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comment Are modern Greeks related to the ancient Greeks?
@kartshan - With respect to modern Greeks, the most likely path is through Spain - Spanish and the new world Indians interbred, some of their descendants eventually moved to Spain, and their descendants would have bred with others in Mediterranean countries. While the ancient Greek assertion might be harder to demonstrate, it isn't flat out of the question. There is some evidence that Carthaginian and Roman sailors routinely navigated the north Atlantic to the Americas. This is described in certain forms in Plutarch's 'Morals'.
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answered When did the Knights Templar dissolve and why?
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answered Are modern Greeks related to the ancient Greeks?
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revised Based on historical experience what would happen if/when the USA/EU fell?
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answered Based on historical experience what would happen if/when the USA/EU fell?
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comment Is there a link between national debt/trade deficit and starting a war?
Indirectly, it answers the question about whether nations go to war over debt. At least in this combination of circumstances, it seems like a pretty remote probability.
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answered Is there a link between national debt/trade deficit and starting a war?
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answered Did Great Britain benefit economically from the loss of America?
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answered Parable of the broken window and 1929 crisis
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answered What is so special about the location of Mexico City?
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revised Did the Great Society programs ameliorate poverty or exacerbate it?
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comment Why did the attempts to keep Africa colonized after World War II fail?
Once colonized communities are 'disrupted', some form of integration is foreordained - people that would have lived a subsistence lifestyle now want jobs and education and a share of the larger opportunities - and often respect for culture and/or religion. When these are missing the colonized tend to form a resistance, making the administration of the territory more and more problematical.
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comment Why did the attempts to keep Africa colonized after World War II fail?
@FelixGoldberg - I stand corrected. However, the original reasons are still applicable - the economic value of colonies had largely disappeared. What remained were concerns for expatriates or their descendants. If a country like Britain creates a colony in a tribal area such as Africa, over time the locals get exposed to things like technology, the legal system of the colonizing country, the language, and in many cases travel between the colony and the colonizer. Continued....
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comment Did the Great Society programs ameliorate poverty or exacerbate it?
Sometimes I have to stop and compose my thoughts. I will add to this later today.
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comment Why did the attempts to keep Africa colonized after World War II fail?
@Felix Goldberg - Britain was pretty much out of Africa by 1950. What colonies they had remaining were largely in Asia, such as Brunei, Singapore, and Hong Kong. The original idea of colonization was to extract minerals and agricultural products, and sell manufactured goods into controlled markets. After WW II progressively freer trading environments made the control of commodity prices more and more difficult, therefore diminishing any value in outright administrative control. What was left was (as pointed out) the preferences of transplanted populations.
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answered Did the Great Society programs ameliorate poverty or exacerbate it?
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answered Why did the attempts to keep Africa colonized after World War II fail?
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comment What English company founded in the 1200s filed for bankruptcy in the 2000s?
Two hints might be worth pursuing. First is shipbuilding. King John of England started the Royal Navy in the 1200s. The other are various pubs. While these have been around for centuries, many have gone out of business in the last ten or fifteen years due to the changing social and eating habits of people in the UK.