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


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comment Identify Mystery Object 40.9.11
Appears to be asked and answered by the mislinked article by Sierra Eckert, Kristen Gallerneaux, Phillip R. Polefrone, Dennis Yi Tenen, Grant Wythoff at xpmethod.plaintext.in/public-discourse/ufo.html the device is a feed spool of recording media.
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reviewed Approve Why did Europe not see Roman-era numbers of men participating in battles until the 17th century?
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comment Why would it be beneficial for a rich and technologically advanced country to attract foreign investors?
History doesn't deal with justification of hypotheticals. This may be better suited to politics.se who occasionally deal with macroeconomics. This question could be rescued as a historical question by asking about why a particular developed state that tolerates foreign direct investment does so. IIRC Australian economic history answers a question like this through Noel Butlin's and others' work. (Answer is 'imperialism').
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comment Examples of censorship causing economic decline
Too broad: requests infinite list rather than a discrete answer. Poorly formed question as well.
Jan
23
reviewed Leave Closed Why Nazism selected Hindu Symbol Swastika as their symbol?
Jan
20
answered Why was the Halifax death penalty reserved for thefts of at least 13½ pence?
Jan
19
answered Evidence that Khe Sanh was a diversion for the Tet Offensive or vice versa?
Jan
16
comment How democratic was the ancient republic of Rome?
Probable migrate to politics.se. This seems to be more about political science definitions of "democracy" than about the actual social history of Roman governance, law, state, civil disorder, politics and social contest between classes.
Jan
14
comment Was there a secret side-agreement between the USSR and Nazi Germany to summarily execute the Polish officer corp?
The second paragraph needs to be excised. It is a second very separate question, and one premised on conspiratorial reasoning. The first paragraph fundamentally confuses the difference between "summary" and "sentenced" executions.
Jan
12
reviewed Leave Closed Why are dates and locations important in History?
Jan
12
answered What was the actual value of tea destroyed during the Boston Tea Party?
Jan
12
revised Why were the 8th Route Army better at fighting the Japanese than the Nationalists were?
clearly indicate comparison is nationalists and 8th route versus Japanese, not 8th route versus Japanese and nationalists
Jan
11
comment What is 'real socialism'?
The term is more commonly known as "actually existing socialism" in the circles I run with. Descriptive terms aren't individually invented and don't have "official" meanings.
Jan
10
comment Why would Cavour ally with France instead of any enemy of Austria that wasn't looking to grab Nice and Savoy?
Could do with a sub-edit. Period into the body of the question. Who Cavour was.
Jan
9
comment What are some other celebrated military failures, besides Gallipoli?
Sadly ANZAC day has always been celebrated, as part of state ideology. Commemoration seems to be a form of resistance and self-expression. Castigation has also been a response.
Jan
8
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
6
answered Did the Chinese Develop Steam Engines Prior to the 17th Century?
Jan
6
revised Did the Chinese Develop Steam Engines Prior to the 17th Century?
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Jan
6
revised How prominent were taverns in medieval Europe?
edited tags
Jan
6
comment How prominent were taverns in medieval Europe?
I'm not even sure that "commerce" and "business" are timely and explanatory categories here.