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revised What do we know ***historically*** about Jesus?
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comment Was there a plan “B” for the D-Day?
@ThomasPornin - In a German-controlled Paris it would be the German occupiers who would have had their supplies cut off. I'd think it more likely that Eisenhower was thinking militarily and wanted to go after the remaining organized German opposition ASAP, while the political leadership saw the political benefits of taking Paris back (particularly as the Russians were standing aside and allowing the Germans to crush the Warsaw Uprising)
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comment Why some countries have more than one name?
...which confuses a lot of us English speakers because we call people who live in the Netherlands "Dutch", so logically if we were to call anywhere "Dutch-land" it would be Holland, not Germany.
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answered How do modern historians evaluate Sherman's “Total War”?
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comment Did Theodore Roosevelt ever say the “things that will destroy America” quote?
If you know a bit about the man, this quote fits TR's personal philosophy perfectly. He had such a, er, thing for what he perceived as manly qualities, one is tempted to wonder exactly what he was compensating for.
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comment What was the attitude of English Knights towards their longbowmen counterparts?
It got kind of overwhelming, so I've deleted the comments not directly discussing this specific question. If people still want to discuss the topicality of this kind of question, please bring it up in meta.
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comment Were the 1940-42 RAF bombing raids over Germany unescorted?
@pugsville - Isn't "not any better" itself an accomplishment though? This allowed the two allies between them to carry out 24-hour bombing operations without a huge drop-off in quality.
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answered Why does the Philippines have little fossil deposits?
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comment Why is China a member of the UN Security Council?
Related question: history.stackexchange.com/questions/1356/… . They are not duplicates, but the answers there probably answer this question. Mine certainly does.
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comment Did Mao want to convert written Chinese into an alphabetical system?
Looks like a good answer. Put in a link or two backing some of this up, and you get an upvote from me.