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Feb
14
revised Was it impossible for the Germans to arrange a plane to East Asia for Subhas Bose?
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14
answered Was it impossible for the Germans to arrange a plane to East Asia for Subhas Bose?
Feb
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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
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revised Was any pope imprisoned during his service to Catholic Church?
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Feb
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revised Linen doublets around 1380-1410, middle and eastern Europe
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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
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revised Linen doublets around 1380-1410, middle and eastern Europe
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answered Linen doublets around 1380-1410, middle and eastern Europe
Feb
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revised After the independence, did George Washington continue to wear a military uniform?
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Feb
12
comment After the independence, did George Washington continue to wear a military uniform?
Not a complaint, just a point I thought needed to be made. I've already upvoted the answer. :-)
Feb
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comment After the independence, did George Washington continue to wear a military uniform?
I'd like to note that the timing from the quote implies that he never wore that uniform (perhaps didn't even have it made) until after he retired from public office (March 4, 1797).
Feb
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revised Was there any theological opposition to the lightning rod?
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Feb
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comment Who swore fealty to his overlord and immediately knocked him down?
While it seems unlikely as an actual event, this would have been a very useful legend to the Normans within their holdings (what later became England being one of those). It gets across the idea that "we Normans", while nominally subjects, never really lowered ouselves to the King of France. Not even our vassals did.
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Feb
12
comment Was the death toll in the atomic bombing of Japanese territory greater than was expected by the US?
The last half of the last sentence is the important one here. The mathematics of death really sucks, but the USA was in a position where they had to engage in it. To chose differently would have been choosing more death over less. It would have been choosing deaths of US soldiers and the enemy over deaths of the enemy only.