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Feb
15
reviewed Reject Gengkhis Khan armor secret
Feb
15
reviewed Reject 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.
Feb
14
revised Proportion of footmen and soldiers to knights in battles
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Feb
14
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Feb
14
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
14
answered Proportion of footmen and soldiers to knights in battles
Feb
14
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.
Feb
14
revised Was it impossible for the Germans to arrange a plane to East Asia for Subhas Bose?
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Feb
14
answered Was it impossible for the Germans to arrange a plane to East Asia for Subhas Bose?
Feb
13
comment Were Soviet warships allowed to use the Panama canal?
The article also doesn't say anything at all about the reason their ships didn't traverse the canal. For all we know, it could be that the USA had no problem with it, but the Soviets didn't want to make their warships vulnerable by putting them essentially under USA control for a canal traversal.
Feb
13
comment What was the significance of changing the name of “Persia” to “Iran”?
I know some (Shah era) Iranian expats that insist on being referred to as "Persian" rather than Iranian. Which name you use appears to be viewed by Iranians/Persians as a political decision, not just an issue of taxonomy.
Feb
13
revised Was any pope imprisoned during his service to Catholic Church?
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Feb
12
revised Linen doublets around 1380-1410, middle and eastern Europe
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Feb
12
comment Linen doublets around 1380-1410, middle and eastern Europe
Note that my current forecast predicts I will next experience England's "average summer high temperature" on February 7th. :-)
Feb
12
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