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Mar
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comment Where to find birth records for those born in Ireland pre-Independance
There are two questions here: what was the nationality and where are the birth certificates. Morph this question into asking one of those and create another question with the other?
Mar
8
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Mar
8
asked Private firms (aka mercenaries) as a police force
Mar
5
comment What role did the media have in the outcome of the “Arab Spring” revolt in Tunisia
Could you expend the descriptions of the links?
Mar
2
comment Has a book ever caused the ousting of a dictator?
@WladimirPalant: While neither the major nor only source of the French Revolution, books by authors such as Voltaire, Montesquieu, and Rousseau are credited as contributor factors to the fall of the monarchy during the Revolution. Of course, you can argue that they were failures since they were focusing on Louis XIV and not XVI... Let the flame war begin! -- or should I say the Guillotine war?
Mar
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comment Has a book ever caused the ousting of a dictator?
@Lohoris: Sorry, I assumed that it would be well known enough but since this is an answer site, it should have more information on it than just a link ^_~
Mar
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answered Has a book ever caused the ousting of a dictator?
Mar
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comment Is there evidence that working for the Pony Express was dangerous, or not dangerous?
+1 You are welcome.
Mar
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comment Is there evidence that working for the Pony Express was dangerous, or not dangerous?
Define extremely dangerous... It certainly depends on your point of view and most importantly what was considered dangerous at the time.
Feb
29
comment What did ex-Gladiators do after being freed?
@harper89: Not at all! Thank you.
Feb
29
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Feb
29
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Feb
29
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Feb
29
revised Are there any records that indicate a submarine vs submarine battle?
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Feb
27
comment Were there any conquests that Ancient Rome undertook explicitly to gain control of a natural resource?
I suspect that it was a little of both type of situation. After all, the Roman did copy the Carthaginian industrial ship building methods so if they could have access to good timber while denying it to Carthage, it would have assured a superiority on the waves in case of any new conflicts.
Feb
27
comment Were there any conquests that Ancient Rome undertook explicitly to gain control of a natural resource?
I cannot think of any specifics at the moment but would look at peace treaties that the Roman would have made with Carthage during the first and second punic wars. I seem to remember something about denying Carthage access to good quality timber at the end of the first punic war.