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May
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comment What were the Nazi racial views on Hungarians and the Japanese?
This would get an upvote from me, if you could dig up a reference and some text for the Hungarian half of the question.
May
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comment What were the Nazi racial views on Hungarians and the Japanese?
Seconding (or thirding?) the call for sources. I'd heard elsewhere that he rather liked the English, as fellow "Aryans", and felt that he ought to be able to make some kind of accomodation with them after defeating their Polish and French allies.
May
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comment How did the First French Empire and allies differ from the other European monarchies at that time?
If it were me, I'd phrase the first point more around rulers' acceptance/rejection of the Divine Right of Kings vs. newer governing philosophies. The phrase "nouveaux riches" implies the difference is centered on money.
May
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comment How did the First French Empire and allies differ from the other European monarchies at that time?
There was no state of "Germany" until 1871
May
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comment What were Rommel's views on the Nazi crimes?
Not a bad answer, and it jibes with what I have read about the (non-SS) German military in general, so it sounds quite plausable. Could you perhaps dig up a reference in support of this assertion though?
May
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revised Did General Morillo unwittingly allude to a cause of Spain's decline in 1816?
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May
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revised Why did Stephen Ambrose believe that the election of Aaron Burr would have led to the end of the USA?
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May
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comment How were dogs used in WW1
There's also Rin-Tin-Tin, who was rescued from an abandoned German army kennel, and went on to become a star in Hollywood (some say he should rightfully have received the first Academy Award).
May
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comment Why the military revolution is a cause of the industrial revolution?
Upvoting the answer, but disagree with the last paragraph. "We" in fact have answered that question. :-)
May
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comment Why were people from the Asian Steppes able to militarily dominate Europeans on a repeated basis?
@dwstein - No, it was from the steppe outward. China got invaded repeatedly too. It only looks like east to west if you look at it purely from the west side of the steppe. The reason I'm putting forth for this is that, in an age where horsemanship is the prime determinant of military prowress, pastoralists had a big military advantage. Everywhere else was essentially a bit of a power vaccum.
May
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comment Why were people from the Asian Steppes able to militarily dominate Europeans on a repeated basis?
@dwstein - The Ostraoths did in fact push east successfully for over a century, until they were badly beaten by the Huns. Put that down to what I'd call "The Leroy Brown principle": There's always someone out there bigger and badder than you. Eventually the German and Iranian tribes the Huns conquered rose up against them and put an end to the Hunnish empire. But here we are just talking about different tribes of steppe pastoralists, so which ones won over which others shouldn't really be fodder for the question you asked. Feel free to ask another question about that though. :-)
May
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comment What was done to prevent electoral fraud in Texas following the controversial 1948 election?
Far better. Thank you!
May
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comment What was done to prevent electoral fraud in Texas following the controversial 1948 election?
These allegations are controversial, and should probably not be presented as cold facts. You may want to rephrase things a bit.
May
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comment How did it happen that countries and cities got different names in different languages?
This answer is a bit of a mess, but mostly in the service of pointing out what a mess the real-life situation is, so +1 from me. :-)
May
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revised Who started/popularized the department store perfume gauntlet?
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answered Diminishing powers of the Roman Catholic church in international matters
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revised Why were people from the Asian Steppes able to militarily dominate Europeans on a repeated basis?
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comment Why were people from the Asian Steppes able to militarily dominate Europeans on a repeated basis?
@Anixx - This is a good point on technical grounds, so I'm changing the answer's verbiage to "Eurasian Steppe". The Ostrogoths were pastoralists controlling a pasture area in the steppe north of the Black Sea (technically in Europe by most folks' reckoning.) Culturally this area at that time is more convenient to think of as an integrated part of the greater Eurasian Steppe. Throughout the age in question, it was controlled by pastoralists. Often it was the same "nation" stretching clear back to the borders of China. I think its a valid unit of study, whatever we chose to call it.