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Apr
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comment Have there been other examples of reunification/annexation, such as in the Crimea, that succeeded without using deadly force?
What is your evidence that it would have been any less successful if they had fought? If left as a bald statement like this, its going to be tough not to address that assertion. If that isn't what you want to happen, you might consider removing it.
Apr
8
comment What factors made Austria adhere to “Diplomacy through marriage” doctrine?
I'm not necessarily against answers that attack the premises of the question. However it seems to me in this case that the examples cited actually strengthen the question's case.
Apr
7
comment What language did Petlura speak casually?
@DVK - Yeah, the more I read up on this, the more I'm thinking the writer quite likely did this with a character of his on purpose.
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revised Did the Glaswegian tobacco lords help precipitate the American war of independence?
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Apr
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comment Which came first, the shield or the sword?
@RazieMah - Consider asking this as a question. Addressing it here would make for an over long (and quite off-topic) comment.
Apr
3
comment Are there wars still going on, but officially ended? (found two)
@CsBalazsHungary - Not sure which you mean by "it". But in both cases there was actual up-and-up conflict with opposing military units that happened and had a definite end date one can point to, even though there's no official peace.
Apr
3
comment Are there wars still going on, but officially ended? (found two)
Cyprus is another good one I'm tempted to steal in my answer. I think the issue there is that the two main parties (Greece and Turkey) have no interest in resolving it, as they aren't the poor saps who have to live there.
Apr
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answered Are there wars still going on, but officially ended? (found two)
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comment Which came first, the shield or the sword?
One clarification here: The Zulus were throughout their history an Iron Age people. They preferred fighting with spears to swords, but they were always iron-tipped.
Apr
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comment How many people in the US starved to death during the Great Depression?
I have some family experience with this. My great-grandfather was a doctor in rural Oklahoma during the depression. My grandmother used to help him in the office, and told me stories of parents bringing in "sick" kids, and being given "prescriptions" for food, fillable at the drugstore downstairs. This was in SE Oklahoma, which was not even the part hardest-hit by the dust-bowl.
Mar
28
comment During the Great Depression, roughly what proportion of Americans lived below the World Bank PPP $1.25/day poverty line?
Edited to clarify the inflation adjustment of the dollar amount. Someone tell me (or fix it) if I got it wrong.
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revised During the Great Depression, roughly what proportion of Americans lived below the World Bank PPP $1.25/day poverty line?
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