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This is a quite convoluted story. But in short: the common story is a bit too short for correctness. The Versailles Treaty was quite bad on many accounts, but it was not really responsible alone for what happened to aspirin. The classical account is this: In 1915, Aspirin manufactured in tablet form became available without a prescription. As soon as the ...


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Did the Allies who defeated the Ottoman Empire not leave Anatolia very quickly? Yes, the occupation began on 13.11.1918 and ended on 23.08.1923. The British did not colonize the place, I think all of them are based on secret treaties. Why did the Allied Powers, after occupying the Ottoman Empire, leave Anatolia (the Republic of Turkey)? When we look at the ...


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Robert Hanssen qualifies. Hanssen never told the KGB or GRU his identity and refused to meet them personally, with the exception of the abortive 1993 contact in the Russian embassy parking garage. The FBI believes the Russians never knew the name of their source.


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Question: Are there any good histories of industrial production during WW1? Historically the The United States experience in WWI was that of a lack of production of war materials. From a production perspective WWI and WWII for the United States could not have been more different. The US really didn't manufacture much equipment in WWI for it's own use ...


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The largest WW1 artillery pieces (especially the siege mortars) were very large indeed and even a dud shell from one would do serious damage if it landed on the engine deck of a modern (or indeed almost any) vehicle by sheer kinetic impact force alone. For example the Austrian "Schlanke Emma" fired a 385kg projectile (yes...). It'd probably crush through ...


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A direct hit from a heavy howitzer or cannon (6" and up) against anything other than the frontal armor of a MBT should do serious damage. (I'll leave it as vague as that because I have no exact source handy. But WWI artillery shells were in the same ballpark as WWII artillery shells, and the frontal armor of late WWII tanks was better than the side, top, or ...


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You are ignoring the very real differences between gun types and their ordnance. Gun Types: Direct fire: These weapons fire along line of sight at high speed and at very low elevations. They include muskets, rifles, cannons, and - in a later era - anti-tank weapons. Much of the damage is done by the velocity of the projectile, whether a solid shot such as ...


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