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


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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').
2d
comment Examples of censorship causing economic decline
Too broad: requests infinite list rather than a discrete answer. Poorly formed question as well.
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
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
6
comment How prominent were taverns in medieval Europe?
I'm not even sure that "commerce" and "business" are timely and explanatory categories here.
Jan
5
comment What did farmers/laborers use for boots before modern rubber existed?
History can't answer universally scoped questions. This question is too broad. Rubber soled boots evolved in the context of European and post-European colonial societies in industrialisation. The context of Western European boot making, where industrial production was centred at the time of the development of rubber products, is the natural context. Which leads to the natural context of European footwear after the collapse of "medieval civilisation" in the 13/14th century crises.
Jan
5
comment What did farmers/laborers use for boots before modern rubber existed?
This needs to be made more specific in terms of geography and time.
Jan
1
comment Primary sources from Umayyad times
There's a standing proposal on meta to allow source requests for seminal texts and "closed field" type primary sources where, barring a remarkable discovery, there should be an answer. IIRC. The proposal hasn't been actioned yet.
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
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
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
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.