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


Aug
12
comment Why did Central and South American nations participate in WWII?
I'm pretty sure this is answerable as either a summary of US soft imperial power and/or a list of individual political or diplomatic history summaries. The point with this question is to answer based on scholarly opinions of "why" rather than personal ones.
Aug
12
reviewed Leave Open Why did Central and South American nations participate in WWII?
Aug
12
reviewed Close How do modern historians evaluate Sherman's “Total War”?
Aug
12
comment How can prices be compared over time?
If you're claiming to be instrumental, then all that means is you're unwilling to disclose, or haven't disclosed to yourself, the theoretical basis on which you judge in experience that your method is "better" or produces "best results." Your practice is theory laden, even if you don't formalise that theory, and (based on current biographical data) I'm not seeing that you're a member of a community of practice adequate for me to accept an argument from your personal experience. Are you an economic historian or equivalent?
Aug
11
reviewed Close In a broad sense, what are the reasons for the history-spanning persecution of Jews?
Aug
11
comment How can prices be compared over time?
Without being snippy, and recognising that this is a valid answer which I believe to be wrong: all this tells you is that social productivity in terms of production of sheep and production of gold in market realising situations has remained incidentally linked. Gold is also an extremely poor instrument for dealing with price in finance capitalism. So all we can say is that volumes and techniques of producing sheep and gold were happenstance linked. Tells us nothing about if people wore flax or wool or rayon, if they ate meat or starved. If mounds of gold went unused or were displayed.
Aug
11
answered How can prices be compared over time?
Aug
11
comment Why did people die for their religion in the 400s CE (or even now)?
Late antiquity had well defined monotheistic religions other than Christianity which had immediately proven their willingness to die for a cause (Judaism). Treating pre-late-antiquity annihilations and displacements as dying for religion is also viable. Maybe you're actually asking "When did Religion become separate from Society in General."?
Aug
11
reviewed Close Why were so many currently successful football (soccer) teams founded around the year 1900?
Aug
11
comment Why did people die for their religion in the 400s CE (or even now)?
This could be a cultural history / history of ideas question that is very answerable. I'm just not sure about the thesis in the question.
Aug
11
answered What is a strong state in history?
Aug
7
reviewed Reviewed Were the 1940-42 RAF bombing raids over Germany unescorted?
Aug
6
comment How was planning done before computers?
Bureaucracy and the staff system didn't require computing, nor business systems. The information management techniques such as list making, card cataloguing, or filing were developed on top of the hierarchical headquarters systems and French / German staff systems of the 19th century. That time-sensitive events will not be carried out correctly is a military truism ("Friction"), and for an excellent example of the failure of a 19th century staff / logistics system Zola's The Debacle accounts for the failure of the French in the Fraco-Prussian war.
Jul
31
comment How Did The US Justice System Lose Sight of Intent?
Question confuses commenters who view it as relating to criminal intent, instead of "intent" in jurisprudence. Needs to be fixed before answerable.
Jul
30
comment When did the socialist movement start becoming noteworthy in Russian history?
While the first part of the question is very answerable here, the second part isn't. We don't do recommendations. But let's take this as an appeal that people cite their answers :).
Jul
3
comment Examples of defense without walls
A number of those defenders who lost particular battles advanced and eventually achieved their strategic aims by inviting or being prepared for urban assaults. The US example Comintern cites recognises a small but non-zero number of "wins" in the immediate battle by defending forces. But yes, the city tends to be lost and destroyed.
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
30
answered Examples of defense without walls
Jun
21
answered Has the accounting services industry ever been disrupted in the U.S.?
Jun
21
revised Has the accounting services industry ever been disrupted in the U.S.?
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