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Nescire autem quid ante quam natus sis acciderit, id est semper esse puerum. Quid enim est aetas hominis, nisi ea memoria rerum veterum cum superiorum aetate contexitur? -- Cicero, Marcus Tullius (106-43BC)


Aug
12
comment When and how did English become the Lingua Franca?
Most "English" that is spoken now is American and not British. Thus, I believe it might have started after WW2, when America became the world's top super power. Sadly, I have no strong evidence to back up opinions thus comment instead of answer.
Aug
8
comment What was the role of the Soviet Navy during WWII?
The Soviets joined the allies only after the 22/06/1941. Before that, the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact was in full effect.
Aug
3
revised Was there any mention in historical articles regarding Joan of Arc's physical appearance?
Edit from comment
Aug
2
comment Why and how were east Brandenburg, Pomerania and Silesia taken away from Germany after WW2?
As to the addendum: Those areas are probably as likely to be returned to Germany as France, Spain, (most of) Germany, Greece, (most of) England, and many others to be returned to Italy because they were all part of the Roman Empire. ^_~
Aug
2
comment Why and how were east Brandenburg, Pomerania and Silesia taken away from Germany after WW2?
The Polish population transfers article might help as well.
Aug
2
comment Why and how were east Brandenburg, Pomerania and Silesia taken away from Germany after WW2?
Hum, "[...] ethnically cleansed" is rather offensive. I would suggest rephrasing that part.
Aug
2
answered Was there any mention in historical articles regarding Joan of Arc's physical appearance?
Aug
2
comment Historical examples of an elected absolute monarch:
I think this needs a re-focus. Currently, the question is asking for a list of things (frowned upon as there is no clear "best" answer) and a moderate amount of research can give you at least three example: The Holy Roman Empire, The Polish-Lithuanian commonwealth (Rzeczpospolita Obojga Narodów) and the Republic of Venice (Repùblica de Venesia).
Aug
1
reviewed Approve reformation tag wiki
Jul
31
awarded  Convention
Jul
30
reviewed Approve death tag wiki excerpt
Jul
30
reviewed Approve death tag wiki
Jul
30
reviewed Approve confederacy tag wiki
Jul
30
reviewed Approve confederacy tag wiki excerpt
Jul
30
comment Viking culture: unhygienic use of water bowl
@InbarRose: As far as I know, Ahmad ibn Fadlān ibn al-Abbās ibn Rāšid ibn Hammād (أحمد بن فضلان بن العباس بن راشد بن حماد‎) is a real person and his writings are considered a primary source. I could, of course, be wrong.
Jul
29
comment Viking culture: unhygienic use of water bowl
@InbarRose Ahmad ibn Fadlan is a real person who wrote about real life Viking customs. He is not made up. Or did I misunderstood your comment?
Jul
29
reviewed Approve renaissance tag wiki
Jul
29
reviewed Approve renaissance tag wiki excerpt
Jul
27
reviewed Approve What are legitimate methods and sources?
Jul
27
reviewed Reject Typical fortifications around major cities in the 18th century