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Jan
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comment Was there a single ancient religion that all others sprang from?
Buddhism grew out of Hinduism, and as such there is significant overlap
Jan
21
comment Is the USA Congress explicitly patterned after the British Parliament?
Re: Direct election to the upper house. The Senate was much closer to the House of Lords originally, in that state legislatures- not ordinary citizens, selected senators. In the 1900s, however, the 17th amendment changed tat, making them directly elected. (and killing federalism in the process, but I digress)
Jan
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answered What are the reasons of the ethnical fragmentation of the Caucasus?
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Dec
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accepted How does Nigeria stay together?
Dec
20
comment How does Nigeria stay together?
As Yannis correctly points out, Nigeria has had much more instability and civil war than the United States.
Dec
20
asked How does Nigeria stay together?
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May
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comment Where were the Mormons going?
We have a pretty good Mormon following on Christianity.Se. (I'm not one, but we all stick together.). If you don't get a great answer here, you may want to trying asking there as well.
May
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answered Where were the Mormons going?
Apr
23
comment Does US law permit spending taxpayers' money to support foreign political parties?
@T.E.D. What law prohibits foreign donors from giving to American political campaigns? Indeed, it would run counter to the Buckley decision to make a law to this effect. The right to contribute to a campaign is protected free speech.
Mar
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accepted When and how did the USA and the UK become allies?
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asked When and how did the USA and the UK become allies?
Feb
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comment When did the American War of 1812 actually end?
The Americans also surely realized that as the Napoleonic War was winding down, the British would be able to spare capacity to focus on the Americas, something the fledgling country would have been ill-equipped to handle. In both the Revolution and the War of 1812, we outlasted the British - we didn't really "defeat" them.