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Why did archery not make a comeback when armor was phased out in the 18th century?
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Why did Europe not see Roman-era numbers of men participating in battles until the 17th century?
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How did Nazi Germany produce such an impressive portfolio of officers for WW2?
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Why was PTSD not written about as much before the 20th century?
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How did the gold of the new world cause the Spanish Empire to collapse?
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How true is the statement "Soviet troops got into Berlin riding American trucks, walking in American boots and using American trains"?
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How close was the Soviet Union to collapsing during WW2?
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What are the main reasons historians give for the Soviet Union's collapse?
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Why and how were east Brandenburg, Pomerania and Silesia taken away from Germany after WW2?
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What was the attitude of English knights towards their longbowmen counterparts?
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How effective were longbow archers against plate-armored infantry?
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Why did Japan not withdraw from China as its pacific front was crumbling and the threat of US invasion imminent?
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Why was there no concerted effort to end the Barbary pirate raids until the 1800's?
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What is the historical evidence behind the claim that the Soviet armies perpetrated mass rapes during their stay in Germany?
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Why were 40,000 German troops left in Prague instead of pulled back to defend Berlin?
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What is the 'rank switching' done by Roman Legionnaires in HBO's 'Rome' called, and did it actually happen?
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Why was there a tradition attached to Crossbowmen?
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When did dueling with weapons become socially unacceptable in the western world?
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Was Otto Carius fair in his assessment of American forces vs. Russians?
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Why was Italy unified under the Kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia and not under a stronger state?
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How and why did the Cavalry lance temporarily fall out of favour during the 16-18th centuries?
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Were East Germans more acquiescent to Soviet domination than the rest of Eastern Europe and if so, why?
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How high was the morale of non-Soviet Warsaw Pact states' armies and governments in the '80s?
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How did pastoral nomads keep winning battles/wars? When did the tide turn against them for settled societies?
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Was there any mention in historical articles regarding Joan of Arc's physical appearance?
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What percentage of the population in the Thirteen Colonies in 1776 were first/second generation immigrants?
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Are there any battles that have been extensively studied across the world?
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What was the context behind Felix Frankfurter's quote?
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Were there any attempts to achieve peace in WW1 before 1918?
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How did melee soldiers in the front rank of a formation fight without getting tired?