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May
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reviewed No Action Needed When did husbands & wives start sharing bedrooms?
May
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reviewed Leave Open Which was the earliest book of names for naming babies?
May
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reviewed Reopen What was housing like in early Medieval Scotland?
May
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revised Why weren't Australian Aborigines enslaved?
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May
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reviewed No Action Needed What was the standard pistol used in Yugoslavia during WWII?
May
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reviewed Leave Open What was housing like in early Medieval Scotland?
May
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comment What was housing like in early Medieval Scotland?
prima facia the answer will differ from Norway to Southern Spain and from Scotland to Turkey. The answer will be different in the Swiss Alps than in the Netherlands. The answer will vary with the available materials, soils, and cultures.
May
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comment Were crossbows used by the Japanese?
The site that @Axelrod references is pretty cool; I'm always skeptical of discussion boards, but this seems quite useful. Does anyone have any information about credibility? is Karl Friday a well known scholar?
May
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revised Were crossbows used by the Japanese?
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May
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revised Were crossbows used by the Japanese?
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May
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revised Why was East Asia more religiously tolerant than Europe in medieval time?
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May
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comment Why was East Asia more religiously tolerant than Europe in medieval time?
This is an opinion, which is excellent in the context of a pub discussion, but lacks the scholarship and references that define a really good H:SE answer.
May
18
comment Was the money requested by the French for the XYZ affair really a bribe?
If the French were asking for payment on defaulted loans, then why did they keep it secret? Bribes are paid under the table; loan payments are above the table.
May
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comment Was the money requested by the French for the XYZ affair really a bribe?
Why did I downvote. This fails the preliminary research test. What research have you done to explore the question? Have you checked google or wikipedia for the answer to the questions in paragraph 4? How to Ask says H:SE should supplement wikipedia, not replace it.
May
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reviewed Leave Closed Why Columbus and others searched for India?
May
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reviewed Close Why has racism decreased in America since its beginning?
May
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comment Why have some territorial annexations been rejected by the international community?
We've closed the question, but I'm confident that the answer would include as a factor a broad range of stakeholders who support or don't care about the annexation; that will never exist for Israel. Israel's actions are better evaluated through politics than history.
May
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comment Why have some territorial annexations been rejected by the international community?
@Bregalad That assertion would come as a great surprise to the participants of the Congress of Vienna (which adjudicated territorial annexations) or the Treaty of Westphalia, or the history of China and Korea, or MesoAmerica, or the kindgom of Meroe or the Assyrian Empire, or the Romans, or....
May
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comment Why have some territorial annexations been rejected by the international community?
Specific examples have, in the past, generated bad questions; it is difficult to tell when an example question has been answered. I would suggest that you focus on the criteria which cause a specific international community to accept territorial annexations.
May
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comment Why have some territorial annexations been rejected by the international community?
I see two problems. 1) there are too many discussion/politics questions - I suggest you concentrate on the bold question and edit down to the minimum. 2) the conditions change over time. Assyria, Rome, Mesoamerica, historical China, all have different circumstances for accepting annexations. Can you narrow this to something that is less than a PhD scope?