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Oct
12
comment The role of science in enabling the survival of civilisations
"science" "civilisation" "society". This is pretty much ideological dreck.
Sep
26
comment What alternatives to working was proposed in Paris during May, 1968?
This needs to be migrated to politics as it has no historical content.
Sep
19
comment Is Britain currently undergoing a sea-change in its history?
Not at all, I'll think and answer when back at a real computer
Sep
19
comment Is Britain currently undergoing a sea-change in its history?
You'd need to delete from "Thatcher's economic policies. " to the end and replace with the "Is this a historically reasonable interpretation of Britain's historical record over the 20th century?" Not a great question but one Id reopen as answerable.
Sep
19
comment Is Britain currently undergoing a sea-change in its history?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because history is the reflection on the documentary record of the past, not abstract speculation about political science.
Sep
15
comment Is there a precedent for a large amount of refugees granted asylumn by a distant foreign nation
Way too broad. History doesn't provide "precedents." We don't do "list examples of..." answers.
Sep
12
comment Did US propaganda change eating habits in Turkey post WW2?
Seems answerable with relation to US margarine monopolist association or US Trade department documentation. Unlikely to have been investigated specifically though.
Sep
5
comment When was the American War of Independence first called a 'Revolution'?
Very much so bountyable.
Sep
5
comment When was the American War of Independence first called a 'Revolution'?
I know that it is naff to celebrate the excellence of an answer in comments but this is an excellent answer. The attention paid to the perspective of the revolutionists themselves makes for its excellence.
Sep
4
comment Why is there less public attention on the firebombing of Japan compared to its atomic bombing?
Care to explain how history can be "objective" in any sense?
Sep
4
comment Why is there less public attention on the firebombing of Japan compared to its atomic bombing?
Thanks. Addressed.
Sep
4
comment Why is there less public attention on the firebombing of Japan compared to its atomic bombing?
Based on Japanese cabinet records, and records of controllers of major sections of the intact Japanese army, neither did the atomic bombings. The more or less "perfect" operational warfare of the Soviet Union in Manchuria terrified the pants off the Japanese elite, particularly the Army elite. This is of course not the "popular," ie the "well-known," narrative. But it seems to be the disciplinary and historiographical conclusion.
Sep
3
comment Why is there less public attention on the firebombing of Japan compared to its atomic bombing?
History isn't an objective discipline. It is based on the stable reading of subjective text sets. This question is answerable as a public history question. It shows lack of basic research though.
Sep
2
comment What is an example of nostalgia for the past in a design context in the interwar period?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is a source request.
Sep
2
comment Why does the rooster symbolise France?
We still don't do source requests. Try the skeptics stack exchange?
Sep
2
comment Hitler And Nazism - Did Hitler ever express remorse over killing?
What was the psychology or bureaucracy of what are viewed as German atrocities is answerable. This is not.
Sep
2
comment Why did Emperor Constantine believe he was a instrument of God?
Minor edits for textual clarity added. As the question is now historically answerable I've retracted my close vote.
Aug
31
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?
Aug
29
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.
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.