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Apr
21
comment What was the motivation for the Gregorian Calendar?
I should have cited the answer, which is found in the fourth sentence of the article, "The motivation for the reform was to bring the date for the celebration of Easter to the time of the year in which the First Council of Nicaea had agreed upon in 325." My intent was not to scold anyone, but to prevent someone from seeing this and assuming that it was ok to ask questions that are answered by wikipedia.
Apr
21
reviewed No Action Needed Was there a battle were Russians forces rallied around a religious icon to achieve victory?
Apr
21
reviewed Reviewed Did Mountbatten favour India in partition of India-Pakistan?
Apr
21
reviewed Close Who was the highest ranking spy ever?
Apr
20
comment Who was the highest ranking spy ever?
How do we compare ranks?
Apr
20
reviewed Reviewed Presidents of the French Tribunate from 1799 to 1807
Apr
20
revised Usage of German camoflage during World War II
edited title
Apr
20
revised Why were Spain and Portugal neutral / not invaded in WWII?
OP corrected one instance of phrase; I corrected another copy.
Apr
20
comment What was the motivation for the Gregorian Calendar?
This is too old to close, but as stated, this is a trivial question answered by wikipedia.
Apr
20
reviewed Reviewed Does the number of legs in the air of a horse statue indicate how its rider died?
Apr
20
comment Does the number of legs in the air of a horse statue indicate how its rider died?
While the opinions are valuable, they would have been far more valuable if they had been supported by evidence beyond the anecdotal. I'm always going to find the well researched answer more persuasive.
Apr
19
comment Everyday Life in Vichy France
I can't tell what you're asking... can you strip this down to the question and associated research? What do you mean by paragraph 2? Who said "France, no war really" and when? What do you mean by paragraph 4? (You've been here long enough to know that How to Ask discourages asking for references.) If the question is for information on ordinary life in Vichy, I commend you for a good question. I'm just not sure whether that is the question or not?
Apr
19
comment What is the status of Weber's protestant ethic thesis?
It has been 30 or more years since I last read Weber, but I believe you're stating the thesis a bit more broadly than intended. The Protestant ethic enabled people to defer satisfaction which resulted in the rise of capitalism in Northern Europe; once capitalism exists, it isn't necessary to recapitulate Protestantism. Capitalism is like an invention; difficult to originally develop, but easy to adapt or adopt.
Apr
19
revised What is the status of Weber's protestant ethic thesis?
fixes to spelling and capitalization
Apr
19
reviewed Leave Open What is the status of Weber's protestant ethic thesis?
Apr
19
reviewed Leave Open Everyday Life in Vichy France
Apr
19
reviewed Reviewed How many soldiers did Ghengis Khan field?
Apr
19
revised How many soldiers did Ghengis Khan field?
Title is now a question, name of the Khan normalized to English convention, spelling errors, minor cleanup for clarity.
Apr
18
reviewed Reviewed Why did the jews leave Israel and spread out through the world?
Apr
18
reviewed Close Why did the jews leave Israel and spread out through the world?