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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?
May
29
comment Is Taiwan always a part of People's Republic of China?
@jwenting - It's safe to assume Taiwan has nuclear weapons as well; of the three pariah nations of the '60s and '70s, South Africa, Israel and Taiwan, they were the only one with the technical and economic ability to run a nuclear program who didn't officially announce it.
May
23
awarded  Necromancer
May
19
awarded  Enlightened
May
18
awarded  Yearling
May
15
comment How did ancient armies keep the route of supplies to their battlefield?
@DVK Interesting to note - after the initial Mongol invasion of Europe, the Golden Horde invaded the same area of Hungary 40 years later. The Hungarians had used the intervening decades to build dozens of castles and holdfasts and walled towns, all garrisoned, which they used to store supplies securely and to harry foragers, denying them resources to carry out the campaign. The mongols were seen off after a two month campaign, soundly beaten.
May
15
comment Why wasn't Federal Republic of Central America a stable country?
Yup, there are something like 7 million mayan speakers in Mexico and Central America today - but there are actually a half million speakers each of a dozen or so dialects, many of which are incomprehensible to each other.
May
15
comment What was the nominal strength of a company in a British Regiment during the American war of Independence?
Yeah, 2400 is way out of range for 1775. Armies grew dramatically in size after the French Revolution to deal with a completely mobilized populace (like France's) - the French used sheer numbers to drown the professional militaries of the powers trying to restore the monarchy, so professional militaries grew much larger.
May
14
reviewed Leave Open Explaining differences in settler-first peoples mating
May
14
reviewed Leave Open Gap between poor and rich in the Roman Empire
May
14
comment Gap between poor and rich in the Roman Empire
It's a fine question - comparative standards of living and class structure is a hot topic in history. The answers may kerfluffle some political ideologues on the right side of the spectrum, but that's never a bad thing.
May
14
awarded  Custodian
May
6
reviewed Leave Open Has the strength of the historical-archaeological method ever been tested experimentally?
May
6
comment Has the strength of the historical-archaeological method ever been tested experimentally?
The academic discipline you're looking for is "experimental archaeology" - it's a pretty active field. In addition to applying their techniques to modern societies, they recreate artifacts using period technology and test their usage in real-world conditions.
May
6
awarded  Custodian
May
6
reviewed Reopen What was the last landmass on Earth to be settled by human beings?
May
6
reviewed Reviewed How come Week days in India match with Western system?
May
5
comment What was the last landmass on Earth to be settled by human beings?
I strongly disagree with the hold. Timelines of human settlement are a very important area of interest to historians and archaeologists.