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Apr
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comment Could Columbus have suspected the New World lay on his path to India?
In order to make it possible, one of three things would have to happen. Columbus being a time traveler, having close encounter with representatives of some alien form of life or having a vision from God himself. This way either the reliable sources on that matter 1) weren't written yet, as the case will start in the future, 2) are kept in some kind of Galactic Library, written in the language most probably not available for us 3) need to be taken at faith, or are kept in Vatican, which would be the easiest, especially that there's an American resident recently.
Apr
17
reviewed Approve When did retailers stop wrapping purchases in paper and twine?
Apr
15
reviewed Reviewed What is the source of this quote about Demosthenes by Philip II of Macedon?
Apr
15
comment What is the source of this quote about Demosthenes by Philip II of Macedon?
Welcome to History Stack Exchange, feel free to read our FAQ and update your profile. Unfortunately I'm unable to provide the answer, but it's an interesting question.
Apr
15
comment Have historians envisioned how World II would have developed without Churchill as Prime Minister of Britain?
Hmm, comparing "if we fail" with the context of the question ("without Churchill as Prime Minister"), I find here only a suggestion that Britain would lose the war without him. It would be all OK if it was stated by Churchill himself, but it wasn't, it's basically your opinion. This leads to a question if we should count it as being made by a recognized historian. :)
Apr
14
comment Most fought over piece of land?
Hmm I don't find any particular area of Polish (or ex-Polish) land which would be worth to mention as an answer. There were always times of war and peace.
Apr
12
comment Why are the Portuguese so obsessed with salted codfish?
Thanks for the recommendation, I'm writing a story set in the medieval times with salt being a highly important prop and I may found there something interesting for me.
Apr
12
comment What civilisation used wolf pelts for their archers armour?
Welcome to our website. Please take a look at our FAQ and than try to change your question a bit, e.g. in this style: history.stackexchange.com/questions/1642/… as it's a nice example of a similar thing.
Apr
10
revised Why were the Prague Spring leaders treated more leniently than Nagy and his colleagues?
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Apr
10
revised When Louis I of Hungary died in 1382, why did Polish lords choose Jedwiga instead of Mary as the monarch?
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Apr
10
revised When Louis I of Hungary died in 1382, why did Polish lords choose Jedwiga instead of Mary as the monarch?
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Apr
10
comment Continent-wide common languages in human history
While the answer is fine itself, I wonder how this definition treats Australian Continent, with it's 30-40 millions of population.
Apr
8
comment Why didn't Ronald Reagan become Republican candidate for the President of the USA in 1976?
+1 Very interesting, thanks! All the mathematic of American elections are so far from European systems, that I would never figure it out, the same with "Eastern Establishment" which I wasn't aware of. While I'm already digging through the related articles, adding some sources / links would greatly improve the answer.
Apr
8
revised Why didn't Ronald Reagan become Republican candidate for the President of the USA in 1976?
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Apr
8
revised Why didn't Ronald Reagan become Republican candidate for the President of the USA in 1976?
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Apr
8
revised Why didn't Ronald Reagan become Republican candidate for the President of the USA in 1976?
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Apr
8
asked Why didn't Ronald Reagan become Republican candidate for the President of the USA in 1976?
Apr
8
comment Who is the person sitting to the left of corporal Hitler?
Let me know please, if you actually find any relation between them. :)
Apr
8
revised Who is the person sitting to the left of corporal Hitler?
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Apr
8
comment Who was the first woman ruler?
He (James) died around 80 years ago. She (Hatshepsut) died around 3600 years ago. I refer to the fact that his researches were done around a century ago. And during the 20th century there was such a civilization jump, that we can now have completely different view on the subject.