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asked Why were Greek philosophy and sciences taken up by medieval Muslim civilizations, but not contemporary Western Europe?
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comment How did Turkey achieve such a quick military rebound after World War I?
@PieterGeerkens Germany lost them in treaties, not in the battlefield, and they had to face the main strength of all the major Entente power in the West (US, France, British Empire and its colonies). Turkey lost its Middle Eastern territories in battle, and not against the main strength of the Entente.
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comment How did Turkey achieve such a quick military rebound after World War I?
@Semaphore The Greek military was almost the same size as Turkey's, and combined with the other Allies that fought Turkey alongside Greece they more than outnumbered the Turks. Also, in the First Balkan War Turkey lost against a coalition of "small" Balkan states.
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comment How did Turkey achieve such a quick military rebound after World War I?
@DeerHunter Gallipolli was probably an exception, it was a defence campaign against an amphibious landing and some say the Allies were plagued with poor planning too. The Ottomans were repeatedly defeated in other campaigns, especially against the Western Allies
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revised What do “zones of influence” mean, according to the Treaty of Sevres after WWI?
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comment Why did families in 6th century Mecca send their babies to be raised in the desert?
Yes, I know that children learns the basics of a language when they're toddler, I'm a parent. By "basic", it means they learn how to put simple sentence, and use basic words like "yes", "no", "mama", "cat", "sheep", "eat", "pee", "poop" and stuff like that, and I think one's parent is sufficient for tat. It's not like they're learning making speeches, poetry and literature, which might require a special tutor..
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comment Why did families in 6th century Mecca send their babies to be raised in the desert?
If language skill is the main objective, toddler age is not the most effective age to teach childen the finer aspects of language.
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comment Why did families in 6th century Mecca send their babies to be raised in the desert?
+1. Thanks for explaining my mistaken assumption that cities are better, I thought deserts have less water, shelter, and harsher climate. I guess pre-modern urban concentration had worse effect than those things. Is it possible for your answer to expand on that (on why cities are such a bad place for infant mortality)?
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revised What was Muhammad's religion before becoming a Muslim prophet?
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