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Jun
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comment How did Greece go from a country of intellectuals to failure?
This question is imprecise, judgmental and far too broad. If you're seriously interested, you might read Fukayama's Political Order and Decay, but the question reads like a solicitation for political discussion rather than a serious question about history.
Jun
30
reviewed Close Good books on al-Andalus (Iberic Peninsula) history?
Jun
30
comment Good books on al-Andalus (Iberic Peninsula) history?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because requests for references are out of scope for H:SE. See discussion on Meta.history.stackexchange.com
Jun
29
comment Is Yam also known as Nubia?
Source? Where did this come from?
Jun
29
comment Good books on al-Andalus (Iberic Peninsula) history?
Requests for reference are out of scope, unless they are requests for canonical resources. Are there canonical references on Linguistic or musical evolution?
Jun
29
reviewed No Action Needed Did Sun Tzu's “Art of War” influence Napoleon's philosophy of war and strategy?
Jun
29
revised Did Sun Tzu's “Art of War” influence Napoleon's philosophy of war and strategy?
wikified and attributed reference; makes it slightly easier to read.
Jun
29
comment Why and how were east Brandenburg, Pomerania and Silesia taken away from Germany after WW2?
I think that it is inappropriate to make jocular references to the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Not everyone is aware that the book is offensive, nor that it has been used to justify reprehensible behavior.
Jun
29
comment Why and how were east Brandenburg, Pomerania and Silesia taken away from Germany after WW2?
Please provide references/citations when you accuse people of criminal behavior (ethnic cleansing). This is just a block of opinion.
Jun
29
comment American Indian culture
@Charlene, if your teacher assigned you a big packet on American Indian history, then I think that teacher ought to go do the research. No legitimate instructor should refer to "American Indian culture".
Jun
29
reviewed Approve Why and how were east Brandenburg, Pomerania and Silesia taken away from Germany after WW2?
Jun
29
comment Why was Germany unified in Versailles not Berlin?
Years since I researched this, but my recollection is that Kaiser WIlhelm was proclaimed Emperor of the Germans after he won enough victories. He happened to be in France at the time, after concluding the conquest of Elsass-Luringen. The ceremony wasn't to honor the Prussian King; the ceremony was to recognize that he had completed his goal of becoming Emperor of the Germans; the only thing required for that is the Emperor of the Germans.
Jun
29
comment American Indian culture
@CGCampbell It would be misleading to say "they had buffalo", because the Northeast and Northwest and Southeast never saw buffalo. I'm not current on the accuracy of "plenty of food", but the last time I studied the topic, we believed that the population was constrained by food supply (& technology). One can speak of "European" culture and discuss similarities between Lithuanians and Portuguese, Turks and Scots, but I think it is misleading.
Jun
28
comment American Indian culture
There is no unified American Indian Culture. There are hundreds of different American Indian Nations, each with their own culture; each culture will also change over time? Are you talking today? 1700? 1400? Southwest? Northeasts? Plains? Woodlands? Swamps? Agricultural? hunter gatherer? If you want to ace the school project, I'd start with one culture - for example the Cahokia
Jun
28
reviewed Approve American Indian culture
Jun
28
comment Why was the the sack of cities acceptable?
I'm not sure that the question has any meaning. Why is any custom or norm acceptable? Different people and different times have different cultures; each culture finds its own customs acceptable, and finds the customs of other cultures alien. Sacking & pillage was normal through most of human history.
Jun
28
comment What were the efforts made by the U.S. government to conserve forests?
I don't understand the relationship between world wars and forest conservation.
Jun
28
reviewed Leave Open Why do more historians state Rome was a superpower, than Persia?
Jun
28
revised What were the efforts made by the U.S. government to conserve forests?
Title is now a question; capitalize proper nouns
Jun
27
reviewed Approve Why did Saladin show kindness to Richard I?