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comment Why are there so many temples in Chichen Itza?
11 is not a high number by any standards.
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comment What Happened to Hacker Culture After 1970?
I wonder if you can call it "culture" in the same way you can refer to rock, or hippy culture. The biggest thing that happened to 'hacker culture' is that corporations took over. Many Hackers became CEOs of big multinational software corporations, and also the mode of programming shifted from individual effort to pipelines and sections, OOP etc. But Individual contribution is still alive in the Open SOurce community.
Oct
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comment Why did the assasination of Franz Ferdinand trigger WW1?
Why is the wiki not good enough? "His assassination in Sarajevo precipitated Austria-Hungary's declaration of war against Serbia. This caused the Central Powers (including Germany and Austria-Hungary) and the Allies of World War I (countries allied with Serbia or Serbia's allies) to declare war on each other, starting World War I." And the "whole world" got involved in course of time. Everyone certainly did not jump in together. Isn't this sort of well documented?
Oct
17
comment Why did gold become popular and valuable back when it had not many real world uses?
I think silver too was very valuable, and the difficulty of extraction/production dictated value.
Oct
17
comment Terrorism in 2011
Is 2011 really suitable for H:SE?
Oct
16
comment Why was there no solution found to Soviet famines and near-famines?
India has successfully sent a mission to Mars. Yet one 136 kms from where I sit (yards away from the Indian Space Research Organization HQ) lies Anatapur district with low rainfall and extremely poor crop production. Not much that the govt. has been able to do about this. Sure technological advances improve living conditions- but a direct correlation between actual achievements in technology and food production may be taking it too far.
Oct
16
comment Why was there no solution found to Soviet famines and near-famines?
Nuclear capability and food production are definitely not linked. Its easier to build bombs than control weather, water availability, etc. India is a prime example. Having said that, let's also keep in mind that famines are often the result of distribution issues rather than production. Since the Bengal famine in 1943, India has had bad production years, but not really famines. Food was procured from other parts of the country or were imported, and then distributed.
Oct
16
comment False notions regarding the Catholic Church in the Medieval Ages
Your question is very wide because possibly a homogeneous attitude of the church throughout (Europe) in the Medieval times did not exist. Certainly it could have existed in parts. You should possibly modify your question to ask what instances of such suppression can be found.
Oct
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Oct
15
comment Judicial review
This does not seem to be a history question.
Oct
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Sep
22
comment Which city has been captured most frequently?
Jerusalem? I hear it's been bloody there.
Sep
22
comment How many Britons lived in India during the British Raj (1858 - 1947)?
In other words, out of 100 people in this census, 50 may be new people, or 40, or 20. We don't know.
Sep
22
comment How many Britons lived in India during the British Raj (1858 - 1947)?
This cannot be said. In each census the same person or different persons may have been counted. How can we know the difference if let's say element X representing a count of 1 in the set of British Subjects, is the same person Mr.a in both the census or a different person?
Sep
22
comment How many Britons lived in India during the British Raj (1858 - 1947)?
Could you clarify "total"? These I understand are total. The reference to population in Burma- do you want to deduct that as well?
Sep
20
comment Why sabres replaced swords after middle age
What's your reference for making the statement that sabres replaced swords?
Sep
20
comment How many Britons lived in India during the British Raj (1858 - 1947)?
Ok found that now that you mentioned the page. I was looking specifically at the India section much later. Thanks.
Sep
20
comment How many Britons lived in India during the British Raj (1858 - 1947)?
This referred document does not have enough on India. The Area of British India is 933722 square miles and the population 135634244 by estimate, not including the PROTECTED or TRIBUTARY STATES with an area of 629225 square miles and 51542930 inhabitants. And that's it.
Sep
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revised How many Britons lived in India during the British Raj (1858 - 1947)?
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