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Oct
27
comment How do ideologies tend to fare after the regime upholding them falls apart?
Ros, your question here is way too broad and way too subjective. We strive to have questions that can be clearly answered without speculation, opinion, or discussion. If you can, please modify it to something that meets that criteria. Otherwise we may have to close it.
Oct
25
comment Was the US Navy larger in 1917, and if so, why?
I almost wish I could give you two votes. Very impressive answer!
Oct
22
comment What was the first spy agency?
If you could provide a more specific reference that would be more helpful. As it is, your answer is really too broad.
Oct
19
comment What is the purpose of the bridge to the Russkiy island?
The problem is that there is no way to provide a single, factual answer. One can only speculate on the reasons for why this was built, and that in turn would solicit discussion, opinion, or debate. This question does not fit the SE guidelines.
Sep
4
comment History of the Levant and Israel - 2000 BCE to the bronze age collapse - where to find info?
I am converting this to a community wikki. Since the question si really asking for a list of resources rather than an actual answer to a question, it will fit better as a wikki entry.
Aug
28
comment Has a country ever used an insurance company as a shield when the economy goes down?
If you would like to edit this to make it a more complete question, I will be happy to consider reopening it.
Aug
28
comment What options India had other than getting its independence from Britain?
I have looked at this several times, and I have decided to close this question. First of all, it is not a truly valid question as much as a solicitation of opinion. Any answer to this is going to be subjective in nature. Also, I agree with the comment that this appears to be an effort to "guide" the answer to a pre-determined conclusion. If you would like to edit it to make it a valid question, I will consider reopening.
Aug
6
comment What Factors Have Led to the Duration of US Copyrights Continuously Increasing?
Your description and definition of Copyright is completely and totally wrong, and this doesn't answer the question.
Aug
6
comment What Factors Have Led to the Duration of US Copyrights Continuously Increasing?
What you are missing is that you could never buy the book in the first place unless I, as the Copyright owner, granted permission for the book to be published. You now own the book, but NOT the Copyright. You can do what you want with the book, but NOT the content. You can't write your own books using my characters or set in my imaginary world unless I grant you permission or license those rights to you. This is a difference between proprietary and physical ownership, very different.
Aug
6
comment What Factors Have Led to the Duration of US Copyrights Continuously Increasing?
You are incorrect. A Copyright DOES give the creator exclusive rights in determining how their work is used and also guarantees they receive compensation, should they desire it. A Copyright IS recognized as a tangible property and CAN be assigned to heirs or others at the discretion of the creator. Anyone who inherits a Copyright is entitled to the exact same compensation and privileges as the original Copyright holder.
Aug
6
comment What Factors Have Led to the Duration of US Copyrights Continuously Increasing?
The example you gave is not at all correct. It describes the process by which corporations maintain ownership of a creative work through Trademarks. It is NOT Copyright privileges that allow them to maintain this control, it is Trademark ownership.
Aug
6
comment What Factors Have Led to the Duration of US Copyrights Continuously Increasing?
Sorry, but you have really blurred the lines between Copyright and Trademarks. A Copyright DOES identify ownersip in a tangible property. Also, I had to give a downvote because your answer crosses the line between answering and providing opinion.
Jul
30
comment Book on history of international trade
I am going to convert this to a community wiki. I can see some relevance in the request, but it doesn't truly fit our question/answer model. As Luke stated, asking for recommendations that result in a list or ongoing discussions doesn't really fit within our guidelines.
Jun
26
comment What was the first supranational organization?
If you feel that an answer is WRONG or does not address the question, then vote it down and leave a comment. You guys need to STOP using these comments for personal attacks or discussions. If you feel the need to do this, then take it to the CHAT ROOM!
Jun
26
comment What was wrong with Hitler's left hand?
@Harland, welcome to the site, and I hope you will please take the time to read our faq. (See link at the end of this comment.) Without any references to a source for this information, the community as a whole is likely to vote to close this answer. Any supporting information for this response would be appreciated. history.stackexchange.com/faq
Jun
19
comment Why did the US, Britain, France, Denmark and Sweden vote against the UN resolution that condemned Nazism and SS glorification?
We need to refrain from the ongoing discussions regarding the answers to this question. Please use the chat room for ongoing discussions. This question is only borderline in regards to the SE guidelines because it leaves open the possibility for opinion in giving an answer. If we get another answer that borders on opinion, I will have to lock or possibly even close this question.
Jun
15
comment literature about colonialism
I am converting this to a communit wiki. It has true historical merit, but it really doesn't ask a question that has one clearly defined answer.
Jun
13
comment Looking for a book about Haile Selassie's rise to power
Please modify this question to aske for something specific to be answered. Any question that solicits sources, lists, discussion, or opinion are not appropriate for this site. I don't disagree that this is a pertinent topic for history, but if you choose to leave this in its current form it will be converted to a community wiki.
Jun
13
comment Is there any documentation that indicates the Aztecs were as violent as they are made out?
I modified this question to make it more suitable for the site. The alternative, given the way it was worded, was to outright delete it, but I felt that the base question meritted consideration.
Jun
6
comment Explosive Ordinance Yield Over History
Could you please clarify your question? Are you asking about the yield of explosive devices over time, or the effectiveness of firearms in controlling crowds throughout time? Explosive ordnance would not be used for crowd control (normally), so the two seem to be at odds with one another. Please clean it up to be more specific or break it out into two separate questions.