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What was the Nature of Resistance in 1938 Czechoslovakia?

I wonder if someone might help me. I'm writing a novel. My protagonist is a dual national (English born, German parents) bio chemist contracted to work for Freiburg University (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Freiburg) 1938. At the time science is deemed useful only if it is practical and he is ordered to travel regularly ....

Gabriella Gabriella: 4 hours ago

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What started the American Revolution?

I’ve read that the American Revolution started (https://www.history.com/topics/american-revolution/battles-of-lexington-and-concord) at Lexington and Concord with what Ralph Waldo Emerson called, “the shot heard around the world”. Battles of Lexington and Concord (https://www.history.com/topics/american-revolution/battles-of-lexington-and-concord) The Battles of Lexington and Concord, fought on April 19, 1775, kicked off the American Revolutionary War (1775-83) . The ....

David David: 5 hours ago

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Where can I find more information about former German internal enclaves and exclaves?

This question is related to the question I asked previously: Why was the shape of German states pre-WWII (especially Prussia) so complicated? (https://history.stackexchange.com/questions/20844/why-was-the-shape-of-german-states-pre-wwii-especially-prussia-so-complicated) Most maps of pre-WWII are not detailed enough to see an exhaustive list of enclaves and exclaved territories. Only the major ones are visible. For example, the ....

Arya Arya: 14 hours ago

History

What are these slots for in this stone slab?

Does anyone know the purpose of these slots in this stone slab? If it helps, the stone slab may have been taken from a nearby castle. Also, there's another stone slab (also embedded in the wall) that is a mirror image. ....

Cooper Cooper: 21 hours ago

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Who is the officer/soldier in a cave that received a morale boost from a spider?

Today on the radio, I heard about a commander or an officer who was in a cave waiting for a battle to start and he was feeling that he will be defeated because of the large enemy forces (he was in a negative morale). However in that cave he saw ....

Amara Amara: 23 hours ago

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Why was Johannes Blaskowitz indicted at the Nuremberg High Command Trial

Johannes Blaskowitz (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johannes_Blaskowitz) was a German General during WW2. He committed suicide in 1948 while being tried as a war criminal. His action during the Polish offensive seem rather counter to this, to quote wikipedia: As a traditional soldier, Blaskowitz kept a firm control on the men under his command ....

Claire Claire: yesterday

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What was President Jimmy Carter's role in the Iranian Revolution?

Iran was a friend to the USA until Carter traveled to Iran and immediately afterwards Iran faced revolution. Khomeini went to Iran from France. On November 4, 1979, an angry mob of young Islamic revolutionaries overran the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, taking more than 60 Americans hostage, etc... Now Iran ....

Julian Julian: yesterday

History

Are these remarks by Napoleon on Jesus genuine?

The German edition of Wikiquote contains the following (http://de.wikiquote.org/wiki/Napol%C3%A9on_Bonaparte#Unvollst.C3.A4ndige_Quellenangabe_.28Hinweis.29) alleged words of Napoleon (in translation): I know men and I tell you that Jesus Christ is no mere man. Between Him and every other person in the world there is no possible term of comparison. Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and I ....

Aubrey Aubrey: yesterday

History

When was Jerusalem destroyed by the Babylonians?

When reading literature about the Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem, I always wonder which year it took place. Some books say 586 B.CE. and some say 587 B.CE. Is this because we don't know? Or is there some other reason? If we don't know, what are the arguments for one or ....

Lincoln Lincoln: yesterday

History

Greek History vs Mythology

I am having trouble distinguishing History from Mythology, especially in the context of Greek Mythology. The internet sources have a narrative that intermixes both. After reading for a few minutes I easily lose track of whether I am reading history or mythology. I understand that it is not easy to ....

Mateo Mateo: yesterday