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Feb
20
revised Are the “bone fields” of the Stalingrad encircled battlefields real?
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Feb
19
comment Is Howard Roark's potted history of architecture accurate?
I'd say he's got a technical point in the same way that folks who claim it was the Bombadier of the Enola Gay not Truman who dropped the first Atomic Bomb, have a point. The distinction may be technically true, but isn't particularly useful.
Feb
19
comment Is Howard Roark's potted history of architecture accurate?
All of art, if not all of human endeavor, could be dismissed as mostly copying. Its the tweaks that catch on that make things interesting.
Feb
19
comment What caused the turning point in Hundred Years' War?
I can't resist adding a quote from my favorite philosopher, Chris Rock: "A black man couldn't integrate the Major Leagues... but Jackie Robinson could." The implication being that he wasn't just any random "black man", but someone with special personal capabilities that allowed him to do what normal people could not. By the same token, we have to admit that Joan of Arc was probably more than just a random "illiterate girl".
Feb
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revised What caused the turning point in Hundred Years' War?
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Feb
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revised What caused the turning point in Hundred Years' War?
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Feb
19
answered What caused the turning point in Hundred Years' War?
Feb
19
comment Earliest Recorded Name in History?
@called2voyage ... however, the OQ himself seems to have assumed he was asking about a person's name.
Feb
19
comment Has there ever been a truly multi-sided war?
How so? What are the three sides? I don't see any evidence for more than two in the linked Wikipedia page, but perhaps I'm missing something.
Feb
19
comment Has there ever been a truly multi-sided war?
Not downvoting, but I don't see three inarguable "sides" here; only two which a couple of participants switched between.
Feb
19
comment Has there ever been a truly multi-sided war?
Oh, also the "most recent example" of this would probably be the ongoing Syrian civil war, the most prominent three parties of which are the (largely Shia) supporters of Assad, The secular FSA, and the Sunni islamist ISIS, all of which have fought against each other.
Feb
19
comment Has there ever been a truly multi-sided war?
I like this answer, and think you are on to something. However, you really should mention what country during WW2 you are thinking of. My first thought was China, until I reached the word "Germans" instead of the expected "Japanese".
Feb
18
comment Was the take off of neural computing research in the 80's due to Japan?
Seems a legit history question to me, if a bit recent. OTOH, this stack is in Beta, while StackOverflow is the mother of all SE sites, and it would probably be on topic there too. If you want lots of answers, I know which I'd pick..
Feb
18
comment Where Can I Find Copies of the Richmond Enquirer?
IMHO this question is a bit different. He knows what references he needs; he just wants to know how to locate them. That seems like an eminently answerable question.
Feb
18
answered Where Can I Find Copies of the Richmond Enquirer?
Feb
17
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Feb
17
answered What motivated Germanic tribes to accept Christianity?
Feb
17
comment What English king died from water intoxication?
+1 just for introducing me to the word weir. We call the non-fishing variety a "low water dam" here in The States. I wonder why we abandoned/lost the original word...
Feb
17
answered Chemical Evidence for Ancient Trans-Atlantic Trade
Feb
17
answered What are some indicators that distinguish pseudo-history from actual history?