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Mar
26
revised Was there anything like African American architecture style or symbolic in the beginning of 20th century?
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Mar
26
answered Was there anything like African American architecture style or symbolic in the beginning of 20th century?
Mar
26
revised Which European countries did not have a revolution in the aftermath of the French Revolution and why?
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Mar
25
comment Was there anything like African American architecture style or symbolic in the beginning of 20th century?
Whoa, that takes me back. My wife and my first apartment together was a shotgun in New Orleans. I think that's more a native New Orleans arch. style though.
Mar
25
comment How many illegal aliens were deported under “Operation Wetback”?
I've removed some of the imprecise emotional terms from this question, in favor of more precise terms. It is a lot harder to get good objective answers when you don't ask your question in an objective way.
Mar
25
revised How many illegal aliens were deported under “Operation Wetback”?
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Mar
25
revised Why did the British control Hong Kong over 99 years?
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Mar
24
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Mar
24
comment How did commoners in late medieval to early modern Europe learn to read?
Note that the reformation for the most part came after the printing press. I would argue the printing press made the reformation. If Luther's 95 thesis had not been mass-printed, the church would have happily ignored him.
Mar
22
revised Why did Alexander found or rename a number of places after himself?
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Mar
22
answered Why did Alexander found or rename a number of places after himself?
Mar
22
revised Did the Indo-Greeks play a crucial role in promoting Buddhism?
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Mar
21
comment Battle of Seattle
@DarekWędrychowski - It means someone was writing their sociology thesis, and "using social media" didn't sound jargony enough.
Mar
20
comment Did the fights in the Ip Man movie series actually occur in real life?
Note that the main bad guy (often a Japanese commander/governor of some kind) being a really great hand-to-hand fighter and taking on the hero in the denouement is a standard Kung-Fu theater trope. I'd be shocked if I was watching such a movie and found it that such a thing had happened.
Mar
20
revised Did Hans Christian Oersted ever marry?
Cleaned up the grammar in the translation a bit
Mar
20
comment What was the death toll of non-Americans in the Vietnam War?
I'm guessing you also don't want to count French, who were fighting there long before the Americans were. Do you want to count SE asian deaths from the French period in the conflict?
Mar
20
comment At the Battle of Zama, was the Roman army more “native” than the Carthaginian?
BTW: My takeaway from this answer is more that it was about the Romans being a more cohesive force. The mercenaries were a symptom, not the cause. Even with that though, Hannibal flubbed the strategic setup for the battle too, so you can't say with certianty it was all about army composistion.
Mar
20
comment At the Battle of Zama, was the Roman army more “native” than the Carthaginian?
Good answer. Personally though, I'd rather see a verbal digest and a link than six paragraphs of quotation. As it is, I almost feel like I need to post an answer distilling your answer. :-)
Mar
20
comment Did Japan ever pay Russia war reparations after WW2? Why or why not?
@Anixx - The issue is that the Communists were fighting in the same area at the same time, and at times were even acting as de-facto allies of the Japanese (by attacking the same Government armies). There was essentially a three-sided civil war going on in the area, with the Japanese generally getting the best of it. Alternatively, one might argue that without the Japanese armies, the Communists likely would have been crushed early, so if anything they were the main beneficiary of Japanese aggression. It was really just a mess.
Mar
20
comment At the Battle of Zama, was the Roman army more “native” than the Carthaginian?
First sentence is dead on (although some might argue they were more allies than mercs, but that's a distinction only in scale). +1 The second paragraph is debatable. Hannibal did pretty damn good with what he had to work with. All you can really say without much argument was that Scipio was at least in his league. That's high enough praise for most.