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


Aug
31
comment Did Churchill advocate genocide of any innocent group of people?
Given the United Nations definition, the British War Cabinet, of which Churchill was member and leader and where Churchill took cabinet responsibility on the matter, chose to deliberately inflict upon the Bengali people in 1943/1944 conditions of life conditions which were known that would bring about its physical destruction in part. Churchill did not advocate this outside of War Cabinet.
Aug
31
comment Did Churchill advocate genocide of any innocent group of people?
It isn't that simple. I see no argued reason to prefer a particular UN definition over the wide variety of other government or scholarly uses: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genocide_definitions
Aug
31
comment Did Churchill advocate genocide of any innocent group of people?
what is "genocide"? The term has a number of uses, some much much broader, some much much narrower.
Aug
30
comment What is the history of the anthropological “Negroid, Mongoloid, Caucasoid” distinction of the races?
The development of 19th century racial "science" is fairly well documented and historicised. Even if some racial "scientists" used biblical tropes, they thoroughly reinterpreted them in and for a 19th century context of European empire.
Aug
30
revised What is the history of the anthropological “Negroid, Mongoloid, Caucasoid” distinction of the races?
edited tags
Aug
25
reviewed Close Etymology of Pine Street in San Francisco
Aug
23
answered What legal or moral mechanism ensured Stalin's grip on power?
Aug
22
comment What legal or moral mechanism ensured Stalin's grip on power?
Good excepting the last paragraph which doesn't deal with Stalin's control of internal dissent by fostering pre-existing urban working class opinion on his own policy track during the pre GPW period (Ural-Siberian, Giddy with Success, Rapid industrialisation). Stalin faced disorganised popular support or discontent as a limitation on his policy until part way through the GPW.
Aug
22
comment What legal or moral mechanism ensured Stalin's grip on power?
You need to discuss the mid-level rank and file of the party, who were purged twice IIRC in the 1930s, a paper purge first, then a blood purge. Stalin appeared to intervene at quite low levels; and, those who initiated and survived the purges tended to hold policy positions aligned with Stalin's: usually for independent reasons (Fitzpatrick S, Conquest R, Ðilas M, etc)
Aug
20
comment How much was the wealthy elite harmed by the Bolshevik revolution?
An adequate answer needs to additionally address Tzarist and private overseas debt, and changed behaviour by international capital during the lifetime of the Soviet Union.
Aug
20
comment What was the role of U.S. involvement in World War II?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is a request for a comparison to a non-historical counterfactual.
Aug
20
answered PANDA Source Analysis
Aug
20
answered What is the difference between a typescript and manuscript?
Aug
20
revised What is the difference between a typescript and manuscript?
edited tags; edited tags
Aug
19
comment Where did Medieval Europe's gold come from?
This doesn't actually answer the question, it appears to be an answer to a different question.
Aug
19
reviewed Reviewed What was the reason for the near-mutiny on the Georgios Averof in 1911?
Aug
19
revised What is a strong state in history?
respond to DVK
Aug
18
comment Was Jesus depicted as dark skinned during the beginning of christianity
Better identification of the depictions and black madonnas you have seen would help this question (named works, works in holding galleries, works in art books / catalogues). A reference to who said that the depictions of Jesus today are based off cesare borgia would also help.
Aug
17
comment Two side of history
I'm not sure how this question could be improved to be reopenable. The idea that there are only two sides and that there is only one story is pretty dubious. The answer to this question seems to be "You have reckoned that history ought to judge the past and to instruct the contemporary world as to the future. The present attempt does not yield to that high office. It will merely tell how it really was." (Ranke)
Aug
12
reviewed Leave Closed In a broad sense, what are the reasons for the history-spanning persecution of Jews?