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John Dallman
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177 votes

Why didn't the US and USSR jam each other's early-warning radar?

112 votes

Why did the Germans use the Enigma machine rather than the far superior "Lorenz" cipher machine?

90 votes

How did the USSR manage to innovate in an environment characterized by government censorship and high bureaucracy?

78 votes
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Why did the USA invade Okinawa instead of one of the many other islands in southern Japan

77 votes
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Was WW1 generally foreseen?

67 votes

How did pilots know when to release bombs on airplanes during World War2?

63 votes

Why was capturing the south of Okinawa necessary?

62 votes
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Why was World War I ended on Nov 11 11:00, rather than immediately upon signing the armistice?

61 votes
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Who was the most successful German spy against Great Britain in WWII, from the contemporary German perspective?

60 votes
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How were Kurds involved (or not) in the invasion of Normandy?

60 votes

Is it true that Germans in World War 2 did not suffer punishment for refusing genocidal orders?

51 votes

Are the pyramids too old?

50 votes

States calling themselves a dictatorship

47 votes
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Why was Harry Truman chosen to be Vice President in 1944?

45 votes
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Who is the woman in this United States military propaganda image representing?

43 votes
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Was Switzerland pressured either by Allies or Axis to take part in World War 2 at any time?

36 votes

Were there any Germans in Japan after the surrender of Germany in May, 1945 and if so, what happened to them?

36 votes

Why didn't Hitler have more submarines in the English channel?

35 votes
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What was the planned line of succession for the Nazi Party in the event that Hitler died?

34 votes
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Why did Germany officially acknowledge the contents of the Zimmerman telegram?

34 votes
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Was Churchill's "backwards" victory symbol a rude gesture to Hitler?

30 votes

How likely is it that any non-Celtic language was spoken in the British Isles when the Romans invaded?

30 votes
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Was it militarily possible to "island hop" the Philippines if not for MacArthur?

28 votes

Why did Churchill order the destruction of the bombes?

28 votes
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Were Soviets invited to the Marshall Islands to observe the first hydrogen bomb detonations?

28 votes
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How did people cut "pieces of eight"?

28 votes
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How did the Greeks keep a prytaneum alight in storms?

27 votes
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Did the Allies try to "bribe" Franco to join them in World War II?

26 votes

Were there large scale protests after earlier presidential elections in the US?

25 votes
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Did the Jews move from Palestine to Germany?

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