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comment Which battle enabled Andrew Jackson to become the President of USA?
I misread "The peace treaty for the War had been signed in 1812" and I thought "WTF, 3 years and they still didn't know?!? How is that even possible?".
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comment What is the back story behind the Baja California towns of “Purgatorio” and “Providencia”?
Which book? That would be quite a useful information in order to answer properly…
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comment What is the story of Purgatorio and Providencia?
If it wasn't a duplicate, you really should have told which book are you talking about…
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comment What was the average size of French families during the Middle Ages?
@Alex true, but he focused enough to be answerable, didn't he? "beginning of middle-ages, Europe, small villages". Sure, he could have focused some more, but are we sure this isn't enough?
Jul
28
comment How common is “decades ahead of his time” in real history?
@Oldcat playing video games is quite useful for many reasons, actually. Playing too much might be a problem, but… doing anything too much is a problem anyway.
Jul
28
revised Why was there a tradition attached to Crossbowmen?
fixed wrong term
Jul
28
revised Why was there a tradition attached to Crossbowmen?
fixed a typo and a term
Jul
28
comment Why were brothels legal?
Simple answer: because, pragmatically, they weren't stupid. If people want something they will get it, whether you make it illegal or not. If it's legal at least you can control it and tax it. Prohibition NEVER works, anywhere. It just doesn't.
Jul
28
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Jul
28
suggested approved edit on Why was there a tradition attached to Crossbowmen?
Jul
26
comment What does “the purpose of history is ideological” mean?
@TomAu "do this homework for me" is definitely OT, but here the OP is asking on how to interpret the homework's question, which isn't clear to him. Of course, I agree that, given the answer received, that's basically his homework answer anyway…
Jul
25
comment Is there any country where the founder of the nation is no longer respected?
@Yunus no civil war so far, islamism spreading more and more, I see nothing left of Ataturk, nowdays. Is there?
Jul
24
comment What was the largest empire in terms of time of communication between its two ends?
I guess it would be more practical to ask the time from the capital to the farthest point, since I rather doubt the other value has been measured by anyone.
Jul
21
comment What were the efforts made by the U.S. government to conserve forests?
@MarkC.Wallace I don't understand it either (though this does not mean it's a bad question – not that I'm implying you implied it was)
Jul
21
comment How did religions interpret rainbows before science explained it?
@MarkC.Wallace a post on meta might help
Jul
20
comment Why do minor political parties in the US receive so few votes?
@KeithThompson yeah, that might easily be the most egregiously stupid saying ever conceived.
Jul
20
comment What happened to Dada Abdullah & Co, the firm that started Gandhi's career in South Africa?
You should reference it a little better, give the whole title, possibly a link, some page numbers for a specific edition, etc.
Jul
19
comment Why were we taught virtually nothing about the Holocaust during the fifties and sixties?
It wasn't history, back then. It is now, since a lot of years have passed. Unless your school taught contemporary history, which I guess wasn't the case, then it just was out of the scope.
Jul
19
revised Knights' coat of arms colors
+[tag:heraldry]
Jul
19
suggested approved edit on Knights' coat of arms colors