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Mar
21
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Mar
6
comment Why were the British so reluctant to allow Jewish migration to Palestine?
This coincides with my point about land ownership, the Zionist settlers figured out early on that basically if you can't get people to leave you can buy the land out from under them. With no work, and no land to live on, it was expected that the Arabs would leave and thus the land would belong to the Jews.
Feb
25
revised What is the single longest Presidential Campaign run in the United States?
Editing to remove the extraneous questioning
Feb
21
accepted What is the single longest Presidential Campaign run in the United States?
Feb
21
revised What is the single longest Presidential Campaign run in the United States?
trying to clarify more on a very old question...not sure why its necessary at this point but there ya go
Feb
20
comment What is the single longest Presidential Campaign run in the United States?
That is how I am defining "start", but I also look at it as if you are going to get on the ballot for a primary you have to be a declared candidate otherwise you cannot gain delegates at the party conferences. Which would have to be a goal to be a candidate and campaign; I am eliminating campaigns like Donald Trump that might have started and stopped without a serious intention to continue.
Feb
7
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Nov
26
comment What were the key differences between United States' and Indian revolutions?
From the US side you can look at my old question on this focusing from the Colonial times in the US - history.stackexchange.com/questions/235/… There might be some relevant information there
Oct
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Oct
12
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Jul
10
comment Were Puritans Prudes or Progressive?
In some ways they were rather strict, you can read some of that yourself in the memoirs of Anne Hutchinson or Roger Williams. The Massachusetts Puritan colony was not averse to expelling those who did not keep with their beliefs.
Mar
18
comment How would Eastern European emigres have traveled across Eastern Europe to Warsaw in the early 20thC?
Very indepth, thank you. The rails is an interesting fact I did not know, seems to be a similar condition to American railways of the 1800's which were different gauges at one point (especially the American south). Gdansk is what we were told, and I have nothing to refute it at this time, maybe there was a change in ports for 1917?
Mar
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Feb
23
comment Why did George H. W. Bush select Dan Quayle as his running mate in 1988?
Quayle had tons of gaffes, some more memorable than others. I'd have to find something concrete but if I remember he was chosen to appeal to younger voters under the impression that GWH Bush was too old and unable to do so.
Feb
23
comment How did the “Forty Niners” get to California in 1849?
More on the Chagres River route and the Forty Niners - trail2.com/embera/history3.htm
Feb
23
comment How did the “Forty Niners” get to California in 1849?
@T.E.D. Actually there was significant passage through the Canal road, which was not all impassible jungle. The Chagres River road up to Panama City was a well known and used road, that the Fourty Niners used as an alternate path. Henry Morgan even used it in his supposed sacking of Panama City, which is where I saw the reference to the Forty Niners as they used the same path later on.
Feb
20
comment What was the social status of a man who failed the civil service exams in Imperial China ( 1200 - 1800 AD )?
The scholarly class were looked upon with respect from the Confucianists, but I suppose it depends on how you define elites. Merchant families often tried to have their children take the civil service exams, since it was a point of pride to have a relative who took and passed them. Those who passed and were in civil service had their children take the exams as well, that is how meritocracies are built.
Feb
18
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