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I do labour history, wikipedia and cow clickers. I also do "internet culture."


Apr
15
reviewed Needs Improvement How did the United States avoid (or recover from) post revolution corruption?
Apr
15
reviewed Excellent Roman navy propelled by animals instead of human rowers?
Apr
15
reviewed Needs Improvement Are the “bone fields” of the Stalingrad encircled battlefields real?
Apr
15
reviewed Needs Improvement What English king died from water intoxication?
Apr
15
reviewed Needs Improvement Before Pearl Harbor, what percentage of Americans believed the US would stay out of the war?
Apr
15
reviewed Satisfactory Light cavalry in medieval western Europe?
Apr
15
reviewed Needs Improvement What populations have been denied the ability to leave a territory, so that its goverment could kill them?
Apr
15
reviewed Needs Improvement Is Howard Roark's potted history of architecture accurate?
Apr
15
reviewed Needs Improvement To what extent were religious groups persecuted in the Soviet Union?
Apr
15
reviewed Needs Improvement What specifc training occurred for members of medieval military orders?
Mar
31
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Why did the USSR give Crimea to Ukraine?
Mar
19
comment Are there instances where collective farming has actually brought benefit to the population
@RazieMah Both the Soviet Union and the People's Republic of China were heavily classed systems. I'm not sure of your point. Your failure to gesture at the theory informing your opinion of what "is" and "isn't" collectivisation leaves the term open. I believe it can apply to feudal production relations where distribution is relatively more vigorous, like monastery or waste strip farming which I'm sufficiently familiar to comment on. There is no "pure" social formation.
Mar
18
comment Are there instances where collective farming has actually brought benefit to the population
Hammond & Hammond are pretty adequate for my second paragraph. The first can be found in the research project around Posten into Saxon and Norman land use; excepting the monasteries, which is patently obvious from resistance to Henry VIII.
Mar
18
answered Are there instances where collective farming has actually brought benefit to the population
Mar
16
comment Mouse as an Ancient Remedy - Official Critique
This question appears to be off-topic because it is a source request. A kind of question explicitly excluded by the rules for this stackexchange.
Mar
14
comment In WWII, why did people not run away from executions?
One argument is that the required character of resistance was rare: Defiance (film); Primo Levi If not now, when? Though given Levi's novel was from 1986, I'd suggest its more likely to be about Italian revolutionary politics in the 1970s. The same question applies to Soviet POWs being starved to death in 1941.
Mar
10
comment Did any other countries try to breed a race out like what happened in Australia?
Given the high level of commentary interest, and rapid commentary, and the politicised nature of this historical issue, I have protected the question.
Mar
4
comment Roman navy propelled by animals instead of human rowers?
This is very close to a close for speculation.
Mar
3
comment How did the human capacity to manipulate the physical and social world change in Europe between 1400 to 1700?
Counterfactuals are generally an indication of lazy problem specification. Compare the poorly specified "Great Divergence" with the well specified "Needham Question". Needham resulted in 28 book length parts of Science and Civilisation in China. The Great Divergence resulted in a bunch of curiously argued single author monographs. Needham asked, "What was Chinese economics, sociology, knowledge and material culture?" The Great Divergence asked, "Why isn't China 'The West'?" Counterfactuals should rarely be tolerated.
Mar
3
comment How did the human capacity to manipulate the physical and social world change in Europe between 1400 to 1700?
Fixed the progress problem for you. Fixed the unanswerable problem for you. Had to limit it to Europe to make it answerable. (Other questions in relation to China or India would be possible)