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Feb
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comment What was the custom/consensus regarding irregular combatants 19th century?
Lennart: one of the problems with this topic is that the combatant status of both franc-tireurs and of the armed civilians of Bazeilles is whether they were "proper" combatants. I went for "armed civilians" in relation to the Bazeilleans as they lacked even the informal organisation of the franc-tireurs.
Feb
9
comment What was the custom/consensus regarding irregular combatants 19th century?
Excellent partial answer, and the core answer required to move onto the cultural issues of whether people thought this was moral and how they described and coloured its moral status.
Feb
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revised What was the custom/consensus regarding irregular combatants 19th century?
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Feb
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comment What was the custom/consensus regarding irregular combatants 19th century?
This question could be saved by discussing comparative law of war of the 19th century, comparative morality of war of the 19th century, historical concepts of civilian, or the historical reciprocal national imaginaries of France and Germany.
Feb
8
comment What were the effects of US foreign policy in the South East Asian region in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s on states with capitalist economies?
No, because of methodology. Yew's direct involvement is the chief reason to doubt his capacity to provide an analysis at the standards demanded of historical analysis. He may incidentally have the right opinion, but his argument from personal experience is a bad one. Moreover, the place to start wouldn't be with his public pronouncements, but with Singaporean cabinet documents, in particular public order documents. Yew has every reason to lie about the state of public order in Singapore (as would any head of state). This is why primary sources are rarely relied upon for their analysis.
Feb
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comment What were the effects of US foreign policy in the South East Asian region in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s on states with capitalist economies?
@ComeAndGo "unless they had some sort of political agenda." What do you think the ruler of a viciously anti-communist state has regarding the American war? The reason why we have historiography instead of just lists of primary sources is precisely due to the lack of distance in time and politics from the events in question which most primary sources possess.
Feb
6
comment What factors contributed to the rise of national monarchies in the high middle ages?
(Honestly, this sounds like a question that would be better suited to "late early modern" rather than "high middle ages.")
Feb
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revised What were the effects of US foreign policy in the South East Asian region in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s on states with capitalist economies?
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Feb
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revised Did Ben Franklin actually make any tofu?
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Feb
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reviewed Close What is the history of Cartography?
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Jan
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comment Was COMECON involved in economic imperialism and if so, to what extent?
On top of this was a layer of military imperialism, such as the Soviet control of Hungarian nuclear resources. This lay outside of COMECON or war repatriations, and did stunt growth. However, the failures of Stalinist concentration on heavy industry and forced destruction of productive small-producer dominated sectors and a poorly managed growth plan all were more important in the 1950s recession than military resource imperialism.
Jan
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comment Was COMECON involved in economic imperialism and if so, to what extent?
It is worth noting that some COMECON nations had multiple economic relationships with the Soviet Union. Hungary had normal COMECON relationships and pre-COMECON relationships, including the failed Hungarian/Yugoslav steel production plan. But Hungarian as a former Axis belligerent had specific war reparation obligations to the Soviet Union. Both Trianon revisionists and Hungarians generally considered these to be exploitative and to specifically stunt Hungarian growth. (I believe the destruction of handicraft, small agriculture; and, the 1951 recession were worse).
Jan
28
comment When did Australia declare war on Germany in WWII
Now that's impressive, and impressive research and reasoning, and bounty worthy (as soon as this question goes eligible). Australia never declared war independently upon Germany, but became independent for foreign policy purposes already at war with Germany.
Jan
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accepted When did Australia declare war on Germany in WWII
Jan
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comment When did Australia declare war on Germany in WWII
The Australian government famously enjoys losing history wars with the scholarly public. I see no reason to reverse a hundred and seventy years of scholarly convention in favour of a state's preferred narrative.
Jan
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comment When did Australia declare war on Germany in WWII
Fails to show basic research regarding Australian sovereignty, independent foreign policy, and reading the question.
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why was France granted an equal status among victors of World War II?