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comment When was the last time (if ever) an elector was faithless in US presidential elections?
Could you expand with a name of the elector or a source?
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comment Can a source be considered 'primary' if it is not written by an eyewitness and partly based on another source?
As a result of the change in the question (which I consider to be minor) and the bounce back from the hermeneutics stack exchange I'll be providing a different more extensive answer.
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comment Can anyone help Australian Actress ID her Grandfather?
Probably better to hire a professional historian or genealogist near us military archives.
Aug
12
comment Why was there lack of food during WW2 in the UK?
It isn't meant as a joke, as one of the answers mentioned, the government of the UK deliberately caused mass starvation in the empire during the period.
Aug
11
comment Why was there lack of food during WW2 in the UK?
Is the Empire included in the UK?
Aug
11
comment What was the contemporary popular opinion of the Anglo-Irish Treaty?
Might need to specify who the "Irish people" are given the complexity of definitions.
Aug
8
comment Was violent or nonviolent protest more effective in the context of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement?
Last time I checked, "the movement's goals" were very different, depending on whether you accepted the necessity of armed action, or whether you hoped being beaten would soften the heart of a capitalist state.
Aug
5
comment How could Eratosthenes measure the circumference of the Earth?
Migrate to history of science?
Jul
31
comment What was the fertility rate in Ancient Rome and how did this number evolve over time?
Appears to be based on pseudo historical theory and therefore unanswerable.
Jul
29
comment What would be the GDP of the Roman Empire?
There is a series of strong scholarly arguments that this question is unanswerable due to the anachronism of GDP as a theoretical concept.
Jul
28
comment How can I find the most complete list of the names of Kaytn Massacre victims?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is a blatantly off-topic source request.
Jul
27
comment Could a ruler demand a homage from an independent prince?
Absolute monarchy is a little later than the example.
Jul
27
comment Was there any mention in historical articles regarding Joan of Arc's physical appearance?
Because books and websites can be lost you need to explain their contents
Jul
23
comment Did Radio Free Europe say that the Allies would come to the rescue during the Hungarian Revolution?
The work cited is based off RFE archives including full tape archives of what RFE actually broadcast in its Hungarian programming. Archives trump myth. An excellent question would be what role did the myth of RFE offers of support to Hungary play for Hungarians before and after 1989 and for anti-Soviet groups in the west.
Jul
23
comment How common is “decades ahead of his time” in real history?
Better suited to the history of science stack exchange, no?
Jul
23
comment Why didn't Stalin use force to bring Tito into line?
The planning was to use the fraternal states militaries in echelonment to protect Soviet forces. Hungary 1956 was fairly costly for the Soviet Union, and that was without the Honved being centrally controlled to resist or in general resisting. Yugoslavia would have made Korea look nice, thus the plan to bleed the fraternal states first. Korea, of course, being the other point: that Stalin authorised Korea instead of Yugoslavia.
Jul
13
comment Why did the the East-Pakistanis oppose Urdu as their national language while Indians accepted Hindi as theirs?
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Jul
11
comment Orthodox traveller in Catholic lands
Options for what? Where? When?
Jul
10
comment Was George Wallace's American Independent party (1968) “the same party” as Strom Thurmond's Dixiecrat party (1948)?
The modified question seems to be more political history than political theory now.
Jul
10
comment Was George Wallace's American Independent party (1968) “the same party” as Strom Thurmond's Dixiecrat party (1948)?
Last time I checked political science and history were separate disciplines, and political history doesn't attempt the kind of theorising you're demanding of it. There's a perfectly good politics stackexchange by the way.