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comment Computer business in 1969
@msh210: Extended my second paragraph.
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answered What does 'a long train' mean in the Declaration of Independence
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answered Computer business in 1969
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comment What was the motivation behind prohibiting hunting in King's forests?
Yes. Basically the king didn't care what the masses thought, only other nobles that he "knew."
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comment Why was there a reference to the Battle of Hastings in Harper Lee's novel?
This question is about why an author depicted a fictitious character using a long-ago historical event as part of their "frame of reference." This frame of reference is itself a historical "event" (actually, the ethos of a particular time and place). As such, the question is on topic. Put another way, It is about "the history of history." Please see my answer below.
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comment What evidence is available of the Nazi nuclear weapons program?
@CGCampbell: If you want this question reopened, why don't you edit it so that it is a better question? I haven't seen anyone try to improve it (so far). The fact that it is not quite a good enough question for the site doesn't mean that it can't be salvaged.
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comment What motivated revolutionary France to declare war on Britain in 1793?
@user69715: 18th century logic was the opposite of "ours." For instance, Frederick the Great said, "Better to prevent than to be prevented."
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answered What motivated revolutionary France to declare war on Britain in 1793?
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comment What evidence is available of the Nazi nuclear weapons program?
@Yannis: This question is pretty heavily downvoted (I'm not one of them), and others have made the same point. I'm just trying to marshal a site/question consensus. – Tom Au 41 mins ago
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answered Why was there a reference to the Battle of Hastings in Harper Lee's novel?
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comment What evidence is available of the Nazi nuclear weapons program?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this sound like a conspiracy theory.
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revised Was there a social stigma for British born/living in India prior to WW2/Indian independence?
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comment How was the U.S. divided regarding the French Revolution around 1789?
I narrowed this question (and retracted my close vote).
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comment How was the U.S. divided regarding the French Revolution around 1789?
@MarkC.Wallace: It's here (longest paragraph). let.rug.nl/usa/presidents/thomas-jefferson/… Basically, the same person thought opposite things about the "French Revolution" on different days. Which is why I VTC.