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Feb
9
comment When and where was salt as valuable as gold?
Why salt cannot be just taken from sea water by evaporating it?
Feb
9
accepted What are the reasons why the capital of Turkey is Ankara rather than Istanbul?
Feb
8
asked What are the reasons why the capital of Turkey is Ankara rather than Istanbul?
Feb
4
revised What is the oldest regulation in the world regarding a head of state?
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Feb
3
revised What is the oldest regulation in the world regarding a head of state?
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Feb
3
answered What is the oldest regulation in the world regarding a head of state?
Jan
30
revised Why did the US drop nuclear bombs on a weakened Japan?
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Jan
30
comment Why Napoleon was not executed or imprisoned?
I very much doubt that "execution of aristocracy" was somehow prohibited at the time especially given the grave crimes.
Jan
27
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
25
comment What were the thoughts of the Celts, Romans and other ancient European people about the standing stones which survive from prehistoric times?
They mostly would rely on the local legends I think.
Jan
23
comment Why Nazism selected Hindu Symbol Swastika as their symbol?
Proof that Swastika belongs to "Proto-Indo-European belief system"? -1
Jan
22
comment How compare the rights and conditions of the American slaves to those of Russian serfs?
@jwenting formally they were not owned at all, what was owned is land, with people "attached" to it.
Jan
22
comment How compare the rights and conditions of the American slaves to those of Russian serfs?
According to Marx the difference is in that slaves do not possess property while serfs do.
Jan
19
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
14
comment What percentage of Jews were in “finance” (money-lenders) throughout Middle Ages?
50% is totally impossible. -1.
Jan
6
revised What do I need to know about Syria's history to understand the 2011-2012 uprising?
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Jan
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Jan
2
comment Why does Europe have so few skyscrapers compared to East Asia?
Asia has stronger pro-capitalist bias than the US? Are u joking?
Jan
1
comment Did it make sense for the Roman Empire to build a great wall?
They actually had a wall in central Europe, with watchtowers, checkpoints and the like. But it was of wood rather than of stone. This is because France and Germany had a lot of forests but little stone available. Good question, I vote to reopen.
Jan
1
answered Why has there only been one dynasty in the history of Japan?