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revised What advantages have motorized infantry enjoyed over standard infantry besides speed?
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comment What advantages have motorized infantry enjoyed over standard infantry besides speed?
...if it existed
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comment Why did Churchill accept the Order of the Garter in 1953?
@FelixGoldberg - That's sort of an inside-out way of looking at it. He didn't want it to look like a political gift, so he refused it while he still had a political career ahead of him. Actually though, the wiki page did say he was offered a peerage instead, but his son didn't want to inherit it (I think he had political ambitions too, and didn't want to be stuck in the House of Lords).
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comment Why did the USA stay out of the League of Nations?
Perhaps, but this was the first fully Republican congress Wilson had to deal with as POTUS. The three prior were Democratic-led in both chambers. It appears the 66th may have been a bit anxious to get back to that "norm" of Republican control of government.
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answered Why did Churchill accept the Order of the Garter in 1953?
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comment Why did the USA stay out of the League of Nations?
Not a bad answer. However, you might also want to point out that Wilson's party lost both houses of Congress in 1919. Divided government like that doesn't always nessecairly lead to racorous deadlock on the POTUS's agenda, but it appears to have in this case. For instance, the Senate filibustered a whole mess of appropriations bills to threaten a government shutdown, and had to be called back into special session in early 1919 to take care of it.
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revised Which floating-point representation did Konrad Zuse's Z1 use?
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revised Which floating-point representation did Konrad Zuse's Z1 use?
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answered Which floating-point representation did Konrad Zuse's Z1 use?
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comment What does 'trade in' mean in this article on the Westway project?
@franklin A link to the article it came from would be nifty, but I know that's not always possible.
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comment What were the major objections that Augustine had with Jerome's translation of the Septuagint?
It isn't entirely off-topic. However, to get a good amount of knowledgable people, I think you might be better off moving this question to the hermeneutics SE site. Its a beta site, so I don't know how good it is, but this is really in their bailiwick.
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reviewed Edit suggested edit on Did the Safavid rulers require all subjects to convert to Shi'a Islam?
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revised Did the Safavid rulers require all subjects to convert to Shi'a Islam?
Persia tag is completely irrelevant with this topic as safavit is about Iran after ancient ages!
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Are there any independent historical records of ancient Persia allowing freedom of worship for the Jews?
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on persia tag wiki excerpt
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on persia tag wiki
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comment Inflation After Executive Order 6102 (FDR Leaving GoldStandard)
@David - I should hope they put that graph in "real dollars/pounds/francs/whatever", or its pretty damn misleading.
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answered Inflation After Executive Order 6102 (FDR Leaving GoldStandard)
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revised What does 'trade in' mean in this article on the Westway project?
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answered What does 'trade in' mean in this article on the Westway project?