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How many factories (heavy industry) did the US have in 1960?

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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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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39 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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Were higher tariffs the real reason behind the American Civil War?

Proponents of tariffs as primary cause of the Civil war are claiming following: Citing from The Real Lincoln: A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War; by Thomas J. ...
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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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137 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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35 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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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 called so differently in languages?

I was inspired by the other question "Why is French and German so different?". But while for me, the answer was obvious (Romans did not conquer most part of today's Germany and so on), another ...
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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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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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41 views

What is a 'general strike'? [on hold]

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
77 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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136 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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44 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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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
84 views

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

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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151 views

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

Heinrich Schliemann in his Autobiography wrote (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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70 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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26 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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119 views

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

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
29 views

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
26 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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46 views

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

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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2answers
155 views

How much did a good sword cost in Medieval Western Europe?

I realize the title is probably too broad to answer, so I'll narrow it down a bit: Sword types: Viking swords, and/or Arming swords Quality: Pattern welded iron/steel, crucible (or pseudo-crucible) ...
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2answers
157 views

At what point did noblemen stop being the backbone of the military? [on hold]

During the Dark Ages one of the primary responsibilities of noblemen was to engage in warfare. It was a large part of their education, and a nobleman was expected to be able to win easily against a ...
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Was the divinity of Roman Emperors taken as seriously as the actual Pagan Gods by other religious communities?

Apotheosis of Roman Emperors and their close relatives after their death was a common practice in the Roman Empire. I understand that it wasn't a meaningless ritual, there was an elaborate Imperial ...
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How were children affected in the English Civil War

How were children affected during the English Civil War? I can't find any information, just children's articles about the ECW. Can anyone provide me with any links, sources or just some information?
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1answer
43 views

Whom does this statue to the left of the cordonata leading up to Piazza del Campidoglio depict?

I was in Rome last week. There's a couple of mysteries I need help solving, and this is one of them. The statue looks like this: It stands modestly to the left of the cordonata and you might even ...
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Industrial revolution and roles of supervisors and inspectors [on hold]

If a part was missing or a bolt was loose, it was the supervisor's fault for not noticing it. As pressure on the supervisor to ensure quality increased, actual supervision took a back seat, ...
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What is the origin of recieving coal in a Christmas stocking?

Most of what I can find online suggests that children are threatened with having coal in their Christmas stocking if they are naughty. I'm sure that's correct in the modern day. However I've also ...
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40 views

What are the major differences between the “3 great military orders of the crusades”? [closed]

I've just started reading a book on the great siege of Malta when it occurred to me that I previously never realised The Templars, The Teutonic Knights and the Order of St John are actually different ...
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1answer
60 views

Are there any books or videos that teach history in reverse? [closed]

I'm looking for a book or video series that teaches history from a reverse perspective. Something like what is explained in this course.
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There are a compreensive classification of different relations between church and state? [on hold]

It's a bit silly, and semantically wrong but I like the "taxonomy" of religious policies in Victoria II. there are some real classification of different state/church relations? I can remember some ...
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1answer
96 views

Is this inscription in the Jefferson memorial consistent with Jefferson's views?

An inscription inside the Jefferon memorial says: --- God who gave us life gave us Liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift ...
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2answers
84 views

How were the territories added to (and thus the limits set in) the Holy Roman Empire

I've seen a similar question but not with the answer I'm looking for. During its existence, HRE had limits including and excluding territories that did not follow any criteria according to the ...
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1answer
99 views

1950s, UK-Soviet sporting event

I'm trying to find some details about an event that my father has a vague memory of. I'm sorry this is quite vague. It was an international event happening in about the 1950s. It was a sporting ...
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108 views

Why did the Roman Republic never set up a civilian police department?

I was recently reading about conflicts between Clodius and Pompey. Clodius first but subsequently Pompey as well, used - what I would characterize as - armed gangs. The power of these gangs was such ...
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What were normal bathing habits in Cairo in 1798?

In the old western world we did not bath much after the fall of the Roman Empire. I was wondering if that is the same for the population in Egypt in around 1798. This leads me to 2 questions 1) Did ...
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93 views

Did temples in ancient Greece contain treasure? [closed]

Was it common for temples in ancient Greece to contain treasure like gold and silver? Did any famous temples contain treasure rooms?
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97 views

Why are so many oldest verified people from the U.S. and Japan? [closed]

41 of the oldest verified living people are from Japan. 37 are from the U.S. I assume this has to do with data available for verification. Perhaps the U.S. and Japan kept much more accurate records ...
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19 views

Did John Milton and Baruch Spinoza know of and/or about each other?

In these iTunes U lectures on Milton, John Rogers suggest that Milton was espousing "monism" in Paradise Lost; that the theology of Paradise Lost involved the ideas that the soul and body are one and ...
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1answer
196 views

What land did Polish nationalists claim in 1914?

In the early 20th century, Poland was separated between Russia, Austria-Hungary and Germany. However clear border of the "country" did not exist. When the country was finally re-created after the ...
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122 views

Are there any official death records for holocaust victims? [closed]

I'm not asking for unofficial/non-governmental/non-vital records. Are there death records for holocaust victims? Was there a period after the war where European governments sorted out who was still ...

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