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Feb
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reviewed Leave Closed UK Tories vs Whigs in the 19th century: broad political classification?
Feb
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reviewed No Action Needed The decline of Buddhism in India around the 12th century
Feb
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reviewed Leave Open Where in Basel was the first Zionist Congress held in 1897?
Jan
31
accepted Who uses a pre-“Gregorian” calendar and why?
Jan
31
comment What forces/incentives drove the Mongols to conquer a much larger land territory than they could comfortably settle or rule?
@PieterGeerkens: There is a link to Genghis Khan in the first paragraph that serves as a factual reference for my comments. The interpretations are mine.
Jan
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reviewed Leave Open African Clicking Language
Jan
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reviewed Edit and Reopen Why does only Iran have a Governor of the Jurisprudence?
Jan
28
revised Why does only Iran have a Governor of the Jurisprudence?
added 6 characters in body
Jan
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reviewed Leave Closed Why did the Sykes-Picot agreement divided the middle east into more than 10 countries?
Jan
27
reviewed Leave Open What is the history of Cartography?
Jan
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reviewed Leave Open What scholarly positions exist evaluating Thatcher's competence and the desirability of her government's policies?
Jan
24
revised Why did Britain not purchase Alaska when Russia had it up for sale?
Added qualifier.
Jan
24
comment Why did Britain not purchase Alaska when Russia had it up for sale?
@Oldcat: Exactly the point I was trying to make. "The enemy of my enemy is my friend." And the reunited U.S. threatened to go to war with France over Mexico, so Napoleon III just abandoned his "puppet," Maximilian.
Jan
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reviewed Leave Open Where in Basel was the first Zionist Congress held in 1897?
Jan
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comment Why were the Merovingians so reviled?
@PieterGeerkens: The OP (unlike most of us), is a woman. So while your comment is well taken, I'd use another metaphor.
Jan
20
comment Why were the Merovingians so reviled?
@LennartRegebro: I don't like the term "a bunch of hogwash." But I deleted the post because I now believe that it was "unsubstantiated" or "poorly founded."
Jan
19
comment Why did Charles V divide his holdings as he did?
I tend to agree with Guy F-W. My understanding (gleaned in part from your answer) was that Charles V had "farmed out" pieces of his holdings to Ferdinand, or Philip earlier, and that the final division was part of the "farming out" process. My only quarrel is with your somewhat speculative last paragraph, but if you could tie Philip's inheritance of the Netherlands to an earlier "farming out" decision, that would make it a good answer.
Jan
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comment Why were the Merovingians so reviled?
@FelixGoldberg: Actually, these were the recollections of Baltics (e.g. Estonians), who remembered the "golden era" or Swedish rule, followed by more "feudalistic" Russian or Polish rule. See my latest question, history.stackexchange.com/questions/11474/… centuries So I took this phenomenon back 1000 years to the Merovingians.
Jan
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reviewed Approve What is the origin/history of the practice of standing up if an elder or respectable is approaching?