621 reputation
48
bio website ggvaidya.com
location Boulder, CO
age 30
visits member for 3 years, 1 month
seen Feb 6 '13 at 20:29

Nov
14
awarded  Yearling
Nov
14
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
12
awarded  Yearling
Feb
14
awarded  Enlightened
Feb
14
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
12
awarded  Yearling
Jun
6
awarded  Nice Answer
May
7
answered Who ruled India when the Abbasid ruler Harun al-Rashid was the Caliph of Baghdad?
Mar
7
comment How many troops died on D-day?
Interestingly, roughly the same number of people were injured or killed in the first eleven hours of the last day of World War I than on all of D-Day: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/November_11,_1918#Last_casualties (10,000 casualties, 2,700 deaths).
Feb
28
comment Why did the French insist on reclaiming Indo-China after WWII?
I can't think of any example where a colonial power left a colony "unclaimed" after WWII; as far as I know, all colonies reverted to their colonial masters before becoming independent in the 1940s-60s. Why would France be any different?
Feb
28
comment Why did the Western Roman Empire collapse but not the Eastern Roman Empire?
So why didn't the Goths migrate into the Eastern Empire instead of the West?
Feb
22
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
31
answered Who should be the king/queen of England?
Oct
29
answered What was the life expectancy in Medieval Britain?
Oct
26
comment How did Edward Misselden become a deputy-governor of a merchant company at 15?
@Cerberus Thanks for the validation and the full form of "fl"! I've updated my answer and replaced the FAQ reference to point to the Wikipedia page for 'floruit'.
Oct
26
awarded  Editor
Oct
26
revised How did Edward Misselden become a deputy-governor of a merchant company at 15?
Updated answer based on comments by @Cerberus
Oct
13
awarded  Teacher
Oct
13
answered Why was Caesar at the Rubicon?
Oct
12
answered How did Edward Misselden become a deputy-governor of a merchant company at 15?