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revised Why are the USA and Canada's states border so straight?
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revised Was the Flakpanzer IV used against infantry? If not, what was?
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comment What effect did the Mafia have during World War 2?
@twosheds - The latter wouldn't shock me, but I thought perhaps I'd heard wrong.
Apr
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comment What effect did the Mafia have during World War 2?
"Nazi command centers": Were there actually German units stationed in Sicily? I was under the impression most of the fighting was against Italian units until they got a bit up the peninsula.
Mar
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comment GDP per capita of major combatants before and after WWII?
Interesting. From what I saw in the first linked paper, postwar (West) Germany went back to pretty close to Germany's prewar trendline. The UK on the other hand went back to ... Germany's prewar trendline. Likely a coincidence, but it kind of looks like like they became two parts of the same economy...
Mar
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comment German invasion of Poland details
Hitler said stuff in speeches because he wanted his audience to believe it, not because he was trying to impart factual information. If it intersected with reality at all, it would have been by sheer happenstance, so trying to track any truth out of such statements is a fool's errand. A more interesting question to ask would be, "Why did he want his audience to believe that?"
Mar
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comment How far away could one be and still see the atom bomb explosions?
...technically I guess it doesn't answer the (slightly different) question in the title though. Based on the very rough formula here, I came up with a bit less than 54 miles (86km) as the furthest it could be seen over the horizon.
Mar
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comment How far away could one be and still see the atom bomb explosions?
My first reaction on seeing this question was to suggest it be moved to a math or physics stack to raise the odds of someone being able to provide this exact calculation. Good job.
Mar
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revised Why does Latin America has a higher number of surviving Native Americans than North America?
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comment France vs Germany in 1940: equipment vs. organization
This would have been my answer as well. The Germans developed a brand new tactic of concentrating their armor into special mobile units, where even the supporting infantry had mechanized transport so it could keep up. Then they could exploit any breaks in the front quickly and get deep behind enemy units to cut their supply lines. Most other armies just spread their tanks out amongst their normal units.
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revised Why did Russia give up its claims to the Oregon Country?
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