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Aug
18
comment How was beer production affected by the war during WW2?
The men were all fighting, who was to drink beer? :)
Aug
17
comment What historical conditions (culture, technology, events, etc.) contributed to China's current lead in population?
I'm not sure that sanitation, hygiene, and medical culture was the cause at all. According to Geroffry Blainy, in his book A Very Short History Of the World, The black death of 1348 was not unique. It must have struck centuries earlier in Asia or Africa, but it left behind no detailed record of it's casualties." Blainy, though I cannot find it, also mentions a huge Chinese city hit by a plague, and lost much of it's population.
Aug
3
comment Book on history of international trade
Assent Of Money?
Aug
3
comment Why is the Ping Yuen river in Hong Kong called River Ganges?
Very good answer, and very good translation. +1
Aug
3
comment Why is the Ping Yuen river in Hong Kong called River Ganges?
I was unable to find British sources, so I'm going to delete my answer. Sorry I couldn't help.
Jul
27
comment Were the 19th century decades referred to as 40s, 50s back then?
Hang on, anyone have grandparents to ask?
Jul
23
accepted Why did non prosecuted craftsmen go to the new world in the Roanoke era?
Jul
23
asked Why did non prosecuted craftsmen go to the new world in the Roanoke era?
Jul
21
comment How far into the past was significance ascribed to the Golden Ratio?
@Joe, We have many questions like that though. (Many questions in a question)
Jul
19
comment Why did Spain not participate in World War I?
No one goes to war for the heck of it. +1
Jul
19
comment Were there many instances when an “overaged” commander was at odds with a much younger second in command?
@Canageek, we've had several questions like this, such as, history.stackexchange.com/questions/1678/… history.stackexchange.com/questions/2221/….
Jul
18
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Jul
18
comment Early history of prime numbers
Created the tag, hope you like it:)
Jul
18
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Jul
18
comment Why did civilisation/city states never take root in Australia and North America?
It's not exacally the same (so I wont vote to close it), but the answers can be reused. Welcome to Historyoverflow.
Jul
18
comment Why did civilisation/city states never take root in Australia and North America?
Ever read guns, germs, and steel? They try to explain it, but they put little focus on shipping, we have a question like this already, here: history.stackexchange.com/questions/94/…
Jul
18
comment What made Alexander great?
So the Romans wouldn't have been as great if they didn't have the Greeks to defeat.
Jul
16
answered What made Alexander great?
Jul
16
comment What made Alexander great?
He wouldn't have. When Perseus of Macedon fought the Roman army, the Macedonians found it hard to keep the line strait and their ranks unbroken, so once there was a gap, the Romans would rush in and massacre the people left and right.
Jul
14
comment What is the secret behind the economic success of ROC(Taiwan)?
@T.E.D. Guess who America supported...Taiwan. I'd guess, though I've not no real evidence to back it up, that is why Taiwan grew faster in the short run.