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


Dec
31
comment What are the latest publications demolishing the Aryan invasion/migration theory?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is a source request.
Dec
26
comment Why travel to one's birthplace for a Roman census?
Apart from the theological tu quoques contained late in this quote, this question is likely to only be answered from theological perspectives. While theology is a worthy humanity, it is not history. Migrate to an alternate stack.
Dec
23
revised Were labor shortages ever a problem for the railroads in the Old West?
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Dec
23
comment How did the Germans get homes again after WWII?
A good answer to this question would need to deal with Ossie (where the Marshall Plan was as irrelevant as Comecon for improving German living standards) and Wessie.
Dec
23
comment What responsibility did Golda Meir have for the Yom Kippur war?
This question needs a lot of work. It postulates dubious counterfactuals as the basis for asking about real history, and the question itself is "how much evidence". Any answer would necessarily be "some."
Dec
22
comment Are there any scientific estimates for Mycenaean Greece population?
This question appears to be off-topic because it appears to be a reference request, a type of question (still) explicitly banned: history.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic
Dec
16
comment Have wartime conditions traditionally decreased or increased consensual sexual activity in the young?
So broad as to be sociology.
Dec
15
reviewed Reviewed What happened to the wealth of the Rothschild banking family?
Dec
15
comment What happened to the wealth of the Rothschild banking family?
This appears to be unreferenced commentary, rather than an answer. While an answer from this analytical perspective would be welcome, this is not a historical answer.
Dec
15
comment Books on the history of modern China for pleasure reading?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is a reference request.
Dec
15
reviewed Close What happened to the wealth of the Rothschild banking family?
Dec
15
reviewed Close What was the American response to the Sino-Soviet border conflict?
Dec
15
awarded  Necromancer
Dec
14
comment How historically accurate was the movie “Charlie Wilson's War”?
The concept of "historical accuracy" is suspect, though I suspect you're using it as a proxy for "history as practiced by historians." Fictive films never meet the standards of historiography as works of history. In particular, this film's Whiggish moralising, simplification, and biographic fixation make the film's "accuracy" a trivial: of course not.
Dec
14
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
13
reviewed No Action Needed What is the difference between Mughals and Afghanis?
Dec
13
reviewed Close Morse code is a ternary human-optimised code, is there a binary, non-machine optimised code?
Dec
13
comment Morse code is a ternary human-optimised code, is there a binary, non-machine optimised code?
Questions on scholarly disciplines other than History are off-topic here, unless they also involve history in some fashion. Referencing "the past" is not history.
Dec
13
reviewed Close What is the difference between Mughals and Afghanis?
Dec
13
comment Why is literacy difficult?
Firstly, this question is a counterfactual that is unanswerable, largely because you're seeking to justify your own political ideas regarding the benefit of literacy. Secondly, this assumption, "when literacy was clearly highly beneficial?" is political and undemonstrated. Thirdly, to save this question you need to remove your politics, and ask about how people in the past used literacy. I suspect you're going to find that literacy was not high beneficial.