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comment When was Jerusalem destroyed by the Babylonians?
You are ascribing a quote to the Jehovah's Witnesses; could you attribute that quote?
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comment How Widespread Was Dueling In The United States from its formation to 1860?
AFAIK, "Duel" is intrinsically an upper class activity; lower class people may have settled conflict through martial activity, but the concept of a duel is high class. The wikipedia entry on duel is instructive. Also dueling was illegal fairly early (the Burr Hamilton duel was illegal), so records may be incomplete.
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comment Why were Sri Lanka and Myanmar separated from India under the British Empire?
You've answered the details, but not the question. The question was closed; there is a request to re-open the question. What has changed? Why? I don't oppose re-opening, I just want to understand why it should be re-opened.
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comment Why were Sri Lanka and Myanmar separated from India under the British Empire?
Is there a reason why this question should be re-opened? Is there a part of the question that is not answered by the wikipedia entry?
Jul
31
comment In Europe, why were hereditary dynasties were more prevalent in the medieval world than in the ancient world?
This should be closed as too broad - you're addressing literally millenia of history. You should research the Crisis of the Third Century, plus a host of other topics.
Jul
31
comment What disruptions were brought about by Islam that the Arabians saw so many victories?
I admire the documentation. I suspect that you'll find that the answer has a lot to do with "deep rooted civilizations" and the corruption and hypocrisy within such civilizations as opposed to a new, vital religion that provides a ideology that is perceived to be coherent, fair and that is well suited to mobilizing large numbers of military members.
Jul
31
comment What was the fertility rate in Ancient Rome and how did this number evolve over time?
The last paragraph veers off towards ancient aliens/grassy knoll/freemashat. ons/rosicrucians/trilateral commission/lone gunman/history channel danger zones.
Jul
30
comment Did Buddha live in a Republic?
wikipedia discusses the shakya government.
Jul
29
comment Was it possible for Gorbachev to save the country in the 1980s?
The is speculative; answers will be either opinion based or book length. Fukyuama's Political order and decay is a partial book length answer (which can be summarized as "China's institutions and culture were more effective at preserving legitimacy through a change in ideology".
Jul
29
comment What's the relationship between Solomon's Temple and Christians?
Although there are trivial historical elements, the relationship between Judaism and Christianity can be understood through religious techniques more than through historical analysis. Historically Christianity emerges from Judaism and consequently the Christian tradition inherits the Jewish tradition. You may also wish to consider the mythology of the Freemasons in your study of the question.
Jul
28
comment Does what Macaulay said or not said matter?
I'm not clear what you're asking here. Does the veracity of Macaulay's quote matter? to whom? This seems to be the middle paragraph of an argument on a topic that you haven't quite clearly defined. I suspect the question will be closed unless you can clarify what you want to know.
Jul
27
comment What do you call?
Concur that this is not a history question. Person might be an archaeologist, might be a tourist, might be any of a dozen other terms. The answer to the question will not be found through historical methods
Jul
27
comment Could a ruler demand a homage from an independent prince?
A ruler can demand anything he wants. The key point of absolute monarchy is that there is no limit on the ruler's ability to demand or decree other than the ability to enforce. The Prince of Monaco can demand homage from the President of the United Stated, and he can demand that the value of PI be set to 7.
Jul
27
comment Which came first, the shield or the sword?
I vote to re-open in deference to @RISwampYankee, but I suspect the answer is co-evolution.
Jul
27
comment Could a ruler demand a homage from an independent prince?
Thorny question. The British History Podcasts has many examples of this prince paying homage to that prince. Whether the prince remains independent is probably a matter of opinion. And of course in theory almost all European rulers pay a form of "eyewash homage" to the Pope and some to the HRE. Ultimately I think this is opinion based. I suspect that there are many cases where "homage" and "independence" are like the Roman legions beating the sea into submission; more PR than fact.
Jul
26
comment US detente with Cuba: could one reason for it be the development of a sphere of criminality (drug cartels) outside of the Cuban regimes control?
Editing is normal here, please don't get upset. Questions about hypotheticals with no evidence however are not normal. This question involves too many ambiguities; I believe it is ultimately opinion based, which are out of topic as per How to Ask
Jul
24
comment What was the opportunity cost to bombing the rail lines to Auschwitz?
I find the notion that the Army bombed only military targets suspicious. Rail lines are military targets, and the same ranters blame us for the firebombing of Dresden. In total war there isn't a clear cut line between military targets and other targets. I suspect there is more to the story (I'm not challenging you, I just think that this may be an example of Whited's Law ("It's not quite that simple"))
Jul
23
comment How common is “decades ahead of his time” in real history?
Since there is no way to objectively classify whether someone fits this definition or not, I have to vote to close as opinion based.
Jul
23
comment How long did belief in the Egyptian sun god Ra last?
Thank you for an answer to the question, citing research and avoiding argument.
Jul
22
comment Are there any good examples in earth history of two religions co-existing?
Sources would improve this answer