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15
revised Did the Germans use a “Verdun”-like strategy at Stalingrad?
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Mar
14
revised Did the Germans use a “Verdun”-like strategy at Stalingrad?
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Mar
14
answered Did the Germans use a “Verdun”-like strategy at Stalingrad?
Mar
14
comment Why did so many Italians emigrate to Argentina?
Another thing to mention in this regard is that pretty much all the available land in the Old South was by this time owned by somebody. It was only Argentina that still had lots of available land in the temperate zone. ...still, 4 million Italilans did immigrate to the USA. I know of at least two families (those of my minister's wife's parents) that even immigrated from Sicily to east Texas to take up farming there. So it wasn't unheard of.
Mar
14
comment Why did so many Italians emigrate to Argentina?
@DarekWędrychowski - You need to go pick up a copy of Gun, Germs, and Steel.
Mar
14
answered Why did so many Italians emigrate to Argentina?
Mar
11
comment Were Russian recruits ever chained?
Rather than go round-and-round till we understand each other, I've edited it to make it clearer to me. If you don't like the edit, feel free to revert. (I'm +1ing this on the assumption I have the sense of what you were saying right).
Mar
11
revised Were Russian recruits ever chained?
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Mar
11
answered Were there any successful attempts by the Allies to “turn” groups of Axis soldiers?
Mar
11
revised Can the new testament be a valid historical record on the real life of Jesus?
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11
reviewed Approve Can the new testament be a valid historical record on the real life of Jesus?
Mar
11
comment Can the new testament be a valid historical record on the real life of Jesus?
Contraversy where history clashes with a lot of folks' religous beliefs is to be expected. However, there was a rather lot of it around this particular answer, and some of it was (annoyingly) well-founded. As a result, I've taken a step back and totally rewritten this answer, basing it directly on the wikipedia exposition on this subject. It doesn't change the ultimate answer, but it does mean its just reporting the existing state of scholarship. If you have a disagreement with that, you probably need to go talk to the scholars in question. In the meantime, I deleted the obsolete comments.
Mar
11
revised Can the new testament be a valid historical record on the real life of Jesus?
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Mar
11
comment At the end of WWII, were nazis working on any other super weapon besides V-2?
Well, even geniuses can make honest mistakes. However, I like the idea of him doing it on purpose much better, so I'm happy to leave it at that until told otherwise. :-)
Mar
11
comment At the end of WWII, were nazis working on any other super weapon besides V-2?
Wow. Can you dig up links for any of this? I'd love to read more.
Mar
11
comment At the end of WWII, were nazis working on any other super weapon besides V-2?
@TomAu - My understanding was that Einstein's main contribution to the building of the A-bombs was convincing the US Government to create them. He didn't actually work on them. However, a lot of physicists did, and there were certianly German and Eastern European refugees among them. So the point is a good one, if you expand it to scientists in general.
Mar
11
comment Were Russian recruits ever chained?
Ah. Perhaps there's some confusion here due to the first sentence in the second paragraph. I (and I'm guessing jwenting as well?) thought the second "it" referred to the story, not an actual finding of this going on. I misinterpreted?
Mar
11
comment Why did Chinese use high tin bronze for swords?
Seemed like a pretty good question to me (I upvoted). It kinda looked like somebody Sunday went on a bit of a downvoting binge.
Mar
11
comment Were Russian recruits ever chained?
If there had to be a decree forbidding it, then it must have been happening, no?
Mar
11
revised Was there a text as revolutionary regarding humanitarism as the New Testament in a pre-Christian era?
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