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Jul
23
comment Why didn't Native (North) Americans ever advance their civilization?
Do you know the Mississippian culture?
Jul
5
comment Which is the Historical Khorasan
The German Wikipedia has a nice map in his article to Khorasan.
May
17
comment Is it correct to refer the Victorian Era outside of the UK?
In Germany it is a common expression, see e.g. Wikipedia. A similar expression could be Wilhelminische Ära or Wilhelminismus = Wilhelminism.
Mar
12
comment What is a knight of the windmill?
I would expect a reference to Don Quixote.
Nov
10
comment When was first security screen door instaled in Seoul metro
I added the Korea, transportation and technology tags. Which tags are you missing?
Nov
6
comment Why did modern “Romania” remain the most “Roman” part of the Balkans?
See also history.stackexchange.com/questions/9181/…
Nov
3
comment What is a “Schwedenschanze” on an 1830's map of Eastern Bavaria?
@RickyDemer I corrected the typo. But I think it is still a bad/wrong English ;)
Nov
3
comment What is a “Schwedenschanze” on an 1830's map of Eastern Bavaria?
@LennartRegebro I think you are right. I compared it with Openstreetmap.org. There you have some houses called Duniwang - the same as in the original card.
Nov
3
comment What is a “Schwedenschanze” on an 1830's map of Eastern Bavaria?
@PieterGeerkens Just to be a bit more concrete: There are more barrier lakes along the river Isar. One is the Stausee Altheim.
Nov
2
comment What was the significance of the Mississipi River on the Civil War and Westward Expansion?
You may take also a look to the Yangtze River: Along with the Yellow River, the Yangtze is the most important river in the history, culture and economy of China.
Nov
2
comment What advantage did Napoleon gain by attacking and antagonizing the Catholic Church?
It wasn't only the Vatican, but the Papal States - and that was the complete center of Italy.
Sep
4
comment Are Western European countries more ethnically heterogenous than 100 years ago?
Can you give some more information what you mean with our society. I think the answer of your question depends a lot from the region and what an ethnos is.
Jul
19
comment How did the French take the Republican Calendar?
See also history.stackexchange.com/questions/674/… There were also 'Quintidis' as half free days.
Jul
14
comment What became of the French Revolutionary Religion and Calendar?
The [Metric system}(en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Introduction_to_the_metric_system) itself is a still persisting result of French Revolution. SO not all innovations were unsuccessful.
Jun
24
comment Bow shape of WW1 warships
Sounds reasonable. [Wikipedia}(en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ram_bow#Steam_rams) describes similar reasons.
Feb
16
comment Is the steel pan the only acoustic musical instrument to be invented in the 20th century and used widely around the world?
What's your definition of acoustic instrument? E.g. Hammond organs contain also mechanical parts to create the sound.
Feb
11
comment Was the death toll in the atomic bombing of Japanese territory greater than was expected by the US?
I have no source, but I remember a comment, that there were more victims then expected. The reason was not an underestimated explosion, but the US expected a lot of the later victims in shelters. Either there was no alert or the alert was ignored by the people.
Jan
4
comment Historical examples of significant no man's lands between states in perpetual conflict
In scifi.stackexchange.com I would post the neutral zone in Star Trek ;)
Jan
4
comment Historical examples of significant no man's lands between states in perpetual conflict
Something like Saudi–Kuwaiti neutral zone? But there was no conflict (at least I didn't detect one)
Dec
28
comment Did Roman military require uniform weapons?
see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_military_personal_equipment