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Feb
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comment Is the steel pan the only acoustic musical instrument to be invented in the 20th century and used widely around the world?
Can't we all pretend that vuvuzela thing never happened? :-)
Feb
16
comment Is the steel pan the only acoustic musical instrument to be invented in the 20th century and used widely around the world?
Well, yes....but its so cool! :-(
Feb
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Feb
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on How did Medieval Armies survive the use of mail armor in the deserts of the Middle East?
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on What kind of armor did the soldiers use in pre-gunpowder Southeast Asia?
Feb
14
comment Was it impossible for the Germans to arrange a plane to East Asia for Subhas Bose?
@DVK - A bit of both. Without the sigint they wouldn't have known where or when to look. But to borrow from Douglas Adams, The Pacific... is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly hugely mindbogglingly big it is. Presumably the same sigint would have been just as capable of finding out that the Japanese were transporting Bose, but a submarine would have been much harder to find.
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revised Proportion of footmen and soldiers to knights in battles
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comment Proportion of footmen and soldiers to knights in battles
Note that the term man-at-arms is sometimes used interchangably with Knight, and sometimes not. Figuring if your intended meaning matches with that of the particular medieval chorniclers in question would be a difficult task.
Feb
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answered Proportion of footmen and soldiers to knights in battles
Feb
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comment Life in the middle ages for ordinary people?
I'd highly suggest you talk to a sociologist or anthropologist about this. They may be able to tell you how folks in situations with no social advancement opportunities today deal with it. That ought to be a big clue.
Feb
14
comment What is the origin of the myth of St. Valentine?
...and happy Valentine's Day to those who celebrate it.
Feb
14
asked What is the origin of the myth of St. Valentine?
Feb
14
comment Were Soviet warships allowed to use the Panama canal?
I recently read amazon.com/Path-Between-Seas-Creation-1870-1914/dp/0671244094/… , which IIRC said that USA policy was to let anyone through, to discourage the canal becoming a target for attack. However, the canal also has defenses (manned by Americans) just in case, which would have to make anybody not in good smell with the USA nervous about running their really valuable warships through it. So it could just be that the USSR felt it was off limits to their warships for strategic reasons.
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