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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 progress, compared to the Americans, did the Germans make on constructing a nuclear weapon during WW2?
@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 progress, compared to the Americans, did the Germans make on constructing a nuclear weapon during WW2?
@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 progress, compared to the Americans, did the Germans make on constructing a nuclear weapon during WW2?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this sound like a conspiracy theory.
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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.
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comment How was the U.S. divided regarding the French Revolution around 1789?
This is just a sketch, but there was an early, "pure" phase from 1789-92, the reign of Terror from 1792-95, the "Directory," from 1795-98, and later the Napoleonic phase. I may have a few dates mixed up, but you see why the question is confusing. Put another way, the answer to your question of which side would which Americans have taken depends on the subperiod. American nearly went to war with France around 1797, then was a quasi-ally in 1812. Even Jefferson was of two minds. Basically pro-French, he said, "we will have to marry ourselves to the British fleet and nation" without Louisiana.
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comment Feudalism vs Serfdom
@yasgur99: In theory, yes, if there are no "intervening" nobles, and everyone was a peasant reporting directly to the king. But only someone like Peter the Great would consider such a system. Most kings prefer to "delegate" part of their rule to nobles.
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answered Why did the French Revolution bring secularism?
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answered Why aren't there major cities on the Atlantic coast of France?