DrZ214
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Did China ever consider a phonetic writing system?
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On 1941 Dec 7, could Japan have targeted the Panama Canal instead of Pearl Harbor in a surprise attack?
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Why didn't Germany blockade the Strait of Gibraltar during WW2?
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Why are so many metros underground? Isn't that more expensive than an elevated system?
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Why did Columbus cross the mid-Atlantic instead of exploring from Greenland?
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When did FDR announce he was running a 3rd time, and was there any outrage?
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In the Soviet Union, why was the Cheka renamed so many times?
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Did a kamikaze ever impact the hull of a ship, as opposed to the deck?
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Given their reputation for fighting to the last man in the Pacific, why did 700,000 Japanese troops surrender in Manchuria?
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Why did Chamberlain remain Prime Minister of Britain until 10 May, 1940?
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Why didn't China assist in the Vietnam War like they did in Korea?
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When planning Barbarossa, did Germany conceive of the Soviet migration of heavy industry?
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What was the Seven Years War called at first?
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Was public transportation free in the Soviet Union?
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What were the EMP effects, if any, of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
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Why did Napoleon march to Moscow instead of Saint Petersburg?
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Why was Franklin D. Roosevelt pro-intervention?
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Before European influence circa 1600, did any Chinese believe the Earth was spherical, and did they ever try to measure it?
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How much materiel was shipped to Continental Europe per month, after D-Day?
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What is the historical reason for 18 years being the most commonly accepted age of adulthood?
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How many people worked to build one Liberty ship?
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In post-WW2 Soviet Union, did most people have bank accounts?
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In the first half of 20th century, how was gold inspected for authenticity?
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Who liberated Denmark in WWII?
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When and how did the West lose its dependency on the USSR for Titanium?
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Did the Red Army and German Army clash in Poland in 1939?
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Has there ever been a mass migration of factories comparable to the USSR's in WW2?
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In the 18th c., did/would China accept gold from Europe as trade payment? Why / why not?
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How fortified was Cyprus during WW2?
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Did any Chinese scholars propose a heliocentric model?
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