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Jul
31
comment Why did modern “Romania” remain the most “Roman” part of the Balkans?
I've been told (but I I can't back it up) that the lexicon in the Romanian language shows its origins to be much further to the south-west, i.e. it originated as a form of Arumanian, which is still being spoken in Greece and elsewhere. Dalmatian only died out in 1898. So Romance languages have generally been slow to die out on the Balkans, it's just that political circumstances have happened to favour Romanian over the last few centuries, while Romance languages in other areas have not been so lucky.
May
27
comment Is Taiwan always a part of People's Republic of China?
True - it's the use of that term that is loaded, not your answer.
May
27
comment Is Taiwan always a part of People's Republic of China?
Why not: "Well, the short answer is yes, unless you want to go further back than 1683." I'd prefer a more neutral formulation here.
May
24
comment Were the living standards in Medieval Europe a lot worse than in the Muslim world?
Cities certainly don't offer a high standard of living for everybody.
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answered Were the living standards in Medieval Europe a lot worse than in the Muslim world?
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