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Sep
28
comment Any notable battles fought with steel vs. bronze weapons?
However, that said, if you'd be willing to expand on your answer, I'd accept it. Particularly in context of Charles' Aug 31 quote.
Sep
28
comment Any notable battles fought with steel vs. bronze weapons?
Maybe; it's certainly an example where one army had iron/steel, the other bronze. But while it was an intensive (though indecisive) battle, it sounds like it was more of a chariot battle and it's unclear what role if any the weapon metals made.
Sep
25
awarded  Nice Question
Sep
21
awarded  Custodian
Sep
21
accepted Who first combined the lateen and square sails that led to the carrack?
Sep
21
revised How large were Bronze Age settlements?
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Sep
21
revised How was life in the Iron Age different from life in the Middle Ages?
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Sep
21
revised Is the “Katyusha” scene from Deer Hunter historically accurate?
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Sep
20
accepted What does 'half-decked' mean?
Sep
20
asked What does 'half-decked' mean?
Sep
20
revised Is the “Katyusha” scene from Deer Hunter historically accurate?
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Sep
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revised Is the “Katyusha” scene from Deer Hunter historically accurate?
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Sep
20
answered Is the “Katyusha” scene from Deer Hunter historically accurate?
Sep
19
comment Why was Africa colonized last of the continents in the Age of Discovery?
@Guy F-W, that's an interesting point, although my understanding of the conquistadors is that they were drawn from a range of nationalities, and were essentially private mercenary enterprises, and would have signed on with whomever was paying. Had Columbus somehow won over King John II, I could easily imagine Portuguese Conquistadors (still comprised of a mix of nationalities) as the ones taking on the Incas and Aztecs.
Sep
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Sep
16
answered Did Native Americans ever fight the indigenous people living in Mexico before Europeans arrived?
Sep
16
comment Did Native Americans ever fight the indigenous people living in Mexico before Europeans arrived?
I should add there is reasonable information about the history of the Aztecs because the Spanish recorded their oral records after conquest and we have pictogram written data as well, but the data from the pre-Columbus period of North American tribes is a lot more sketchy and mainly just archaeological. So, while we can say what the Aztecs did and didn't do with some level of certainty, we have a lot less clue what might have been happening at the Mexico/USA border in pre-historical times.
Sep
16
comment Did Native Americans ever fight the indigenous people living in Mexico before Europeans arrived?
Not quite. All of the pre-Columbian peoples in North, Central, and South America could be called Native Americans. The Indigenous people of Mexico certainly did fight one another, so "Native Americans" did definitely fight with the "Indigenous people of Mexico". But I would say that the Aztecs almost certainly did not fight any of the North American tribes (north of the current Mexican border), because the logistics were beyond their capabilities.
Sep
15
answered Did Native Americans ever fight the indigenous people living in Mexico before Europeans arrived?
Sep
15
comment When and how did the idea of a “class-less” society originate in the United States?
Upvoted. John's point that segregation (and slavery before it) is certainly a legitimate class structure.