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revised Did the communication lag become a problem for the ever expanding Roman Empire?
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answered Did the communication lag become a problem for the ever expanding Roman Empire?
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Sep
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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.
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awarded  Nice Question
Sep
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awarded  Custodian
Sep
21
accepted Who first combined the lateen and square sails that led to the carrack?
Sep
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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
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revised Is the “Katyusha” scene from Deer Hunter historically accurate?
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accepted What does 'half-decked' mean?
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asked What does 'half-decked' mean?
Sep
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revised Is the “Katyusha” scene from Deer Hunter historically accurate?
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revised Is the “Katyusha” scene from Deer Hunter historically accurate?
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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.
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