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Oct
31
comment How is it that King Philips War devastated the colonists so much, but the Colonists were not driven out?
Do you have any sources on this? Most of this I had already thought of, but nothing to check it against.
Oct
31
comment What was the religion of the Arabic people before conversion to Islam?
It was a mixture, basically you are looking at people who were on the trade routes from Europe and Africa to Asia so there were a lot of religions going on. Some were animist, Zoroastrean (sp?) and others. I'll have to check my notes on my History of Islam class to see what we discussed.
Oct
29
accepted Was Theodoric the Great killed by Justinian?
Oct
29
comment Was Theodoric the Great killed by Justinian?
Now that is a nice list of sources. Got to give it to you.
Oct
28
comment Why is Christopher Columbus credited for “discovering” America?
Providing the map, and the evidence it COULD be done, was a good start too.
Oct
28
answered From where does the superstition about Friday the thirteenth originate?
Oct
28
comment From where does the superstition about Friday the thirteenth originate?
I concur, superstitions while they have a thread of truth are hard to nail down.
Oct
28
asked Was Theodoric the Great killed by Justinian?
Oct
28
comment Why did the Monitor and Merrimac (aka Virginia) have such radically different designs?
Yup, that was it. I hadn't checked all the links out by yesterday. Thanks!
Oct
28
comment Why is Christopher Columbus credited for “discovering” America?
+1 for the "history favors the winners", although I always looked upon Columbus' claim more along the fact that he began continual contact - the vikings presence was not really lasting. Maybe it should be "Columbus helped colonize America."
Oct
27
comment Why did the Monitor and Merrimac (aka Virginia) have such radically different designs?
I thought I read somewhere that the USS Merrimack had been burned to the waterline and sunk to make sure it was not used by the Confederacy, which to my mind would have given it its shape when it was raised and fitted.
Oct
27
comment What Were the Types of Sieges?
I wonder if this is where Forlorn Hope came from, although I saw it popularized more from the Richard Sharpe novels.
Oct
27
answered Why did the USA stay out of the League of Nations?
Oct
27
asked At what point, and why, did Snuff Tobacco fall out of favor with European Nobility?
Oct
26
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Oct
26
comment Building of the pyramids
I'm sure a Google search could find what you want about aliens and the pyramids, but I would expect the normal answer is that they were built with huge amounts of manual labor. We could do it today if we really wanted to expend the effort. I would wonder why people don't question the building of temples by the Maya in the same refrain as the pyramids.
Oct
26
comment How heavily were the British taxing their American colonies?
I think some of this is touched on it my question: history.stackexchange.com/questions/235/… - mostly the British Crown was trying to recoup costs pertaining to the Seven Years War. It was a shared burden since the American Colonies were protected during that war.
Oct
26
comment What aternative locations were considered for the United Nations?
@Giles, perhaps you ought to read up on it then. Wilson promoted it during the Paris Peace Conference, it was part of his 14 points and for his work on it he received a Nobel Prize. You are right that the US did not join, because the political atmosphere in the US at the time would not allow it.
Oct
25
comment Evidence of cross contamination between Japanese and Western sword fighting styles?
Agreed new ones did, my kung fu sifu and his sifu incorporated many other styles into the core style but they still tell stories about how older styles stuck only to the family style. Looking, or incorporating another style got you kicked out of the school, in some respects current martial arts schools ask this by saying don't study other arts while you study at the school. It's hard to say how this translated to what you are talking about but asian cultures are VERY traditional. That's my main point.
Oct
25
comment What aternative locations were considered for the United Nations?
Considering that the US was always a lead in these organizations, League of Nations and the UN, it seemed appropriate to me that it was located within our borders. Although considering the feeling towards it nowadays that may be a mistake...