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Nov
16
comment Why did France put so many resources into fighting Algeria in comparison to its other former colonial holdings?
No need any longer, there is the question in meantime: history.stackexchange.com/questions/26403/…
Nov
16
comment Why did France put so many resources into fighting Algeria in comparison to its other former colonial holdings?
@user69715 You could make a new question and reference to this question. Some informations may be in en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Algeria
Nov
1
comment Which historical figure is attributed with the most death of his people?
And during the Great Chinese Famine died 15- 40 millions people - It really depends on a detailed definition what you are looking for.
Oct
31
comment Is there a citable reference of druids using curved swords?
I think Asterix is no citable reference :)
Sep
29
comment What were birthdays like in Medieval times?
I have no source, so it's only a comment: The birthday was not so important, most people even didn't know the day. The saint's day was more important.
Sep
4
comment What was the difference in taxation amounts before and after the American Revolution?
@stiemannkj1: I know that my comment is not an answer - that's why I made a comment.
Sep
4
comment What was the difference in taxation amounts before and after the American Revolution?
Wasn't the slogan No taxation without represenation? So was the height itself the problem?
Jul
20
comment What was the most northern region/city in the Roman Empire that spoke Greek as the native language?
Outside the balkans there was also a Greco-Bactrian Kingdom Looking at the map it seems to most northern areas seems to reach the northern black sea.
Jun
7
comment Why was there a perceived high rate of AIDS infection among Haitians?
Perhaps you find your answer at news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/10/071029-aids-haiti.html or en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HIV/AIDS_in_Haitia
Apr
18
comment Employment statistics in Germany since mid-19th century
The Statistische Bundesamt starts its statistics 1950.
Apr
18
comment Employment statistics in Germany since mid-19th century
Do you mean the percentage of people with a job or how many people worked in what jobs?
Apr
7
comment What did Central America export in the early 20th century other than coffee and bananas?
Latex? See also Panama Rubber Tree and Rubber planting in Mexico and Central America
Mar
28
comment When was the first form of footwear invented?
You can start your research 5500 years ago or 10000 years for sandals
Mar
6
comment Why was a convicted Nazi war criminal buried with military honours?
The German Wikipedia reports about his (inofficial) work as a consultant for the Bundeswehr. Perhaps this is one of the reasons - not his work during WWII, but his work after the war.
Jan
5
comment Was the site of Rome and Constantinople chosen for featuring “seven hills”?
The other way round: Bamberg is a town on seven hills and calls himselfs the (Franconian Rome)
Dec
14
comment Was literacy ever used as a tool to oppress the population by higher social classes?
Perhaps the Chinese Mandarin? There task was administration, so they report written commands and control if everybody follows the commands.
Nov
29
comment Why did the Italians (and to some extent Jewish & Irish) dominate organized crime in the US in the 20th century?
Maybe it is interesting to compare it to the Chinese in California (remember the triad
Nov
13
comment In a Nazi concentration, labor, or death camp, what was a “'sale' Appel”?
Are the testimonies German? Before reading your question I translated it as those roll call. This sale would be a south west German dialect. selli in Alemannic German, jene in German, those in English. I looked for some Yiddish dictionary to find a similar entry, but was not successful until now.
Oct
15
comment What language(s) were spoken within the Holy Roman Empire?
Another language candidate: The Burgundian Language
Sep
30
comment Has there been any evidence of Denisovan DNA outside of the Denisova Caves?
nature.com/nature/journal/v512/n7513/full/nature13408.html