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comment What is the benefit of historical studies for the process of creating tactics and strategies in foreign policy?
"doesn't speak German" != "monolingual"
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comment What is the benefit of historical studies for the process of creating tactics and strategies in foreign policy?
This question might be nice, but it's written very messily, a rewrite would definitely help.
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comment When did abolition of property qualifications for voting begin in the USA?
I take you meant 1807?
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comment Why did the Nazis invent videotelephony?
The second question is much more interesting.
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comment Is there a student of Arnold J Toynbee with an opinion about the state and fate of Western Civilization?
"It'll probably become clearer in a couple hundred years. ;-)" I think it will already be clearer in 50-80 years. After all, you could safely put the end of #8 to 1945, less than 70 years after that event.
Nov
24
comment Latin/Greek for assassin
In Italian now we have both words: "sicario" and "assassino". "Sicario" is a person paid to kill someone, while "assassin" is a wider term, basically meaning "murderer".
Nov
13
comment Average height of Ancient Roman Men and Women?
@Semaphore no reason not to consider in-topic anthropology, it's not like it's going to get its SE site anyway…
Nov
11
comment Why was not Greek alphabet adopted by other languages given the Greek influence?
Cyrillic is an abomination which vaguely resembles some Greek glyphs. Come on, they didn't even bother to create a lowercase…
Nov
8
comment Nazi attitude towards pro-Nazi Jews
As far as I'm aware, mentally disabled persons were sent to the camps too. And a Jew supporting Nazism isn't exactly what I would call "sane". You're a Nazi and you find out you're Jew? Well, either you realise you've been stupid all along supporting this nonsense, or you're still stupid. Either way, you're stupid --> you go to a camp.
Nov
8
comment What degree of choice did slaves have over their sexual autonomy?
@BrankoSego I'm wondering how can he have a positive score after all these downvotes… sure, the system is deeply bugged, but it still looks suspect.
Nov
7
comment How did nobles upon the Grand Tour evade or mitigate the danger of banditry?
Ok, but in that case the map is wrong: there was no "Kingdom of Italy" back then… (btw the map shows no Corse either)
Nov
7
comment How did nobles upon the Grand Tour evade or mitigate the danger of banditry?
I guess you mean late 19th century? (as opposite to 18th)
Nov
7
comment Were the Medieval Britons aware of the existence of the Roman Empire?
@Semaphore nonsense. It depends on your definition of the "group": you seem to assume that "anyone in that group" is fine.
Nov
7
comment Were the Medieval Britons aware of the existence of the Roman Empire?
@fdb thanks for clarifying the meaning of that word, I didn't know that.
Nov
7
comment Were the Medieval Britons aware of the existence of the Roman Empire?
It's not an assumption, it's the question. You claim that those who could read knew that, so everyone did. I refute that assumption.
Nov
7
comment Were the Medieval Britons aware of the existence of the Roman Empire?
Those who could read. This does not imply the common folk knew that too.
Nov
4
comment How did native Hawaiians achieve such a high literacy rate prior to the 1850s?
Kink Kamehameha? O_o omg I really didn't know that…
Nov
3
comment When did waving become a part of human interaction?
@CGCampbell not true, there might easily be some records, especially pittoric ones, but I wouldn't rule out written too. Why can you conceive someone writing "he was peaceful" but not "he waved his hand"?
Oct
31
revised Why some monarchs are sent to exile after a country is declared a republic?
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Oct
30
comment What is the last historical mention of people worshipping the Roman gods?
-1 because it is "a very new development, and not the descendants of an unbroken line stretching back to the Roman Republic", i.e. exactly what this question was not asking.