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comment Attempts to return the War to the South's favor after Gettysburg
When the Union army retreated from the Wilderness on the east-west road, it was GRANT who stood in the intersection of the north-south road directing traffic SOUTH.
Mar
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comment General Sherman's March to the Sea
I took out the phrase "justified from a military perspective," thereby limiting the question to what historians think about the campaign. That question is answerable.
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revised General Sherman's March to the Sea
Took out subjective phrase about "justified from a military perspective/"
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answered How did the human capacity to manipulate the physical and social world change in Europe between 1400 to 1700?
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revised How did the human capacity to manipulate the physical and social world change in Europe between 1400 to 1700?
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answered What name is taken if a man marries into a noble house?
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Feb
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Feb
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revised Which country ruled Flanders in the 16th century?
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Feb
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comment Which country ruled Flanders in the 16th century?
@PieterGeerkens: Only the seven NORTHERN provinces (modern Netherlands) adopted the Union of Utrecht, and a later declaration of independence.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netherlands. The differences between north and south is like the difference between the U.S. and Canada in 1776. Spain eventually recognized the independence of the northern provinces, but the Hapsburgs later got back the southern part (modern Belgium) which did spend time in "indentured servitude" to the north. I added a note to this effect to clarify.
Feb
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comment Which country ruled Flanders in the 16th century?
@JeroenK: Thanks for the quick reversal. I've had similar "blind spots" myself.
Feb
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revised Which country ruled Flanders in the 16th century?
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Feb
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comment Which country ruled Flanders in the 16th century?
@JeroenK: But before Charles was Maximilian of Austria (who married Marie of Burgundy), and Charles father, (Maximilian and Marie's son), Philip the Fair. So the order is Austria, then Charles, then Spain, then Austria again. But "Austria again" was AFTER the 16th century.
Feb
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accepted What is the historical background of the current Ukraine crisis?
Feb
20
comment What caused the turning point in Hundred Years' War?
@Oldcat: You mean under Bertand du Guesclin? history.stackexchange.com/questions/11125/…
Feb
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revised What caused the turning point in Hundred Years' War?
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