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How did sword cavalry charges work?

7 votes
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How did pastoral nomads keep winning battles/wars? When did the tide turn against them for settled societies?

5 votes
3 answers
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Did armored cavalry have an advantage over unarmored cavalry in 18th/19th century?

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1 answer
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How did the Weygand Line collapse so quickly?

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

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Did modern soldiers try to miss their shots?

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What happened to the other European residents in Khartoum in 1885?

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

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3 answers
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What was the dominant Soviet strategy for invading Germany in the 1980's?

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3 answers
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Why was there a tradition attached to Crossbowmen?

5 votes
1 answer
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Was the US close to running out of volunteer manpower during the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars?

6 votes
1 answer
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Are there any battles that have been extensively studied across the world? [closed]

3 votes
7 answers
881 views

Did any nation have a demonstrable qualitative advantage in their soldiers of the 18th century, and how did they achieve this?

5 votes
3 answers
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Why did the US not move to crush the Haitian Revolt after the 1804 massacre?

5 votes
3 answers
31k views

Why does Northern Ireland not include the counties Donegal, Monaghan and Cavan?

3 votes
4 answers
676 views

Why were the populous coastal areas of China not linguistically united?

6 votes
2 answers
2k views

What was the context behind Felix Frankfurter's quote?

29 votes
9 answers
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Why was PTSD not written about as much before the 20th century?

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

3 votes
2 answers
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What happened to the French soldiers evacuated at Dunkirk and elsewhere in 1940?

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1 answer
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What percentage of the population in the Thirteen Colonies in 1776 were first/second generation immigrants?

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?

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5 answers
548 views

Why were pre-missile era cruisers often attached to fleet battlegroups? [closed]

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1 answer
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Why were the Thirteen Colonies more successful, both economically and socially, than other colonies? [closed]

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2 answers
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Is it fair to say that the USSR has technical parity over NATO on land and air over much of the cold war? [closed]

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

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

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2 answers
501 views

Besides Crecy and Poitiers, in what battle was the Longbow the decisive weapon?

2 votes
2 answers
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In a broad sense, what are the reasons for the history-spanning persecution of Jews? [closed]

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