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comment Did Theodore Roosevelt ever say the “things that will destroy America” quote?
If you know a bit about the man, this quote fits TR's personal philosophy perfectly. He had such a, er, thing for what he perceived as manly qualities, one is tempted to wonder exactly what he was compensating for.
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comment What was the attitude of English Knights towards their longbowmen counterparts?
It got kind of overwhelming, so I've deleted the comments not directly discussing this specific question. If people still want to discuss the topicality of this kind of question, please bring it up in meta.
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comment Were the 1940-42 RAF bombing raids over Germany unescorted?
@pugsville - Isn't "not any better" itself an accomplishment though? This allowed the two allies between them to carry out 24-hour bombing operations without a huge drop-off in quality.
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answered Why does the Philippines have little fossil deposits?
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comment Why is China a member of the UN Security Council?
Related question: history.stackexchange.com/questions/1356/… . They are not duplicates, but the answers there probably answer this question. Mine certainly does.
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comment Did Mao want to convert written Chinese into an alphabetical system?
Looks like a good answer. Put in a link or two backing some of this up, and you get an upvote from me.
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comment What was the hippie movement? Why did it decline?
As someone who was a kid during the Hippy era, and grew up during the 80's. I personally think my generation got royally ripped off. If I ever meet Cocaine or AIDS in a dark alley, I am so kicking their asses.
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comment Which attempts to create or revise states resulted in action?
@ClintEastwood - You have online backup for that claim you can point me to? The "annexation document" was a bill passed by Congress. The best I could find supporting you was Snopes, which essentially says its true, but pointless because the above quoted passage of the Constitution allows for that anyway. However, it doesn't address the (I guess to them minor) issue of requiring Congressional approval.
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comment Which attempts to create or revise states resulted in action?
Your last bit about the Senate seems a bit overly-dismissive, considering this has historically been the primary political concern about adding new states. For example, Texas is one (huge) state because it kept the North/South Senate balance at the time to do it that way. Sequoyah was killed partly because Eastern states didn't want 2 new Western states. You may be right from mathematical perspective, but that's neither how it has been viewed in the past, nor I suspect how it is likely to be viewed in the future.
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