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103 votes
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Why did archery not make a comeback when armor was phased out in the 18th century?

49 votes
7 answers
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Why did Europe not see Roman-era numbers of men participating in battles until the 17th century?

37 votes
6 answers
19k views

How did Nazi Germany produce such an impressive portfolio of officers for WW2?

29 votes
9 answers
7k views

Why was PTSD not written about as much before the 20th century?

27 votes
5 answers
25k views

How did the gold of the new world cause the Spanish Empire to collapse?

26 votes
5 answers
5k views

How true is the statement "Soviet troops got into Berlin riding American trucks, walking in American boots and using American trains"?

23 votes
9 answers
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How close was the Soviet Union to collapsing during WW2?

15 votes
5 answers
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Why and how were east Brandenburg, Pomerania and Silesia taken away from Germany after WW2?

15 votes
8 answers
58k views

How effective were longbow archers against plate-armored infantry?

14 votes
2 answers
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What was the attitude of English knights towards their longbowmen counterparts?

14 votes
4 answers
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What are the main reasons historians give for the Soviet Union's collapse?

13 votes
3 answers
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Why was there no concerted effort to end the Barbary pirate raids until the 1800's?

13 votes
5 answers
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Why did Japan not withdraw from China as its pacific front was crumbling and the threat of US invasion imminent?

12 votes
4 answers
3k views

What is the historical evidence behind the claim that the Soviets perpetrated mass rapes during their occupation of Germany?

11 votes
3 answers
5k views

Why were 40,000 German troops left in Prague instead of pulled back to defend Berlin?

10 votes
2 answers
5k views

What is the 'rank switching' done by Roman Legionnaires in HBO's 'Rome' called, and did it actually happen?

10 votes
1 answer
472 views

When did dueling with weapons become socially unacceptable in the western world?

10 votes
3 answers
726 views

Why was there a tradition attached to Crossbowmen?

9 votes
4 answers
3k views

Was Otto Carius fair in his assessment of American forces vs. Russians?

9 votes
2 answers
1k views

Why was Italy unified under the Kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia and not under a stronger state?

8 votes
3 answers
3k views

How and why did the Cavalry lance temporarily fall out of favour during the 16-18th centuries?

8 votes
5 answers
1k views

Were East Germans more acquiescent to Soviet domination than the rest of Eastern Europe and if so, why?

8 votes
2 answers
1k views

How high was the morale of non-Soviet Warsaw Pact states' armies and governments in the '80s?

7 votes
2 answers
765 views

Why did pastorial people from central Asia migrate to Europe?

7 votes
4 answers
7k views

Was there any mention in historical articles regarding Joan of Arc's physical appearance?

6 votes
2 answers
9k views

Were there any attempts to achieve peace in WW1 before 1918?

6 votes
2 answers
397 views

Did the commonwealth surrender prematurely at Crete?

6 votes
2 answers
519 views

Disappearance and reappearance of helmets in European armies circa 1600 to 1900

6 votes
1 answer
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Civilians in Napoleon's Grand Army when he invaded Russia

6 votes
2 answers
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How did melee soldiers in the front rank of a formation fight without getting tired?