6,100 reputation
1428
bio website
location
age
visits member for 2 years, 7 months
seen 20 hours ago

Feb
20
answered Who first in human history has promoted equality rights of all people?
Feb
19
comment Who first in human history has promoted equality rights of all people?
This is legend/religion and not history. -1.
Feb
19
revised Has there ever been a truly multi-sided war?
Minor phrasing correction
Feb
14
answered What was the combat effectiveness of German infantry in the western front of the Second World War?
Feb
14
comment At what point did Soviet armored units have qualitative parity with Wehrmacht armored units?
The Char B2 was likewise unbeatable by German armor - but unlike the French, the Russians built a whole bunch of heavy and medium-heavy tanks, and knew how to deploy them for effect.
Feb
6
revised 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?
expanded the answer.
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?
Also note the Soviet Union (and its Eastern Block allies) and China backed successful revolutions in Africa and Central America with men, money and material at the same time as the war in Vietnam - their resources were demonstrably not tied up exclusively in Vietnam.
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 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.