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Pieter Geerkens
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Did Russian winter seriously contribute to German defeat on the Eastern Front in WWII?

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

78 votes

Why did some Enlightenment thinkers despise democracy?

70 votes

Why couldn't soldiers sight their own weapons without officers' orders?

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Have there been any countries that voted themselves out of existence?

69 votes

Why exactly did telegraphs have to use "STOP" instead of a period and "QUOTE" instead of a quotation mark? (Or special codes.)

65 votes

What is the significance behind "40 days" that often appears in the Bible?

59 votes

What would have been the typical drinks for a US farmer in the late 18th/early 19th century?

59 votes

Why did LBJ, a staunch segregationist, champion and sign the 1964 Civil Rights Bill?

59 votes

What is the highest number of brothers who became ruler of the same country?

56 votes

How were drawbridges and portcullises used tactically?

56 votes
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During World War 1, were any policies in place to handle large scale troop mutiny?

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Has there ever been a peaceful overthrow of a dictator or monarch?

52 votes
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What led some people to (correctly) believe that there was no land under the ice cap at the North Pole?

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When did humans develop the ability to sail any direction regardless of wind direction?

45 votes

Why is the consensus that WW2 started on September 1, 1939 and not July 7, 1937?

42 votes

How and when was the modern company ownership structure invented?

41 votes

How have they traditionally handled safety on submarines in regards to "surface cruising"?

39 votes
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Were Russians in the cold war era USA discriminated against for their ethnicity?

39 votes

What is the most number of times someone has become leader of a European country?

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What is the silver object on the desk and what is 'Elizabeth I' doing with it?

39 votes

Did the ancient Greeks ever climb Mt. Olympus?

38 votes

What were sandbags used for in medieval duels?

37 votes

How difficult was to escape from a naval battle after engaging into one during the Age of Sail?

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What should I call bands of armed men in the Middle Ages?

37 votes

Why didn't Alexander invade India?

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What were the criteria for class ranking at West Point prior to the Civil War?

36 votes

Did they actually have "mushroom cloud tourist attraction" to Nevada Test Site in the 1950s?

36 votes
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When/how did Harry Truman give the order to bomb Hiroshima?

35 votes

What was the pound (unit of weight) initially equal to?

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