?
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revised What was the judicial body in 16th century France called?
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revised Which religion was the first monotheistic one?
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revised Why is it that the maiden name is traditionally dropped when a woman is getting married?
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18
comment Were the ancient Israelites of a darker skin tone?
As was not so elegantly pointed out, any comments of a personal nature will most likely be deleted when noticed. If anyone has a problem with a poster here, please respond by flagging problematic content, not by posting personal attacks.
Aug
18
answered Was Jesus depicted as dark skinned during the beginning of christianity
Aug
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comment Were the ancient Israelites of a darker skin tone?
There's a lot of information in some of these comments that I think would have gone well in an answer. Shame the question got closed, so nobody has that opportunity now...
Aug
18
comment Were the ancient Israelites of a darker skin tone?
"Hamitic" does actually have a modern meaning. However, that meaning is essentially "speaking a Afroasiatic language that isn't Semitic". Since Egyptian was probably far closer related to Semitic than either is to Cushitic, the term isn't horribly conductive to helpful categorical reasoning.