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revised Were there any Fankish/French kings who definitely had no extramarital sexual relations?
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comment Were there any Fankish/French kings who definitely had no extramarital sexual relations?
@twosheds - I actually considered mentioning that scenario in the question as ineligible explicitly, but yes, the assumption is that it's someone who was in a position to have such affairs.
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comment Were there any Fankish/French kings who definitely had no extramarital sexual relations?
@T.E.D. - I'm not all that well read on earlier kings, but for the later ones it seems a slam dunk "no" in that every one of them has tons of sources confirming the mistresses. Sleazy tabloids and celebrity watching didn't seem to originate in 20th century :)
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answered How did the Catholic Pope manage to become more powerful than Kings in old Europe?
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comment Were there any Fankish/French kings who definitely had no extramarital sexual relations?
@T.E.D. - Some sources (ideally, independent ones and not the king's official biographer) stating that the king was faithful to his wife, and nobody ever rumoured about any mistresses?
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comment What is the death toll attributed to US internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII?
Was there an attempt to quantify that risk increase to net mortality vs. percentages? While not direct result, it's still valid data, even if causality is harder to establish.
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comment What is the death toll attributed to US internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII?
@Richard - People who can be realistically assumed to have died because they were interned (killed by guards, or died from reasons cause by the internment like hunger/higher illness/mortality). E.g. take average mortality for a population of that size and demographics in those years, and compare to actual mortality for interned people. I'm pretty sure research on the topic ought to exist
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accepted Were sailing ships of the line understaffed with gunnery crews so that there were not enough for 2 broadsides?
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comment Is it true that Proto-Ukrainians conquered Europe and India?
Also, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kipchaks (same ruling confederation, slightly different tribes and territories). Crymean Tatars probably originated there.
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comment Is it true that Proto-Ukrainians conquered Europe and India?
If you squint hard enough, at least some of this claim is somewhat true: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cumans . Calling them Proto-Ukrainians is a bit of a stretch, IMHO. Ethnically, they were Turcic, not Slavic. That Wiki link has a good map of controlled territory.
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comment How well can cavalry fight infantry?
@PieterGeerkens - Mongols would strongly disagree with you about "fancy"
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