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Feb
12
comment Who swore fealty to his overlord and immediately knocked him down?
While it seems unlikely as an actual event, this would have been a very useful legend to the Normans within their holdings (what later became England being one of those). It gets across the idea that "we Normans", while nominally subjects, never really lowered ouselves to the King of France. Not even our vassals did.
Feb
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revised Was any pope imprisoned during his service to Catholic Church?
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Feb
12
comment Was the death toll in the atomic bombing of Japanese territory greater than was expected by the US?
The last half of the last sentence is the important one here. The mathematics of death really sucks, but the USA was in a position where they had to engage in it. To chose differently would have been choosing more death over less. It would have been choosing deaths of US soldiers and the enemy over deaths of the enemy only.
Feb
11
comment Was any pope imprisoned during his service to Catholic Church?
So that "died of the rampage" was just a mistranslation? I find myself sorely disappointed...
Feb
11
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revised Did Jefferson really say this quote about patriotism?
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Feb
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comment Does Jewish history record Jesus's saying “I am God” or similar utterance?
...even if you were drug in here unwillingly. :-)
Feb
9
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What's the advantage of the infantry column formation in the Napoleonic Wars?
Feb
8
comment Song school vs. Han school of Confucian thought in the Qing dynasty
Upvoted. That does seem rather likely, doesn't it?
Feb
8
comment Did the Chinese Develop Steam Engines Prior to the 17th Century?
Welcome to the site. I've added a link and touched up your grammar wee a bit.
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8
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comment How did the US/South Vietnam lose the Vietnam war?
IMHO the first paragraph has the answer here. If (for whatever reason) the people of Vietnam had wanted the south to win, it would have. As they didn't, it really had no hope in the absence of a huge external presence.