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Feb
6
comment What were the effects of US foreign policy in the South East Asian region in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s on states with capitalist economies?
@ComeAndGo - Well, then, did communist Vietnam lend men, money or material to other Communist insurrections? No. They actually engaged in a brief war with Cambodia that overthrew the Khmer Rouge. The assertion that the Viet Nam war achieved any end is speculative at best, and countered by actual rather than speculated history.
Feb
5
answered What were the effects of US foreign policy in the South East Asian region in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s on states with capitalist economies?
Feb
3
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How did the Scottish lowlands get their Gaelic name?
Jan
30
answered Smoking as a throat cure
Jan
27
comment Has the existence of a matriarchal society really been discredited?
@PieterGeerkens - Fixed and submitted! There was a bit of code at the end of the URL to present as a single page that no longer works. Thanks for noticing!
Jan
27
revised Has the existence of a matriarchal society really been discredited?
Corrected bad link
Jan
3
comment Was the Italian campaign a strategic mistake?
(USSR and USA, rather)
Jan
2
comment Was the Italian campaign a strategic mistake?
@PieterGeerkens - There were only two large industrial powers, USSR and UK. Italy was a major, top-ten world economy with a top-five per-capita GDP. If that ain't a powerhouse, I don't know what is.
Jan
2
comment Was the Italian campaign a strategic mistake?
Here's another one - all of the UK colonies in total, SA, Canada, Australia/New Zealand, Singapore, India, etc, were ~240bln in GDP, not all of which could be mobilized: www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/staff/academic/harrison/…
Jan
2
comment Was the Italian campaign a strategic mistake?
Here ya go: onwar.com/articles/0302.htm "During the battle of France, in 1940, Italy joined the war on the side of Germany/Austria. In terms of 1939 GDP, the Allies to Axis ratio now stood at 0.86 because of the addition of Italian GDP to the Axis."
Jan
2
answered Was the Italian campaign a strategic mistake?
Jan
2
comment Did Ancient Egyptians in the 2nd millennium BC practice Astrology?
Ummm - some of the oldest documents we have from Egypt dealt with mathematics, astronomy and engineering. Neugbauer was disappointed with their practical nature, the "pure" pursuit of knowledge, in his mind, beginning with the Babylonians - it doesn't do a good job of answering the question. I'll work on another answer on the origins of Egyptian astrology and its integration with hellenistic astrology during the Ptolemaic period.
Dec
31
comment Ancient Civilization in non-Egyption Africa?
Wow, people on this site can be deliberately obtuse. The question is asking about ancient civilizations in sub-saharan Africa, and it's an interesting one. Lots of medieval civilizations are well known, but less is known about earlier ones. Also, millions of results is almost worse than none at all - where do you begin? How do you begin? Study is more than plugging a search term into google. Another vote to re-open.
Dec
18
comment How did people acquire things in the pre-Roman Celtic world?
Ring money was used for expensive purchases, like chariots, where it would be impractical to amass enough barterables, and it was unlikely a chariot seller could use or redistribute them if you could. You wouldn't use it to buy a dozen eggs, but it was the backbone of larger scale economic activity and trade.
Nov
15
comment What is the history of Research and Development laboratories?
The origins and progression of the modern applied science laboratory (R&D is essentially applied science) is a very interesting topic, and surprisingly difficult to track down.
Nov
8
awarded  Enlightened
Nov
8
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
31
answered Did Native Americans ever fight the indigenous people living in Mexico before Europeans arrived?
Oct
30
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Languages spoken by Josephus?
Oct
29
revised Origins of Baptist colonists
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