1. Futurist

    Should Israel return the Golan Heights to Syria in exchange for peace?

    The Golan Heights is a territory between Israel and Syria which Israel captured in the 1967 Six-Day War: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golan_Heights This territory was Arab-majority before 1967, but most of its Arab population fled in 1967 and this territory is now about half-Jewish and...
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    Importance of height during XVIIIth and XIXth battles.

    Hi everyone. Althought I understand the importance of height during melee combat in the Middle Ages and the Antiquity, I can´t really understand why an elevated position retained its importance during, for example, the Battle of Austerlitz, where musets were the main weapon. Can anybody...
  3. Futurist

    As Syria Reels, Israel Looks to Expand Settlements in Golan Heights

    While this article is a couple of weeks old, I figured that it is better to post this article late rather than never: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/03/world/middleeast/syria-civil-war-israel-golan-heights.html?_r=0 Anyway, any thoughts on this?
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    Why could Anatolian Greeks not bring Modern Greece back to its heights

    Why could the Anatolian Greeks who were so intellecutally well off not bring mainland Greece to its former glory after having coming from Anatolia after the population exchange agreement with Turkey
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    Howe attacks Brooklyn Heights

    In 1779 William Howe was interviewed by the British parliament, they asked why he did not attack Washington's army when it had been cornered at Brooklyn Heights. Howe answered: "to have permitted the attack in question, would have been inconsiderate, and even criminal. the loss of 1000, or...