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May
22
revised Why didn't the US choose to demolish Tokyo with an atom bomb?
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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
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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?
Apr
28
comment Military training in the Hijaz during early Islamic era
Umm. Arab tribalism is utterly unlike Native American tribalism, and the Rashidun army was recruited largely from urbanized and well established Arabian city-states, not mercenary nomads.
Apr
24
revised Military training in the Hijaz during early Islamic era
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Apr
24
comment Why is our planet called Earth?
@jwenting - Standard mandarin isn't the native language of a very large section of Chinese speakers - and there are a ton of Mandarin subdialect "mother tongues." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
Apr
23
comment Has there ever been an attempted military takeover of a democracy in the western world?
-1 Conspiracy theory masquerading as history for thinly veiled political reasons. Finland was never a dictatorship, and they fought the Red Army to a standstill in the Continuation War, too.
Apr
23
answered Military training in the Hijaz during early Islamic era
Apr
23
answered How and why did the “Green Gang” hold the balance of power in Shanghai in 1927?
Apr
23
comment Why is our planet called Earth?
@MarkC.Wallace - Surprisingly, no - there are more English speakers than standard Mandarin speakers: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…