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comment Was the US close to running out of volunteer manpower during the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars?
IIRC, they also raised the age limit up into the 40's.
Jul
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answered How did first humans build tools?
Jul
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comment Was smoking allowed aboard hydrogen-filled zeppelins?
I'm not sure how to check, but one would imagine so. It wasn't the passenger compartment that was full of hydrogen.
Jul
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comment What is the story of war that started with “if”?
Got it. Thanks.
Jul
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comment What is the story of war that started with “if”?
Great answer! The only problem is that you have clearly quoted a large portion of it from somewhere, without providing a link to that place (or at least a book reference if it was transcribed). Technically, that's against StackExchange policy. Could you possibly add that link?
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revised Was George Wallace's American Independent party (1968) “the same party” as Strom Thurmond's Dixiecrat party (1948)?
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answered Was George Wallace's American Independent party (1968) “the same party” as Strom Thurmond's Dixiecrat party (1948)?
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comment Did any nation have a demonstrable qualitative advantage in their soldiers of the 18th century, and how did they achieve this?
...with a little help from their friends.
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revised Did any nation have a demonstrable qualitative advantage in their soldiers of the 18th century, and how did they achieve this?
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answered Did any nation have a demonstrable qualitative advantage in their soldiers of the 18th century, and how did they achieve this?
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comment Does the world become more prosperous when divided?
I think there is an on-topic question to be asked around Ridley's theory, how well accepted it is by the historical community, and what the leading counter-arguments are. I know I've cited an almost identical theory (from Jared Diamond) in an answer before.
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revised How long would it take to travel from the United Kingdom to America in 1890?
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comment How long would it take to travel from the United Kingdom to America in 1890?
@Alex - I'll agree that for a theory that's out there, there should be a better reference available.
Jul
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comment How long would a letter take to arrive in England from America in 1890?
Since the same ships carried mail and passengers, IMHO the more interesting part of this question separate from your other question is the part about cost.
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revised How long would it take to travel from the United Kingdom to America in 1890?
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comment How long would it take to travel from the United Kingdom to America in 1890?
Interestingly, when I saw the musical Titanic, attempting to win the Blue Riband was put forth as one of the factors that contributed to her demise.
Jul
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answered How long would it take to travel from the United Kingdom to America in 1890?
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revised Where did Southern Fried Chicken come from?
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