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Q: When/how did Harry Truman give the order to bomb Hiroshima?

HenryAm I correct in assuming that Truman and only Truman had the authority to order the bombing of Hiroshima? After all, it was the very first A-bomb and procedures may not have been formalized yet. It occurs to me that maybe a theater commander like Gen. MacArthur could have given the order. Given...

 
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Q: What these footnote like symbols are in Aristotle's Metaphysics on Perseus

Lance PollardHere It looks like this: [980α] [21]...ἄνθρ...[25]...τοῖς δ᾽...[980β][21]...[981α] [1] καὶ δοκεῖ ... φησὶ Πῶλος, ἡ [5] δ᾽ ἀπειρία ... ἐστίν: [10] ... I get that the 980α and the like are section numbers, but I'm not sure what the other one like [21] is. The book starts at 21, maybe that mea...

 
 
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Q: Some clarifications on text annotations on Medieval and related texts

Lance PollardLooking at some texts and not sure what these symbols mean in these few cases. Wondering if one could just list off real quick what the purpose is of the symbols or patterns (like the spacing patterns), and if they can be removed or changed to something else. Purpose of spacing and lines here ...

 
 
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Q: Who Is to Be Served First, Duchess or Son?

Erika GirardSuppose this is England in the Victorian Era and there are two individuals, a duchess and her son, dining together. The son, roughly thirty or so years of age, is seated across the table from his mother. His father, the duke, has recently died and left the title to him, which makes him not only h...

 
 
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Q: What other one word responses have been made to military ultimatums besides "Nuts!", "Mokusatsu" and "If"?

Pieter GeerkensI am aware of three well known circumstances where a one word response was given to a military ultimatum: The Japanese government responded “mokusatsu” to the Potsdam Declaration prior to the Hiroshima bomb being dropped. (Then Brigadier) General McAuliffe, commanding the 82nd Airborne at Basto...

 

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