• Does anyone think 9/11 was real?

    Some people say that there werent any planes involved? I know someone who said that their friend was jogging near the pentagon when it struck and they saw the plane with their own two eyes.. What do you think happened on 9/11?
    Some people say that there werent any planes involved? I know someone who said that their friend was jogging near the pentagon when it struck and they saw the plane with their own two eyes.. What do you think happened on 9/11?
    55 answers · History · 3 days ago
  • If I asked someone from 300 BC what yea it was, what would they say?

    From Rome/greek region.
    From Rome/greek region.
    10 answers · History · 10 hours ago
  • Why do uneducated people keep blaming the 65-million deaths of WW2 solely on Adolf Hitler or the Nazi Germany...?

    Of those 65 million deaths, over 20 million of which were in East and Southeast Asia committed by the Japanese Empire against China, Korea, Philippines and other Asian countries and Adolf Hitler had nothing to do with the Japanese imperialism in the territory...
    Of those 65 million deaths, over 20 million of which were in East and Southeast Asia committed by the Japanese Empire against China, Korea, Philippines and other Asian countries and Adolf Hitler had nothing to do with the Japanese imperialism in the territory...
    7 answers · History · 12 hours ago
  • Why did USA lose the Vietnam War?

    Best answer: The United States failed to adapt its tactics to be able to fight an enemy like the Viet-Cong effectively. The United States possessed a host of advantages, including maximum firepower, but failed to find a means to put those advantages to use to win the war. The North Vietnamese forces were able to prosecute their... show more
    Best answer: The United States failed to adapt its tactics to be able to fight an enemy like the Viet-Cong effectively. The United States possessed a host of advantages, including maximum firepower, but failed to find a means to put those advantages to use to win the war. The North Vietnamese forces were able to prosecute their offensives without the use of fixed bases in urban centers. Their lines of communication were difficult to sever. They were able to replace losses quickly by forcing the enlistment of people from local villages and unless the United States was willing to completely annihilate the Vietnamese capability to produce food, there was no way they could ever hope to starve the enemy out. Vietnam is a relatively large country by world standards, and it has a relatively high population. The terrain is very difficult when it comes to transporting large numbers of troops or large amounts of materiel over vast distances, in many cases even over short distances. The Vietnamese have repelled the French, they've repelled the Chinese, they were willing to fight on to the bitter end as their resolve was simply unwavering. Their knowledge of the local geography and local conditions meant that despite less training and being under-equipped, their troops could hold their own against a much more powerful foe.

    Add to all that the fact that the United States simply did not have the support for the war effort that it needed to achieve victory. A fair portion of the troops were conscripts who had been drafted into the fighting against their will. There was very, very little support for the war at home. The American people didn't feel as though victory was essential or important. The American people were not convinced that the price for victory was worth it. They were just not ready, willing and able to sacrifice what was necessary to win while the Vietnamese were. The United States military is the most modern, the most powerful, the most feared and revered military on the face of the Earth - but if it's going to win a war, then the people in charge need to make decisions that will lead to victory and not concern themselves with anything other than that. If the United States had poured another few years and a few more tens of thousands of men and hundreds of millions of dollars at the problem, victory would have been inevitable. But the powers that be decided that they had expended all the money, lives, resources and time on the problem that they were willing to expend, and thus victory was not achieved.

    As is the case with any problem like Vietnam, there's also the question of what might happen after the fighting ends. What would have happened in the aftermath of an American victory? Would US troops have stayed on indefinitely? What would have happened as the USSR and Red China continued to pour money into the Vietnamese Communist Resistance? Would the US have been willing to stay forever? Would Vietnamese who only marginally supported the US have been willing to live under a blatant puppet government for years on end? What would have happened if the Chinese claimed that border skirmishes were giving them no choice but to invade and occupy and annex large sections of Vietnam? Would the US have gone toe to toe with Red China, even if Chinese intervention managed to gain some degree of support among the populace? The US withdrawal from Vietnam should have happened much sooner. In point of fact, the US never ought to have gone in to begin with. The Vietnamese government ran the country into the ground and today they're falling all over themselves to get back into the good graces of the US so as to counter China anyway. The lives of 3-5 million people could have been spared had the problem been avoided from the very beginning. Communism, even pseudo-Communism, is an unrealistic, unsustainable system. Every single country that has attempted to govern according to the principles of Marxism has either collapsed, is barely surviving today, or has come to see that unless other approaches are intermixed they will meet one of the previous two fates.
    24 answers · History · 2 days ago
  • Has the science fiction genre lost its ways (its original roots)?

