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Jun
3
comment Where can I find American circus or carnival grounds plans?
What a great question, and frustratingly difficult to run down online - we all know the midway, the sideshow, the rides, but tracking down how were they separated and organized in practice is proving a tough row to hoe.
May
28
awarded  Enlightened
May
28
awarded  Nice Answer
May
24
revised Ancient statue I found near my place
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May
24
answered Ancient statue I found near my place
May
24
comment Ancient statue I found near my place
1) Where are you located? (Which city are you in or near?) 2) Are there any ruins or old buildings or sites near you? What cultures do they belong to? 3) We really need a clearer photo, and please photograph all sides of the object.
May
23
comment Epoch of an item marked with anchor symbol with the letters N and D
Notre Dame actually translates to "Our Lady" not "Our Mother", sorry.
May
22
revised Why didn't the US choose to demolish Tokyo with an atom bomb?
edited title
May
20
comment Epoch of an item marked with anchor symbol with the letters N and D
This is a souvenir of someone's first communion - the ND probably stands for Notre Dame, "Our Mother", which is a Roman Catholic reference to the Virgin Mary - and the name of a few dozen churches, cathedrals and chapels dating back to that period in francophone countries worldwide. The logo is probably of the church, parish or bishopric... will require some shoe leather to run that down.
May
20
comment U.S. Marine Corps and Why does the Navy’s army need its own air force?
Ehh. Things have changed - the emphasis is now on Special Forces for targeted missions to begin combat operations. The CIA SAD are the first combatants into any given theater nowadays, followed closely by units from the Special Forces from the various branches for specific, targeted strikes. The first conventional forces on the ground in both Afghanistan and Iraq were the Marines.
May
20
answered U.S. Marine Corps and Why does the Navy’s army need its own air force?
May
18
awarded  Yearling
May
17
comment Did the United States have a third atomic bomb to drop on Japan?
Edited to remove commentary irrelevant to an otherwise interesting question.
May
17
revised Did the United States have a third atomic bomb to drop on Japan?
Removed unnecessary and controversial first paragraph, corrected minor errors with spelling and grammar.
May
14
revised Why didn't Japan expand into Ezo?
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May
13
answered Why didn't Japan expand into Ezo?
May
13
comment What is this strange uniform?
Here's another visual reference - seems a match for the original image: uniformsotw.com/products/35/58%201.jpg
May
7
comment Specialization of labor among the ancient Maya
@FelixGoldberg - Here's a well cited blog post on the topic of Mayan war that covers it: ancientamerindia.wordpress.com/2012/12/14/…
May
6
answered Specialization of labor among the ancient Maya
May
3
answered Why did the Russians lose to the Turks in 1711 after defeating them in 1700 and the Swedes in 1709?