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Did China ever consider a phonetic writing system?

115 votes
8 answers
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On 1941 Dec 7, could Japan have targeted the Panama Canal instead of Pearl Harbor in a surprise attack?

91 votes
7 answers
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Why didn't Germany blockade the Strait of Gibraltar during WW2?

60 votes
9 answers
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Why are so many metros underground? Isn't that more expensive than an elevated system?

60 votes
4 answers
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Why did Columbus cross the mid-Atlantic instead of exploring from Greenland?

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3 answers
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When did FDR announce he was running a 3rd time, and was there any outrage?

45 votes
2 answers
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In the Soviet Union, why was the Cheka renamed so many times?

36 votes
5 answers
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Did a kamikaze ever impact the hull of a ship, as opposed to the deck?

32 votes
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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?

30 votes
5 answers
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Why didn't China assist in the Vietnam War like they did in Korea?

29 votes
6 answers
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Why did Chamberlain remain Prime Minister of Britain until 10 May, 1940?

27 votes
4 answers
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When planning Barbarossa, did Germany conceive of the Soviet migration of heavy industry?

26 votes
1 answer
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What was the Seven Years War called at first?

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3 answers
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What were the EMP effects, if any, of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki?

25 votes
2 answers
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Why did Napoleon march to Moscow instead of Saint Petersburg?

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5 answers
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Was public transportation free in the Soviet Union?

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8 answers
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Why was Franklin D. Roosevelt pro-intervention?

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1 answer
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How did muzzle-loaded rifled artillery solve the problems of the hand-held rifle?

19 votes
6 answers
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What is the historical reason for 18 years being the most commonly accepted age of adulthood?

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6 answers
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When and how did the West lose its dependency on the USSR for titanium?

18 votes
2 answers
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How much materiel was shipped to Continental Europe per month, after D-Day?

18 votes
3 answers
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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?

17 votes
3 answers
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In the first half of 20th century, how was gold inspected for authenticity?

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2 answers
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In post-WW2 Soviet Union, did most people have bank accounts?

16 votes
4 answers
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Who liberated Denmark in WWII?

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Did the Red Army and German Army clash in Poland in 1939?

15 votes
2 answers
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How many people worked to build one Liberty ship?

14 votes
1 answer
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Did any Chinese scholars propose a heliocentric model?

14 votes
3 answers
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Has there ever been a mass migration of factories comparable to the USSR's in WW2?

14 votes
2 answers
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How were Roman Legions disarmed/disbanded before entering Italia?

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