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Were there woman who gain success using man behind? [on hold]

My Question is quite opposite to this famous quote: There is always a woman behind every man's success Were there woman who gain success using man behind ?
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Is there a record of the times the nuclear brief case or it's russian counterpart have ever been actually opened?

So, it's a pretty simple question. When, and how many times has the nuclear brief-case or it's Russian counterpart ever been opened? Are there records of such things? Obviously, they've never been ...
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What was the actual cause of the disaster for the Royal Navy’s battlecruisers in the Battle of Jutland?

During the Battle of Jutland (31 May 1916), the battlecruisers Invincible, Queen Mary, and Indefatigable exploded with only a few survivors; Lion was almost lost in a similar manner. This provoked the ...
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Are historians required to memorize or be knowledgeable of every significant event in history? [on hold]

Undergraduate history students are usually required to complete different courses spanning from ancient Egypt to the Cold War. But given the vastness of history, it is impossible to memorize and keep ...
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How do numbered names work in history?

How do numbered names work, e.g. the "II" in William II? How come there are several people named William II? How come William II is also William III and William IV? What is the official name of this ...
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Were the English behind the creation of Belgium? [duplicate]

The other day I read an article in a printed newspaper which explained that the British had a tradition of trying to break any continental power (links to recent news is not a coincidence). Among the ...
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Why was Poland able to resist the Swedish invasion during the Deluge, but not during the time of Charles XII?

The Deluge, in the mid-17th century, was a particularly troubled time for Poland. The western part of the country was overrun by Sweden, and the eastern part was invaded by disgruntled Cossacks. The ...
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How harmful was the Tea Act of 1773 to the American colonies?

The Tea Act of 1773 was passed by the Parliament to rescue the East India Company. However, I read somewhere that it would have actually made tea cheaper everywhere in the Empire1. By this argument, ...
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Pre-Roman structures in Northern Europe

Do we have any surviving remnants or written accounts of pre-Roman buildings in Northern Europe?
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Why did General Gürsel plea to forgive Adnan Menderes after overthrowing him in coup?

According to Wikipedia, General Gürsel, one of the key military personnel behind the first military coup in Turkey in 1960, plead to save the life of Adnan Menderes, the deposed prime minister. Why ...
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How tight were shield walls in Saxon England?

After watching the BBC show The Last Kingdom, depicting conflicts between Saxons and Danes in the 800s AD, I was surprised by the multi-layered shield walls depicted. For example: or even: I had ...
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Could you please simplify “Carrying capacity” meaning in the following paragraph?

Carrying capacity of the land increased - during spread of agricultural revolution in North America.
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Baron is to Barony as Earl is to what?

A simple question really. I'm trying to find a word and my Google-fu has failed me. Baron is to Barony Duke is to Duchy Earl is to what?
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What percentage of officers (USA) in direct charge of nuclear weapons would really fire them? [on hold]

I'm assuming that USA nuclear weapons crews (ground, submarine and air) have drills where they practice releasing nuclear weapons. Probably with the hopes that the routine will make them more likely ...
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Reconstructing historic tide tables

I'm researching an event which occurred between mid-1794 and early 1796, but probably 1795; the even happened at a major English port with American shipping and a Royal Navy ship repair yard. I ...
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How advanced would the ancient Egyptian empire have been if they were still around..? [on hold]

We know they were one of the most advanced civilization in history with their knowledge of mathematics, astronomy, medicine, architecture etc..If their empire still existed, would they have been more ...
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51 views

Diaries of Nicolas II

In a library of President Yeltsyn the originals of the diaries could be found. But they only cover the time until 1906. The printed editions of his diary cover his records until his last days in 1918. ...
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Naming of (strategic) hills on a map as numbers (example Hill 60)

I'm a native to the Ypres region. Here we still have hills retaining their names given during WW1: Hill 60, Hill 62, Hill 41,... I did some research on the naming of the hills. And during my research ...
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144 views

Terrain types and WW2 unit types disadvantage in battle [on hold]

I'm designing a ww2 board game. Unit types are infantry, tanks, artillery. I intend for each battle to take place to a specific terrain type (that would be on any front in Europe or North Africa). ...
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Are there any Romani Holocaust witnesses? [on hold]

What are the primary sources for the Romani Holocaust? Are there any Romani Holocaust witnesses?.
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Were there women who were against giving women the right to vote?

The TV show Sherlock prompted an interesting question about the historical role of women during the United Kingdom's road to women's suffrage. In the episode "The Abominable Bride" (set in Victorian ...
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Livery and Barons

Circa 1495, would a baron have worn the livery of the Earl of his Palatinate county? For example, would Thomas Butler, Lord of Warrington, have been insulted if Thomas, the earl of Derby asked him to ...
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Books on development of collective identities (tribal, ethnic, national etc) and people's identification as part of the collective through time?

What are some good books on how common people identified throughout history in the sense of them belonging to a collective, from tribal to ethnic and national collective, and generally how those ...
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125 views

Should you be pedantic about the clerical errors you see in a History reference book? [on hold]

I'm currently studying History in a distance learning school where the primary mode of instruction is through online delivery of academic materials called modules. My concern is that most of these ...
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Which of Hitler's peers had no more education than him?

