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How long were the Greek gods worshiped?

When did the Greek gods reign end and how long did it last for them to be worshiped till when they were no longer worshiped?
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How has Catalonia ended up being so nationalist?

I mean I cannot comprehend how the indepentism has risen so much in just a little more than 40 years (considering than when Franco died nationalism did exist, but nowhere near where it's now). I think ...
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Are all the holocaust photos from the western allies? [on hold]

Nobody seems to be able to source photos from the east about the holocaust. I've only seen vague claims that they exist.
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What made Port Arthur (Manchuria) a better port for Russia than Vladivostok?

In 1897, Russia leased Port Arthur, Manchuria as a Pacific port to supplement its existing holding of Vladivostok. Port Arthur is at about 39 degrees N. latitude; Vladivostok is at 43 degrees N. ...
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What is the altitude record for manned unpressurised balloon flight without oxygen?

On 5th September 1862 James Glaisher, a meteorologist, and Henry Coxwell, a balloonist, ascended to about seven miles, and came close to dying from frostbite and asphyxiation, in an open wicker basket,...
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Which behavior, in the evolution of human species, came first: organized sports or organized religion?

In Brazil, and I believe that also in other countries, people will change their religion, but won't change their sports team. Would it have any root in biology? Perhaps because sports represent a much ...
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Why didn't Hitler invade Middle East for resources first before invading Soviet Union?

Why didn't Hitler invade Middle East for resources instead of Soviet Union? Or at least invade Middle East first to secure the resources needed for sustained military operation? I understand Hitler ...
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How were Aksumite ships constructed?

The Kingdom of Aksum is known for its trading prowess, with trade partners as far away as India. Do we know what kinds of ships they built and used? Ethiopian freshwater tankwas are made of papyrus, ...
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Was the holocaust the only genocide that used gas chambers? [on hold]

What is the official rationalization for this? What do history majors think?
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History of “False Flag” Coups

There has been speculation that a coup attempt that occurred recently was staged or a "false flag" operation undertaken by the ruling party in order to allow the dominant ruler greater power. My ...
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187 views

blowpipe vs machine gun and rifle in world war 2

If you check this documentary, you'll see that Borneo natives used blow pipes vs Japanese during 1944-1945. I find this sort of engagement fascinating, since the poison used in the blowpipe dart must ...
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Historical Human Fecundity info?

I'm looking for information about the number of children a woman has over their life time. I get an average to be 5-7 or 10-12 with 1-2 or ~50% dying pre-puberty. What I'm looking for now is how ...
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Location where Vasco Núñez de Balboa first saw South Ocean

Do we know the exact place in Panama where Vasco Núñez de Balboa first saw the South Ocean? (If yes, do we have a picture of this place where he saw the two oceans in the same time?) In "Decisive ...
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Aryan Invasion Theory propaganda or reality? [on hold]

I have recently viewed the video "Dr. P. Priyadarshi at IITK- History of Ancient India over last 1 lakh years" In it, he attempts to disprove the Aryan Invasion Theory, as well as show other ...
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Were/Is there any groups against the big stick ideology? [on hold]

Were there any notable groups against the big stick ideology popularized by Theodore Roosevelt.
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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? [closed]

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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168 views

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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151 views

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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146 views

Pre-Roman structures in Northern Europe [on hold]

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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232 views

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? [closed]

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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84 views

How advanced would the ancient Egyptian empire have been if they were still around..? [closed]

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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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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1answer
148 views

Terrain types and WW2 unit types disadvantage in battle [closed]

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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87 views

Are there any Romani Holocaust witnesses? [closed]

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

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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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
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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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58 views

When did people start viewing techonlogy as something which is advancing? [closed]

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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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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