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Mar
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revised Why does Romanian culture have Latin influences?
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Mar
29
revised Was construction work involving hydraulic cements in ancient Rome restricted to the summer season?
The original question was in present tense, but referenced ancient Rome. I was confused.
Mar
29
revised How many people did Al Capone cause to die?
Clarified based on OP's comment below.
Mar
29
comment How many people did Al Capone cause to die?
It seems to me that the answer is going to have to be an estimate. Given that records of either of the activities would have been very likely to lead to a death sentence, I doubt that records were created or kept, I'm skeptical that we have records of the deaths he ordered, and very skeptical that we can identify which gang wars he started. Are gang wars discrete events that are susceptible to observation and study?
Mar
29
reviewed Reviewed Why does Romanian culture have Latin influences?
Mar
29
comment Why does Romanian culture have Latin influences?
I'm not sure that we can answer why you have the impression that Romanian is more Latin. Is there any way that we can translate that impression to some evidence that the rest of us can work with?
Mar
28
reviewed Leave Open Why did Russian Federation declare independence from Soviet Union?
Mar
28
revised Why did Russian Federation declare independence from Soviet Union?
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Mar
28
reviewed Edit and Reopen How many words were written before Gutenberg
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28
revised How many words were written before Gutenberg
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Mar
27
reviewed No Action Needed Exact date of Aquitania uprising over Charlemagne?
Mar
27
revised How much did Israel pay the Libyan Flight 114 shootdown victims?
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Mar
27
revised Who was Balavignus?
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Mar
27
reviewed No Action Needed How many words were written before Gutenberg
Mar
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reviewed Leave Open How many words were written before Gutenberg
Mar
26
revised Are there any known instances of sub-Saharan African democracy before European colonialism?
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Mar
26
comment Are there any known instances of sub-Saharan African democracy before European colonialism?
You might consider the Carthaginians - they are variously described as oligarchs. Fukayama suggests that once society crosses a certain size, participatory democracy is no longer viable and social organization must rely on autocracy. So a "democratic kingdom" is unlikely (you're going to have variations of oligarchies), but I think that the participatory consensus persists today in small scale organizations from street gangs to PTA's.
Mar
26
comment Are the Dacians and the Getae the same people?
This answer would be improved by sources.
Mar
26
revised Are the Dacians and the Getae the same people?
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Mar
26
comment Are there any known instances of sub-Saharan African democracy before European colonialism?
Most pre-agricultural societies are governed by participatory mechanisms. I see no reason why Africa would be unique in this regard. Perhaps you can clarify what you mean by "primitive or tribal democracy"? Link to a definition or cite your research?