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Tom Au
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Was it militarily possible to "island hop" the Philippines if not for MacArthur?

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5 answers
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What did Germany do in World War II about the different rail gauge in the Soviet Union?

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1 answer
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Why did Poland keep Warsaw as its capital instead of returning it to Krakow in the 20th century?

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9 answers
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How did Moscow become the capital/most important city in Russia?

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5 answers
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Why did modern "Romania" remain the most "Roman" part of the Balkans?

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8 answers
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Why were troops with bayonets often effective against enemy cavalry even though the bayonet was a "secondary" weapon?

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2 answers
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Could the Russians Have Done Better at the Battle of Tsushima Straits Than They Actually Did?

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3 answers
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Did American policymakers seriously consider scaling down Lend Lease Aid to the Soviet Union after the battle of Kursk?

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2 answers
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How and why did e.g. Chechnya differ in status from entities like Armenia?

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2 answers
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Why did Hitler send Manstein's army (and not some other) to Leningrad in the summer of 1942?

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1 answer
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Did the Axis try to "bribe" Turkey into joining them during World War II?

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9 answers
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Could the Soviet Union have continued fighting World War II without Caucasus oil?

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7 answers
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Why did the German air force lose experienced pilots faster than the Allies, even though they were defending their home airspace?

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5 answers
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Did the Germans lose the U-Boat war in World war II because of a shortage of quality, rather than quantity?

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2 answers
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Has history mistreated Nero?

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3 answers
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What is the historical background of the current Ukraine crisis?

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4 answers
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Do any historians consider superior German airpower as the most important factor in the Battle of France?

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Could the Soviet Union have supported Czechoslovakia primarily by air in 1938?

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3 answers
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Did the Allies try to "bribe" Franco to join them in World War II?

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1 answer
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Did the Americans trade destroyers in the "destroyer deal" that they would later need themselves?

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3 answers
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How were the Bulgarians regarded by the Nazis during World War II?

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3 answers
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How did the Japanese treat captured "Flying Tigers" in World War II?

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3 answers
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What was the meaning of the following Neville Chamberlain quote?

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5 answers
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Why were the Mongolian armies able to to use greater percentages of archers than (Medieval) Europeans?

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2 answers
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Did the French Revolution help produce French military "elan?"

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3 answers
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How and why did Charles XII get to Poltava?

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1 answer
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What are the origins of Pakistani laws on "blasphemy?"

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4 answers
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Were there any successful attempts by the Allies to "turn" groups of Axis soldiers?

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8 answers
98k views

Why have officers in the U.S. army tended to "top out" at the level of Major?

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3 answers
3k views

How dependent were the Germans on horse transport in their invasion of the Soviet Union?

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