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revised Have any major US book publisher published a book about USA war crimes?
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comment Have any major US book publisher published a book about USA war crimes?
@Derfder - No naming names, but there are large modern countries out there that have things like, say Armenian genocides or Nanking Massacres in their history, and refuse to admit (or let anyone within their borders admit) the incident even occurred. Perhaps the USA can be too self-critical somtimes, which might make it look worse at large than they deserve. But between those two poles, I'd rather err on that side. How can you possibly make your society a better one if you can't even admit you've done things wrong?
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answered Have any major US book publisher published a book about USA war crimes?
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revised How was King Henry VIII able to get syphilis?
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comment During World War II, in the U.S., were diapers available?
@PieterGeerkens - Dang. I figured if I was gonna get cheap upvotes, it would be for that "ripe" pun. :-)
Aug
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answered How was King Henry VIII able to get syphilis?
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comment During World War II, in the U.S., were diapers available?
@MT_Head Ah, so that's been your experience as well. :-)
Aug
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comment What was the attitude of the other European countries in the 1970s Cod War?
its suprising how influential fishing disputes have been in world history. For example, I discovered that the Newfoundland fishery rights for the various beligerants were one of the big issues slowing down the Treaty of Paris ending the American Revolutionary War.
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revised During World War II, in the U.S., were diapers available?
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answered During World War II, in the U.S., were diapers available?
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comment When and how did the idea of a “class-less” society originate in the United States?
I'd agree with them. But (a) that doesn't mean it actually has any legal standing, and (b) I'd really rather see points like this put in your answer. :-)
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comment When and how did the idea of a “class-less” society originate in the United States?
Upvoting cheifly because I think you are onto the right answer here. However, were it me I'd give up on that last sentence and actually replace it with text explaining why this one random sentence from one random document with no modern legal standing is so key (or indicitive). Not entirely sure how that picture is relevant either.
Aug
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comment When and how did the idea of a “class-less” society originate in the United States?
+1 on this, Not because I agree, but because it is a different outside point of view I find interesting.
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revised Why the six hour gap between British and French declarations of war?
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revised Why the six hour gap between British and French declarations of war?
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comment Why the six hour gap between British and French declarations of war?
Great answer. Note that Churchill only "learned later" because he wasn't yet PM, and the British system doesn't really require any kind of a representative vote on war declarations. See my answer for a little more detail.
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answered Why the six hour gap between British and French declarations of war?
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comment Was there any mention in historical articles regarding Joan of Arc's physical appearance?
Before any readers get exited, the exposition around that "contempoary portrait" mentions that the artist had never actually laid eyes on her.
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comment Why are military uniforms often flared or poofy above the knee?
Note to readers: This question was asked in American English, and thus uses its terms for articles of clothing.