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reviewed Leave Open Did Catherine Howard use some form of birth control?
Aug
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reviewed Leave Open Did the Romans ever deploy troops to, or try to conquer, Ireland?
Aug
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reviewed Reviewed Why did the United States enter World War I?
Aug
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reviewed Leave Open What is known about how many Ulfberht swords exist?
Aug
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reviewed Approve Is there any support within the scholarly community for Cyrus Gordon's “Common Background of Greek and Hebrew Civilizations”?
Aug
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revised When did people first try to limit which weapons could be used in war?
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reviewed Leave Open Are there examples of well known medieval battles with very little archaeological evidence?
Aug
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reviewed Reviewed What is the term for a person who surveys the land and relays messages from a noble to his governed village?
Aug
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comment Why didn't the senate of Carthage reinforce Hannibal in Italy?
Oligarchies and plutocracies have trouble maintaining a consistent foreign policy in the absence of strong structural institutions. One such institution that normally stabilizes foreign policy is a standing army, particularly a professional army; Carthage didn't have a standing army, they had mercenaries. You're looking for trees in a forest.
Aug
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reviewed Approve Why didn't Imperial Japan attack the Soviet Union during World War 2?
Aug
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comment What type of people were most likely to be suspected of witchcraft in Salem?
Mr. Wenting's point is valid - friends of mine have done the research. I wish that I could support Mr. Wenting with citations, but I've only discussed the research, not read the sources. Note also that accusations of witchcraft in England derive from different motivations (I think Keith Thomas is the best source) and I believe that accusations of witchcraft in continental Europe follow a different pattern. Whited's law applies ("It isn't that simple...")
Aug
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reviewed Leave Open Who said, “Watch your thoughts, they become your words”?
Aug
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revised What was lost when the British burned the White House in 1814?
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revised Why didn't the senate of Carthage reinforce Hannibal in Italy?
Minor corrections to English language useage.
Aug
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comment “Save for the wild force of Nature, nothing moves in this world that is not Greek in its origin.”
This question has been nominated for re-opening; I'd like some information before I cast my vote for or against the re-opening. What has changed? THe question doesn't look like it has been edited. Is there an argument about whether this is a history question or a question about other social sciences? I just want to cast an educated vote.
Aug
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reviewed No Action Needed Why were China and India able to peacefully co-exist for so long?
Aug
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reviewed Leave Open What was the contemporary popular opinion of the Anglo-Irish Treaty?
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comment What was the contemporary popular opinion of the Anglo-Irish Treaty?
I think this could be edited to emphasize the question and to appear less argumentative. On the other hand, I recognize, appreciate and commend the effort to provide context & research; I just wish it conveyed more inquiry and less persuasion.
Aug
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revised What is the earliest written date?
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comment What is the earliest written date?
But that wouldn't answer OP's request for a date recorded in the Gregorian calendar - that date is recorded in AUC, which was the contemporary custom.