    I've read "Hunger Games", "Brave New World" and other books, as well as, seen several scifi movies and films. One day, I decided to compare modern science fiction media with those from the 1900s and further back. I came to realize the differences in tones between the two time periods. Books,... show more
    I've read "Hunger Games", "Brave New World" and other books, as well as, seen several scifi movies and films. One day, I decided to compare modern science fiction media with those from the 1900s and further back. I came to realize the differences in tones between the two time periods. Books, films and movies, from the 1900s and older, made people sit down and had deep philosophical thoughts about the world and what could be the future. While, in current time, I believe that we are exposed less to the philosophical meaning/thoughts and unique & 'out-there' story-telling of this media and are more exposed to the visual and special effects aspect and generic story-telling of the genre. And, personally, I don't like the way the genre is going. I would like to know when did the genre make this switch and if they are others who think the same way? However, could the genre, actually, be expanding, in this day in age? Or is it dying?
    11 answers · Books & Authors · 1 day ago
  • Why did Germany loos ww2?

    60 answers · History · 4 days ago
  • Why did europeans colonize African countries?

    But not asian or latin countries
    But not asian or latin countries
    19 answers · History · 1 day ago
  • How do I put accurate dialogue in a foreign language I don't know in the story I'm writing?

    Best answer: Why would you want to insert snippets of Japanese dialogue into a story that's being written in English? If you plan to insert untranslated dialogue, English speakers would simply skip right over it as practically none of us can read any of the three writing systems used to render Japanese. And if you plan to... show more
    Best answer: Why would you want to insert snippets of Japanese dialogue into a story that's being written in English? If you plan to insert untranslated dialogue, English speakers would simply skip right over it as practically none of us can read any of the three writing systems used to render Japanese. And if you plan to translate it, then it would be a lot better to simply conduct the entire business in English thusly - by saying "Character A turned to Character B and said in Japanese: 'Blah Blah Blah', then Character B replied: 'Yadda Yadda Yadda'..." Or you could just have them whispering and leave what was actually said a mystery. But inserting foreign dialogue - especially foreign dialogue that needs to be rendered using a system of orthography that practically none of your readers will be able to decipher, is just stupid.

    And never rely on translation programs for ANYTHING in a story. Translation programs do not take into account important factors such as idiom, dialect, regionalisms, accent, colloquialisms, slang, puns, or any of the other hundred things that go into crafting authentic dialogue. If you need to insert foreign dialogue, then make sure that you have a fluent speaker assist you rather than attempt to slap something together yourself on a whim.
    12 answers · Books & Authors · 1 day ago
  • How long do you read a book?

    I just read about 20 minutes but I sure would like to read more. And stay out of trouble
    I just read about 20 minutes but I sure would like to read more. And stay out of trouble
    13 answers · Books & Authors · 1 day ago
  • What type of flaws can suit a character with a calm personality?

    I mean like flaws that don't contradict their behavior/aren't too random, something that makes sense.
    I mean like flaws that don't contradict their behavior/aren't too random, something that makes sense.
    14 answers · Books & Authors · 2 days ago
  • Why was long hair in fashion in the sixties and seventies and why did it go out of fashion?

    Best answer: When young men were drafted to serve in Vietnam they were given crew cuts. Long hair was a reaction and a way of protesting the war. The war ended and the long hair trend of the 1060s and 1970s was replaced by the big hair styles of the 1980s.
    Best answer: When young men were drafted to serve in Vietnam they were given crew cuts. Long hair was a reaction and a way of protesting the war. The war ended and the long hair trend of the 1060s and 1970s was replaced by the big hair styles of the 1980s.
    12 answers · History · 1 day ago