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How would British counterfeiting efforts in the revolutionary war have inflated the American currency?

During the revolutionary war one of the British's espionage tactics was to flood the American market with counterfeit currency to cause mass runaway inflation. But how would that have worked? I don't ...
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What was the world Jewish population 1939 vs 1945? [on hold]

What was the world Jewish population 1939 vs 1945?
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Why does the First World War (WW I) play such a minor role today compared to Second World War (WW II)? [on hold]

Most people here in Central Europe do know some things about Second World War, but almost nothing about the First World War and as far as I experienced it personally, same goes to people in other ...
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History of ways of choosing members of the electoral college

The Constitution of the United States Article II, Section 1, second paragraph, says: Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to ...
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Was the Nazi ideology invented by Hitler? [on hold]

Was National Socialism, the ideology of the Third Reich, invented by Hitler or did it exist before, possibly under a different name?
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Where were the British Forces located during Napoleon's Egypt Campaign?

During Napoleon's Campaign in Egypt 1798-1799, the British destroyed the French fleet near the Abu-Qir bay and had a fleet blockade there. Where did the men on the British fleet get supply from in all ...
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What was the world Jewish population in 1939 vs 1945? [on hold]

Was it this? Is this an accurate graph? Is it historically accurate?
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Why did the Spartans learn to read and write if they weren't allowed to keep records?

I recently watched a TED-Ed video about Spartan society in Ancient Greece. The video discusses how Spartans were forbidden to keep records. Then it goes on to describe how the Spartans learned to read ...
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Why is there hostility between Russia and the Baltic states? [on hold]

What is the cause of the hostility between Russia and the Baltic states?
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Why didn't British colonists in Canada join the American revolution? [duplicate]

Many of the British colonists living in Quebec and Nova Scotia had the same complaints as the American British colonists. Why they did not join in the American Revolution?
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A book collating world events? [on hold]

I saw on a TV programme a couple of years ago, about a book that would be updated every few years highlighting all kinds of significant news and happenings from around the world. I seem to remember it ...
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45 views

What happened to the other European residents in Khartoum in 1885?

Some sources mention Gordon running into the Austrian consulate to save himself from the Mahdi, which implies that there were other Europeans in Khartoum during the siege. What happened to them?
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Austria and the tacit encouragement of its American and Soviet occupiers [on hold]

In the his book, At Memory's Edge by James E. Young, the author states: In fact, unlike Germany’s near obsession with its Nazi-past, Austria’s relationship to its wartime history has remained ...
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French Military uniform identification

I'm trying to identify the uniform in this picture of my great-great-great uncle Leon. The picture was taken some time between 1860 to 1890 we think. I've done image searches for uniforms from that ...
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How can nations establish a lasting peace? [on hold]

Main question: Will we able to establish a lasting peace? Think about: By having United Nations, can we say we are having peace right now, nowadays? But how about Iraq and North Korea?
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On the history of Jewish places of worship

I was recently on holiday in Israel and Jordan on a tour that focussed on biblical and archaeological sites. As part of the tour, we visited Tel Arad which was probably built around 1100 BCE and ...
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65 views

Where can I find demographic information for the Roman Empire? [on hold]

I'm researching hypothesis' to account for the fall of the Roman Empire. Where could I find data series concerning population and immigration numbers in the Roman Empire? Is there even any ...
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Did ancient cave artists practice first?

In, for example, Chauvet cave - where the paintings first-time efforts, was practice carried out on the surface before painting was done in the caves ? Where only skilled artists allowed or ...
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How was debt handled in the change over from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian?

I was reading about New Style and Old Style dates, and I thought about the deletion of dates during the transition. From Wikipedia's article on the Gregorian calendar: When the new calendar was ...
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62 views

Which eras have historians proposed that we are currently living in?

This is something that I've been researching for the past few weeks and have found a few answers, but I assume I'm missing a few of them. Basically, the question is this: In which ways have modern ...
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How many factories (heavy industry) did the US have in 1960? [on hold]

How many heavy industrial factories did the US have in 1960? This would include all vehicle factories (car, train, bulldozer, marine vessels, aircraft). It would also include steelmaking and other ...
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94 views

Help me recognize this naval action

I recall reading a Wikipedia article about an Age of Sail naval combat incident between two vessels, the smaller one being attacked by the larger one. I don't remember anything about the participants ...
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65 views

What do the letters “L” and “G” mean on the coat of arms of the city of Liège?

The coat of arms of Liège consists of a column (called a Perron) with lions at the base. The column is flanked by the letters L and G: What do the letters L and G stand for? My guess is a Latin ...
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What portion of tariffs was paid by Southern states before American Civil War?

UPDATE Folks, I have to clarify my question. Post is very long, and it looks like question itself is not pronounced clearly. I am not asking if tariffs were the reason of secession and war; l know ...
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What was the age distribution in the Bronze Age? How do I find out?

What was the age distribution in the Bronze Age? How do I find out? I've seen citations "around" (encyclopedias and wikipedia) that say the life expectancy in the Bronze Age was around 26 yet this ...
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169 views

Why did Operation Barbarossa fail? [on hold]

Operation Barbarossa was arguably the main event of World War - had Germany succeeded, they could possibly have gone on to win the war. They ultimately failed, but what were the major reasons for ...
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44 views

What does the Aztec word “calpuleque” mean?

