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Apr
25
comment Are there any “general” historical theories about all the “cultural revolutions” in the mid-1960s?
Upvoted. I'm not sure I buy the economic explanations posited at all (I think they are looking for their keys under the street lamp), but the criticims of the Strauss/Howe theory seem valuable.
Apr
25
comment What percentage of British and American troops were involved in direct combat with enemy in World War II
Note that "other deaths" were likely to involve things like supply truck crashes, and supply plane crashes (particularly hazardous runs like over The Hump), that were quite separated from any real combat.
Apr
24
comment How did Nazi Germany finance itself during WW2?
@Sam - I converted your answer to a comment. After looking into it, it does look relevant, and might even be true, but it doesn't contain nearly enough supporting material to count as a full answer here. If someone (perhaps you) wants to flesh it out to a full answer, feel free.
Apr
23
comment Why was China not colonized by any country?
@grayQuant - Appalling. Have these people not seen Bruce Lee's Fists of Fury? :-)
Apr
23
comment Why is our planet called Earth?
Actually, English.SE successfully fields questions like this one all the time.
Apr
22
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Apr
22
comment Can we classify holocaust as Hitler's war time strategic mistake?
My first instinct is that I agree with the answer as stated (to a certian extent. He did also want to raise his own "race", but he certianly saw things in those terms). However, it would make this answer better if it had an external reference, rather than just sitting on its own looking like an unsupported assertion.
Apr
22
comment World War 1 Indian propaganda posters
An interesting question for sure. Early 20th century society (particularly literacy levels) in India was very different than in the USA and Canada, and that may have forced different recruiting approaches.
Apr
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Apr
20
comment The economic prosperity of former colonies and their demographic make up
Personally, I think a podcast from the "W. R. Coe Professor of History and American Studies" at Stanford would make a fine source. Go ahead and link it.
Apr
19
accepted Who started/popularized the department store perfume gauntlet?
Apr
19
comment What role did the United States government and major corporations have in controlling dissent and protest starting in the late 1940s?
This question seems kind of like a Rorschach test for a person's understanding of the USA and its history. I'm sure that makes it an awesome essay question from a History instructor's point of view, but that same property makes not such a good History.SE question.
Apr
19
comment Why was China not colonized by any country?
"You fell victim one of the classic blunders, the most famous of which is 'Never get involved in a land war in Asia'..." - Vizzini, Princess Bride.
Apr
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Apr
17
comment Did the Austrians win a “great victory” at Belgrade in 1738?
Hmmm. I'm with you on this one. I can't seem to dig up any Austrian victory whatsoever in that 2-year war. Perhaps it was some minor action that he got over-compensated for so the Haspburgs could save a bit of face over their poor performance.
Apr
16
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