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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
awarded  Organizer
Jul
18
comment Early history of prime numbers
Created the tag, hope you like it:)
Jul
18
revised Early history of prime numbers
edited tags
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.
Jul
12
comment When was the African National Congress added to the US terror list?
Is the list public? I cant find it. I've been on aclunc.org/cases/landmark_cases/asset_upload_file371_3549.pdf but much of it has been blacked out.
Jul
11
comment At what point did mapmaking begin to accurately reflect what we now know about the earth?
It also depends on where. European maps on Europe were very good by the 1700s euratlas.net/antique/cartography/index.html, but maps of Asia were not as good geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/Asia-martineau-1700 It also depended on the cartographer. An other map of Asia from the same period by a famed cartographer Guillaume de L'Isle is far better than the one above. worldmapsonline.com/historicalmaps/kr-1700-asia.htm To answer your question, it depends, but I'd tend to agree with your statement on satellites.
Jul
11
comment What is the origin of the English Ship Building Philosophy?
I've found a good book (I think) books.google.com.hk/…
Jul
11
comment Why does Europe have so few skyscrapers compared to East Asia?
@Anixx, no, what I mean is Europe has no city that has grown at the rate of Singapore or Hong Kong, nor has it found it necessary to build them. Take for example, Hong Kong, it has a huge problem with housing. It's gotten so big that all the Chief Executive (president of Hong Kong) candidates have addressed it. In a city with little space, the government has solved the problem before using huge sky scraper residential blocks, and, in the future are solving it the same war. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Kin_Ming_Estate.jpg en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:King_Lam_Estate.JPG
Jul
9
revised Why does Europe have so few skyscrapers compared to East Asia?
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Jul
9
comment Why does Europe have so few skyscrapers compared to East Asia?
@Anixx, SEA and Europe both have cities with a lack of space, but, the cities in Europe tent to have developed for a longer time a long time ago, using up all the space available with non sky scraper buildings. SEA on the other hand, has new cities who've experienced huge population growth in a short period of time, forcing these cities to build sky scrapers. It is not the lack of current space that forces the building of sky scrapers, but the near future lack of space. Thanks for the critique, I've edited my answer.
Jul
8
comment Why does Europe have so few skyscrapers compared to East Asia?
@T.E.D. I'll keep looking in my spare time, thanks for the comment.