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Aug
28
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Aug
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reviewed Leave Open Why is the Stamp Act of 1765 known as a “direct tax?”
Aug
26
answered Origin of Khans?
Aug
11
comment Was the Minoan civilization warlike?
@Oldcat - Here's the deal tho: there is no evidence these weapons were used in extensive wars of aggression in either the historical or archaeological record. As a counter-example, we have both from their contemporaneous neighbors in the Mediterranean, the Egyptians and the Hittites, who were aggressive and expansionist and would be major sparring partners if the Minoans were actually war-like, and not simply pork-barrelling or potlaching with defense spending projects.
Aug
11
comment Was the Minoan civilization warlike?
@Oldcat - The argument isn't that the Minoans were pacifists, the argument is that they were not an expansionist militarized society. For all of their arms and fortifications, the evidence is that they went to war rarely and in campaigns of very limited scope (trade wars and grudges between nobles rather than seeking conquest or hegemony).
Jul
21
reviewed Looks OK Has anyone ever been punished for Project MK-ULTRA?
Jul
21
reviewed Reopen How many Jewish refugee have been expelled out of Arab lands and when?
Jul
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
30
comment Why bother attacking castles at all? Why not go around?
Note - there are differences in how fortresses are used strategically. In Europe in the late middle ages, there were a lot of castles. Bypass one to invest a fortified town, as that's where the loot was, and the army inside the castle would come out and attack you from the rear. Chase them back inside, and the army in another nearby castle you had bypassed would come out and attack you from the rear. This is how the Hungarians defeated the Golden Horde.
Jun
27
awarded  Enlightened
Jun
27
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
25
comment Classical battle sizes vs medieval battle sizes
Depends on where in the Middle Ages - the Mongols assembled massive armies, and fought equally massive armies in Eastern and Central Asia. Did you mean only in Europe?
Jun
23
reviewed Leave Open How did the Nazis view Dickens' Oliver Twist?
Jun
23
reviewed Leave Open What effort did the Luftwaffe make to prevent Operation Torch landings in North Africa 1942?
Jun
11
revised Was it ever deemed illegal to translate the Qu'ran?
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2
reviewed Leave Open Mexicans in the US from the Mexican period
May
30
reviewed Leave Open Were there Jewish Cossacks in the 17th century?
May
30
reviewed No Action Needed Why America waged war against Vietnam?
May
30
reviewed Leave Open Why America waged war against Vietnam?