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Apr
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comment Did the Glaswegian tobacco lords help precipitate the American war of independence?
@MarkC.Wallace: I incorporated your suggestion in a revision.
Apr
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revised Did the Glaswegian tobacco lords help precipitate the American war of independence?
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Apr
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comment Did the Glaswegian tobacco lords help precipitate the American war of independence?
Interesting theory. I tried to limit the scope of the question to "one of the factors."
Apr
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revised Did the Glaswegian tobacco lords help precipitate the American war of independence?
Limited scope of question
Apr
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comment How did the Nazis view Dickens' Oliver Twist?
This would stand to reason. Fagin's portrayal was "bad enough" for the Nazis; there was no need for him to be portrayed as "maximum bad." Also, Dickensian novels draw an unflattering comparison between the living standards of English industrial workers, and their German counterparts, who earned enough to eat meat twice a week. (This was because of the competition from the Prussian army, who fed its soldiers such rations, which were high for the 18th and 19th centuries.)
Apr
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accepted Why did Charles V divide his holdings as he did?
Mar
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answered How did British queens get power over kings despite a male-dominant society?
Mar
27
comment What is the oldest state/nation that has abolished the death penalty?
@T.E.D.: I'm not sure if modern Japan also has no death penalty, but I get the impression that WWII Japan, at least, had the death penalty, given its "death marches," etc. So I would not credit Japan with "continuous" abolition of the death penalty, even it was abolished for 338 years in an earlier epoch.
Mar
27
comment Recent History Books
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about asking for a list.
Mar
26
comment What are some examples of historiography regarding the reasons for the Soviet Union's collapse?
This is a better question (or at least more suitable for the site) than the original.
Mar
25
revised How did the Egyptian engineers of the Third and Fourth Dynasty construct the Pyramids and Sphinx without modern science and mathematics?
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Mar
25
comment How did the Egyptian engineers of the Third and Fourth Dynasty construct the Pyramids and Sphinx without modern science and mathematics?
Actually, a reasonable, narrower version of the question might be, "what was the "state of the art" in science, engineering, and mathematics at the time the Sphinx/Pyramids were built?" I added this passage at the end of the question and nominate it for reopening in its current form.
Mar
22
comment Was Hitler hostile to anglo-saxons before he became hostile to Jews?
Welcome to the site! Not a bad first answer. But this, or future answers would benefit from citing relevant sources such as Mein Kampf.
Mar
22
comment In WWII, why did people not run away from executions?
Here is a related question on Cognitive Sciences SE.cogsci.stackexchange.com/questions/4597/…
Mar
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Mar
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comment Are modern handguns a major reason for democratization?
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Mar
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revised Are modern handguns a major reason for democratization?
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revised Are modern handguns a major reason for democratization?
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