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Question: Was it ever possible to join the US military instead of going to prison for a crime? Local Prosecutors and judges can do whatever they like. They can tell someone to join the army or face prison, etc. There are plenty of stories of these kinds of things occurring, especially in Korea and Vietnam. However; that doesn't mean the army willingly ...


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This is intriguing because it's usually a "don't ask, don't tell" military thing. I was in the US Army for 2 years (2003 - 2005) and over time I've learned it definitely happens but probably a low percentage of military recruits. The compelling issue is what the exact percentage is. When I was in Army AIT, my AIT Drill Sergeant actually told us he was ...


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In the years before the Kennedy administration, visiting African dignitaries, mostly from Liberia and Ethiopia, could hope for (but not expect) the red carpet to be rolled out / meet a senior government official up to and including the president. However, when travelling around / visiting places, most could expect to be exposed to segregation and other ...


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Question: Why did the U.S. place an arms embargo on all belligerents in the 1948 Arab-Israeli war? Answer: The United States cut off weapons shipments to the region 5 months prior to the hostilities breaking out Dec 5, 1947. It did so because the United States a few days earlier had just helped negotiate a partition agreement UN Resolution 181(III)...


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As of March 1863, there seems to have been no binding policy on how to deal with Native American tribes by the Confederacy, not to meantion any strategic alliance. Based on the given source of @MAGolding answer, where most of Baylor's report and the reaction of the chain of command is given as text, Google Book links have been added to the corresponding ...


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Words can change their meaning. So whether Leupp did say/write these words "final solution" would be the first thing to ascertain. Then we should look for what he meant by that. After Hitler, "final solution" is usually quite specific in meaning industrialised mass murder and cold blooded genocide. Some argue that the treatment of native Americans would ...


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This is quite complicated but from the information I found online it looks like the US in 1947 had two reasons for having an embargo. This is from an article called Arms and Influence: British arms policy and the decline of British influence in the Middle East, 1948-49 Following World War II, the US government adopted a policy of providing very limited ...


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The Constitution for the United States of America neither revoked nor amended The Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union.


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I only humbly suggest you might look into the book "The American Indian as Slaveholder and Secessionist : An Omitted Chapter in the Diplomatic History of the Southern Confederacy”, by Annie Heloise Abel, published 1915. It is on Amazon with some commentary. I believe, and hope, that this helps. I read this book several years ago. It is extremely detailed....


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There were Native American tribes living in some of the states of the CSA and in the territories which the CSA hoped to take control of. For any such tribe the Confederates have a range of possible policies to choose from. Such possible policies included: 1) enslave. 2) drive out of CSA territory. 3) exterminate. 4) leave where they were and generally ...


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Publius was a common Roman personal Name, like John, Fred, Thomas. For the Federalist papers the name was chosen by Alexander Hamilton and is believed to be a reference to Plublius Valerius Publicola and to mean "friend of the people". Publicola helped found the ancient republic. Hamilton had used the name previously when writing anonymously in service ...


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I'm not sure if there are any immediate historical sources to answer this question directly, but their choice of pen name is hardly surprising. According to Wikipedia it was a very common name in ancient Rome and, "is thought to derive from the same root as populus and publicus, meaning 'the people' or 'of the people'.


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Question: Did the 'founding fathers' of the United States see Oliver Cromwell as a role model? Oliver Cromwell died 1658, more than a century before the Declaration of Independence. Cromwell was religious fanatic, a regicidal dictator who waged religious genocide. He was the founding fathers worst nightmare, their model of what not to do. Can you ...


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I do think that the fact that Cromwell's sect of Puritans mostly emigrating to Massachusetts is part of the reason that the first shots of the revolution were fired there. There must have been, only a few generations later, a seething dislike of the crown. Think about supper table talk. No doubt that many were the grandchildren of people that fought in ...


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