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Apr
17
reviewed Close How did Americans' hatred of taxes shape the country up through the Gilded Age?
Apr
17
comment Why have wheat and rice been consumed in different forms?
@Greg: That sounds right. Why don't you make your comment an answer.
Apr
17
answered How did France balance the budget by 1738?
Apr
16
reviewed Edit Did native Mexicans prefer Spanish rulers to the Aztecs?
Apr
16
revised Did native Mexicans prefer Spanish rulers to the Aztecs?
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Apr
16
comment Other than coffee and tobacco what major product became Cuba's source of wealth in the 18th century?
@Himarm: You might be right about the "European" version. But that was certainly the dynamic for the American version.
Apr
16
comment Why was China not colonized by any country?
+1 for Tocqueville.
Apr
16
revised Other than coffee and tobacco what major product became Cuba's source of wealth in the 18th century?
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16
answered Other than coffee and tobacco what major product became Cuba's source of wealth in the 18th century?
Apr
15
comment Did the Carthaginians have the option of sending Hannibal to Sicily?
Bomilcar began by transporting an army of 28,000 to Sicily in 213 BC. This was reinforced several times, most notably in 211by Hanno with 11,000 men, and followon reinforcements that brought that group to 24,000. c3iopscenter.com/documents/…
Apr
15
comment Did the Carthaginians have the option of sending Hannibal to Sicily?
@Oldcat: Except that they sent 77,000 men (from Carthage). So why not send Hannibal there to lead them? The difficulty might be moving Hannibal from Italy to Sicily, but they actually moved him back to Carthage before Zama.
Apr
15
reviewed Leave Closed How can the impact of moving the Brazilian capital be analyzed?
Apr
15
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15
revised Why hire Hessian troops?
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Apr
15
accepted Why were the Mongolian armies able to to use greater percentages of archers than (Medieval) Europeans?
Apr
15
comment Did Hongwu Emperor flay 5000 women, and why?
@Lohoris: "Liaisons" in this context refers to "dating."
Apr
14
revised Why did Zhang Xueliang and Yang Hucheng receive different punishments for their role in the Xi'an Incident?
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revised Why did Zhang Xueliang and Yang Hucheng receive different punishments for their role in the Xi'an Incident?
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Apr
11
comment What is the most noteworthy defection of a member of the Nazi party to the Allies during WWII?
Himmler defected from HITLER (and was treated as a treated as a defector by Hitler).