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Apr
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comment When and why did single deity religions become more popular than multi deity religions?
It's worth noting that Christianity insists it is a monotheistic religion by having one God manifest in three persons, but the distinction from a scholarly point of view is certainly debatable.
Mar
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comment What is the earliest reference to “space aliens”?
@twosheds I'm sure they'll be saying the same thing about War of the Worlds in a few hundred years.
Feb
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comment Is there any documented criticism of the brutality of the Colosseum from citizens at the time?
"Some conquered peoples living under Rome took less joy in the games" - that's because the games are more enjoyable from the stands than on the stage...
Feb
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comment Is there any documented criticism of the brutality of the Colosseum from citizens at the time?
Those Pompeians would have loved PETA. Dead humans are someone else's problem - but dead animals? Noooooo!!!
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Nov
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comment How is the oldest bank in Mongolia only 24 years old?
So no pre-communist commercial banks survived the communist takeover? They all must have been absorbed into the Bank of Mongolia then?
Nov
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asked How is the oldest bank in Mongolia only 24 years old?
Nov
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comment Did JFK really say “Hitler is one of the greatest men…one of the most significant figures that ever lived”?
It's worth noting that it has been a few decades and he's still trying to live down the whole "most evil name in recent history" thing.
Oct
20
comment How far were women able to advance in the Gestapo?
@RodolfoDias Don't forget that people like stories about the people who weren't run of the mill. They love the improbable, and have a willing suspension of reality when it comes to accepting that things that probably wouldn't have actually happened DO happen in your story.
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Mar
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comment Why does the United States keep using “old” date representations and imperial system, while being in the minority?
If you really want to capture the essence of why the United States does things different than the rest of the world, you may need to verse yourself with American history in general. There has always been a belief that the US is a special, ordained nation that deserves to be different if it wants. It's known as American Exceptionalism.
Oct
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comment Why was France granted an equal status among victors of World War II?
@Anixx The map is broken.
Jan
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comment Has a state ever “attacked” another one by printing fake money?
@Jake this is history we're talking about here. There are no unbiased sources.
Nov
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comment How was Israel able to build a powerful military within days of the formation of the state?
@WladimirPalant No part of the world has seen constant conflict in the same way the middle east has, and much of the conflict has been centered around Jerusalem. The first walls were erected in the 17th century BC (hence my comment about being closer to 1948BC than 1948AD) and walls are not erected just for show. The history between the Jewish tribes and surrounding Arab states (depending on your definition of Arab) has been violent for thousands of years.