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Feb
14
revised Why did the Soviet Union get 3 seats in the UN?
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Feb
14
comment What was the personal relationship between Benito Mussolini and Hitler?
I don't have time to dig up references right now, but my understanding was that Hitler was originally a big Mussolini fan, but Mussolini didn't like the guy much. He was actually allied with England and France trying to stop the German buildup, up until the time they ticked him off by protesting his invasion of Ethiopia.
Feb
13
comment What percentage of relocated Armenians died?
To give some context, the Cherokee tribe claims about 4000 out of 17000 tribe members forcibly removed on The Trail of Tears in 1835 died (about 24%). So high percentages for this kind of forced removal in that era are probably to be expected.
Feb
13
comment At what point did Soviet armored units have qualitative parity with Wehrmacht armored units?
I think the question is asking about the armored units (divisions, regiments, etc.) in the field, not the individual pieces of equipment they theoretically had access to.
Feb
13
revised What percentage of relocated Armenians died?
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Feb
13
revised What percentage of relocated Armenians died?
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Feb
10
comment What was the Julian Calendar aligned to?
Deleted a series of near snark from multiple parties. I will posit that we like to avoid being a primary reference here. For that reason, a lot of our users will look askance at answers without a lot of links backing up their assertions.
Feb
10
revised Why was there no concerted effort to end the Barbary pirate raids until the 1800's?
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Feb
10
answered Did Mete Khan and Hsiung-nu serve the Chinese Emperor?
Feb
10
revised Why was there no concerted effort to end the Barbary pirate raids until the 1800's?
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Feb
10
revised Why was there no concerted effort to end the Barbary pirate raids until the 1800's?
Pretty sure "apogee" was the word you were looking for. "apex" is another possibility.
Feb
9
revised Why anthropocentrism disappears during the Dark Ages
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Feb
8
comment In 19th century India, pre and post Raj, did any private British citizens actually own land in India?
How wonderful that your references were all so old! That made them out of copyright, and thus available online. :-)
Feb
8
revised In 19th century India, pre and post Raj, did any private British citizens actually own land in India?
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Feb
7
comment Convoy and retreat and attack
Welcome to the stack! Unfortunately, this question is currently worded as a request for reference material. Such questions are generally considered off-topic, and tend to get closed. You may want to read over our question guidelines at the help center to help avoid such pitfalls.
Feb
6
comment What were the effects of US foreign policy in the South East Asian region in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s on states with capitalist economies?
This chat shows my general problem with personal opinion answers on subjects like these. Its eminently arguable. To be honest, I personally could probably argue somewhat persuasively for either side. It would be far better to survey the opinions of experts on the subject (if such a thing exists), and leave it at that.
Feb
6
comment What were the effects of US foreign policy in the South East Asian region in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s on states with capitalist economies?
Well, I think if forced to, I'd go with something like, "What's the general opinion amongst historical scholars on this subject? Is there one?"
Feb
6
comment What factors contributed to the rise of national monarchies in the high middle ages?
To be fair, a good school essay question should be very squishy and open-ended, as that gives the student free rein to dump their knowledge on the subject in a somewhat structured form. If something about the question is overly simplistic, more's the better for the student who can point that out in a paragraph or two. The goal of an essay question isn't accurate history, its being a good springboard for a student's essay.
Feb
5
comment How did the Scottish lowlands get their Gaelic name?
@krowe - Hopefully the link I added clarifies the point.
Feb
5
revised How did the Scottish lowlands get their Gaelic name?
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