What does the Aztec word "calpuleque" mean? Who does it refer to? What is its relationship with the words "calpulli", "alteptl" and "tlaotani"?
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207 views

What caused this cratering pattern at Hiroshima?

I was reading this article here, which includes an interesting photo of Hiroshima: The caption on the photo indicates that it was taken three weeks after the atomic bomb was dropped. The photo ...
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Why are Germans referred to so differently in different languages?

I was inspired by the other question "Why are the German and French languages so different?". But while, for me, the answer was obvious (the Romans did not conquer most parts of today's Germany and so ...
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Did the Persian Empire really finance both sides of the Peloponnesian war?

I thought that the Persian empire was an enemy of these states and I've read somewhere that the Spartans indeed won the Peloponnesian war with the help of the Persian empire but in an answer here it's ...
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What was the stand of K Kamaraj about anti-Hindi agitation of 1965?

What was the stand of K Kamaraj in anti Hindi agitation in 1965? What were his actions to stop the people from riot? And whether the leaders from Congress in Tamilnadu supported the Hindi imposition? ...
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Could Constantinople have fallen in 1453 even if the city had used Greek fire? [on hold]

Constantinople repelled the sieges of 678 and 717 with Greek fire. Why was Greek fire used in the earlier period and not against the Ottomans? Did the Ottomans have "antidotes" against Greek fire ...
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Burma railway & Hanoi Hilton POW project

I am a junior in high school, and I have to give a large history exhibition at the end of the year. As my topic, I chose to compare the POW camps following the construction of the Burma railway during ...
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1answer
66 views

Native peoples of North and South America impressions of Europeans

Are there any records from the Native people's of North and South America, of what their perception of Europeans were? I know that many of the groups of people Europeans encountered were not literate ...
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How do historians verify historical claims?

What are some common methods to verify historical claims?
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50 views

What is a 'general strike'? [closed]

What does "general strike" mean when talking about the main crisis in Weimar Republic when they failed to pay the reparations?
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Why are the German and French languages so different?

My understanding (which could be wrong) is the following: During and before the period of the fall of western Rome (roughly 400 AD), the Franks and the Alemanni were tribal people who moved around a ...
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1answer
83 views

Has an entire generation of a young children in a civilization ever been orphaned and raised as loyals?

In a movie I watched a ruler kills all of the adults in a kingdom in order to raise the young children (who were too young to remember or at least understand the event) as loyal soldiers. Has ...
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149 views

Why did Germany have so many important scientists and thinkers around the turn of the 20th century?

I got an impression that Germany at the turn of the 20th century had a lot of very important thinkers and scientists, who created foundation for lots of modern theories and philosophical concept. ...
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47 views

What was said about Vermont in the Paris negotiations of 1782?

In November 1782 the Preliminary Articles of Peace between Britain and the United States were signed. They specified where the boundaries of the United States were. I have two questions: (1) Did ...
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129 views

Who's this Egyptian woman?

I was wonder who this woman was. It isn't Nefertiti, so I was wondering if this was Isis or Cleopatra or perhaps anyone else, I'm unsure. The symbol on her head is a snake and she's just holding a ...
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1answer
92 views

Countries involved in World War 1(the Great War) [closed]

I can get a list of countries which were involved in World War 1 as Allies but I can't find list of countries who supported Germany in World War 1, basically I can't find list of countries which were ...
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183 views

Did a US Territory Gaining Statehood by Itself Bestow Citizenship to Anyone Who Was Present?

Heinrich Schliemann wrote in his Autobiography (p.18): Ich befand mich noch in Californien, als dasselbe am 4. Juli 1850 zum Staate erhoben wurde, und da alle an jenem Tage im Lande Verweilenden ...
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72 views

Genuine historical unexplainables [on hold]

What are some open questions in history that are baffling or defy rational explanation without being in conspiracy/crank territory? There are too many articles on the net crafted by cranks and ...
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27 views

What is the origin of Kula Devata or Family Deity?

In India, every house has something called Kula Devata or Family Deity. What is the historical reason for having such Family deity, and on what basis are family deities assigned to families? Is there ...
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121 views

Why hasn't US/Church apologized on Doctrine of Discovery yet? [closed]

Whenever we open the American History, the ugly chapter of Doctrine of Discovery opens up. Although there have been some criticisms and calls for it to be abandoned, why hasn't US President/Congress ...
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1answer
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A question about an inscription inside the Jefferson memorial

This is a follow up to my question here. There, I asked about an inscription inside the Jefferon memorial that says: God who gave us life gave us Liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be ...
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1answer
27 views

The nature of the Preliminary Articles of Peace of 1782

The Preliminary Articles of Peace appear to be identical to the peace treaty usually said to be dated 1783 and ratified in 1784. Since they are verbatim the same, what is the difference between the ...
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47 views

How does medieval art reflect society in the Middle Ages? [closed]

I'm doing a humanities project on the middle ages, and we were assigned to find out how medieval art reflects medieval society. The project is due soon, so quick responses are appreciated!
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Why of all units is Time standard?

I'm an American science student, and as such have to constantly fight with the Metric and English unit systems. One thing that a couple other students and I were wondering is why, of all the different ...

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