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accepted Did war chariots ever actually have blades on the wheel hubs?
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accepted Why did Canada not join the American Revolution?
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comment In current times is it impossible to win a war if the people of invaded country are determined not to lose?
The Vietnam war was lost not only because of the North Vietnamese army as you say, but also because the South was exactly like Iraq and Afghanistan. There were insurgents and the pro-USA government in the south was far from stable. When the USA pulled out, the South government fell. Same will probably happen in Iraq and Afghanistan. America needs to realise that democracy means most countries will choose governments that are different from what the USA would like. You can't impose a government on a country and claim to be creating democracy.
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comment Since the inception of the United States, has the term “America” ever referred to something more than simply “the United States”?
@Robusto When demonstrators yell "Death to America", they are usually not shouting in English so the confusion over the name doesn't apply.
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comment Since the inception of the United States, has the term “America” ever referred to something more than simply “the United States”?
@Jay South Americans are not Americans. South America, and Carabean are part of the Americas (drop the 'n').
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answered Since the inception of the United States, has the term “America” ever referred to something more than simply “the United States”?
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comment Who was responsible for the partition of India?
@mgb Sure, minorities in Greater India were oppressed but it was no genocide. It is important to remember that the Muslims were both minority in some areas and majority in others. You seem to favour the Muslims in Hindu India while ignoring the Hindus in Muslim Pakistan. The partition triggered a massive genocide of minorities on both sides of the borders. There were other options and the negligence and over-hast of the partition is a tragedy that was foreseen and could have been prevented.
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comment Who was responsible for the partition of India?
India had lived with a mix of Hindu and Muslims side by side for hundreds of years. There is no reason that this peaceful coexistence could not have continued for long after but for a few high profile politicians (some of whom counted Gandhi as a friend) who sought partition and stirred trouble.
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answered WWI trench tactics using shields?
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answered Was there any separation between hunting bow technology and weapon bows?
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comment Are modern handguns a major reason for democratization?
Isn't the internet worderful: mongabay.com/images/commodities/charts/beef.html the price of beef in Kenya in 1986 was almost the same as in 2005.
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comment Are modern handguns a major reason for democratization?
@DVK - Cause I can do basic maths: 4 is less than 15.
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answered Is there a Greek myth of Poseidon “dating” his daughter in the form of a dolphin?