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Apr
2
comment Did any of the US States ever attempt to secede, aside from American Civil War times?
Up until Texas v White in 1869 secession was not explicitly unconstitutional, and that ruling forbids unilateral secession. Presumably a state could still legally secede with the consent of the union, and to that end a lot of modern movements present themselves as petitions to the federal government to consider secession.
Jan
17
awarded  Nice Question
Oct
11
awarded  Yearling
May
29
asked What was the first known war in history?
May
29
comment What are the factors that caused the new world civilizations to be less technologically advanced than the old world?
Related: history.stackexchange.com/questions/1000/…
May
22
awarded  Enlightened
May
22
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
1
comment Why aren't the Americas named after Christopher Columbus
I read a very interesting article, published around Columbus Day I think, about why the name America was used on the first popular map of the New World and how it stuck as a result. I can't seem to find it now though.
Dec
19
comment To what extent did Native American cultures develop metalworking for tools and weapons?
@DVK I've rewritten the question to be more specific. And I don't happen to have a copy of the book you mention.
Dec
19
revised To what extent did Native American cultures develop metalworking for tools and weapons?
rewrote question to be more specific to what I'm looking for
Dec
19
comment To what extent did Native American cultures develop metalworking for tools and weapons?
I'm thinking specifically of copper/bronze and iron for tools and weapons. I'm aware that some cultures used precious metals.
Dec
18
asked To what extent did Native American cultures develop metalworking for tools and weapons?
Dec
14
comment Why and when did agriculture lose its prestige?
That's a great answer, but do you have any references?
Dec
12
revised What did the Romans do for Judea?
fixed formatting and grammar
Dec
12
awarded  Commentator
Dec
12
comment What did the Romans do for Judea?
@Jim Thio, for future reference there is a formatting guide next to the question field.
Dec
12
suggested suggested edit on What did the Romans do for Judea?
Nov
4
comment Which came first: polytheism or monotheism?
My years of playing Civilization tell me that Polytheism comes first.
Nov
2
awarded  Quorum
Nov
2
revised What is the most widely accepted theory on the ancient “Sea Peoples”?
grammatically correct title