By "peers," I mean contemporary heads of state. By "no more education than him," I mean "no more than secondary education." (He dropped out of secondary school at a young age, but later finished). Two ...
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Why didn't early modern Christians object to pagan symbolism in art?

I've been to a couple European museums recently, and a question that has been nagging at me is how a society composed of devout Christians could have been so okay with the introduction of pagan gods ...
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Crash Course of rise and fall of the Nazis (not Book) [closed]

I have a guest from Asia and he is beginning to ask me about this topic in questions like "Why do people don't like Hitler? What did he do?" As a German I know quite much about that topic. But I ...
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Is there a chance that a state will get permanent membership on the Security Council? [closed]

The permanent members of the United national security council were elected based on their contributions in WW2. It has been 70 years since the formation of UN still there five permanent member states, ...
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Has ramming ever been considered a viable tanking tactic?

Has any nation's tank doctrine ever used ramming as a primary or secondary means of combat? I'm aware that Soviet tanks at the Battle of Kursk would ram German tanks once they (the Soviets) ran out of ...
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What toilet facilities were available to commoners in the middle ages?

Whenever I searched for toilets/restrooms/.... in the middle ages I only found sketches or engravings about either clerics (probably curches) or about rooms on the side of the walls of castles. But ...
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1answer
79 views

Is there any sort of list of Roman senators?

I am looking for records on Roman senators (specifically around 100 B.C., around the time Ceasar was born) Googling for it I only find various wikipedia articles on how the Roman senate worked, but no ...
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When did people start viewing techonlogy as something which is advancing? [on hold]

Which are the first known documents which view technology as something more advanced than the technology in past eras and likely to improve in the future? Multiple times in history people were ...
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When was a decree issued by the Greeks that forbade speaking God's name?

This is in follow-up to a question on Mi Yodeya The Babylonian Talmud states: ‘On the third of Tishri the mention [of God] in bonds was abolished: for the Grecian Government had forbidden the ...
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Roman Letters in Japanese Postmarks

Why did the Japanese Post Office start using Roman characters in their postmarks for overseas mail in the late 1880s?
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Could Hitler have won his war if he declared peace in 1940? [closed]

So it is the second semester of 1940. The Wehrmacht has defeated France, and most of Europe is now aligned with Hitler. Italy is an ally, Spain is technically neutral but very benevolent towards ...
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South China Sea Territorial Dispute and US Colonial Legacy

In recent years, the South China Sea has become somewhat important from a geo-political standpoint. China is building military bases, among many other things, and the US has been speaking about ...
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When was the silk route active?

I searched for it but didn't find a particular answer. I didn't want the time when it was found. I know Silk route is dated to as old as 2 BC (from what I read) but when was it the most active ? ...
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Did the Marshall plan only give back a part of what was taken?

I was just reading the German Wikipedia article on Operation Overcast and found a (for me) curious statement. Basically it states, that the US alone did confiscate patents and industrial secrets with ...
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How different were the conditions for generals in the Korean War?

This question asks about the different conditions for the mongol leaders versus the average Mongol, while on campaign. During the Korean War, how much better were the generals on both sides treated ...
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Upon what do you base your opinion that Ghandi did not joust with other religions? [closed]

Your comment on Ghandi's interest in unification is not entirely accurate. He was merely coy. he did differ with both Christians and Muslims. His quip about Christians was masked cleverly in humor as ...
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This is the second time Australia has had 6 PMs in 10 years. What caused it the first time?

Australian Federal Politics has been tumultuous for Prime Ministers. The last 10 years have seen 6 Prime Ministers (when a political term in Australia is normally four years). But this is not the ...
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881 views

What happened to UK national debt when the NHS was created?

The National Health Service (NHS) was created after World War II, so UK national debt must have been high (?) at that point. The creation of the NHS should have caused a great increase in national ...
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1answer
99 views

Historical examples of misunderstandings between different cultures [on hold]

I am looking for good examples of historical misunderstandings between two different cultures, for example between China and the USA. An example of what I'm looking for would for example be an ...
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1answer
79 views

When did disabilities begin to become recognized? [closed]

I know that even to this day disabled individuals are often discriminated against and are treated unfairly. At what point in time, were disabilities first understood at a broad societal level? What ...
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184 views

Can anyone identify these ships? And what year?

I found pictures from a house my friend is going to buy and remodel and I find these pictures very interesting. In the back they have a red stamp with the word Kodak 69 pa
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159 views

What was the ancient Greeks view on people of African descent?

I am interested in sources (reference author, work, paragraph/fragment) describing the view ancient Greeks held about people of African descent. By that I mean those whom they called Αιθίοπες (...
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157 views

Who was the first US president to graduate from a public university?

I know that most of the presidents went to college and a major portion of those presidents were awarded degrees. Who was the first president to be a graduate of a public university?
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How do we know the patricians of Rome?

This question asked whether we know the list of patricians from who was consuls. I don't think that is it because I always read that there were originally 100 individuals who were the head of ...
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How did the British and French train their troops during the colonial eras?

From what I saw in movies, during many battles throughout the 1700s to early 1800s involving the French or British armies, rows of troops from both sides would fire volleys of bullets into each other ...
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Has there ever been an election that flipped as many seats as the 2010 midterm elections?

In the 2010 United States midterm elections, the Democrats lost a net of 680 seats, which were gained by the Republicans. This manifested itself in 21 chambers which the Democrats lost control of and ...

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