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May
17
revised Did the Chinese Develop Steam Engines Prior to the 17th Century?
Answered it finally.
May
17
comment Did the Chinese Develop Steam Engines Prior to the 17th Century?
@BrotherJack, Sorry I wasn't able to add the updates, but my internet was down. I'm looking at the coal-mines because, from my research in European coal-mines, they used steam power to pump air into the mines. I'm looking in the Tiangong Kaiwu to see if the Chinese used steam in the mines. Now that my internet is back, I'll be able to do more research. (And unfortunately translate mining part of the text)
May
17
comment Explosive Ordinance Yield Over History
I can't really agree with this. You don't need many men on the ground to launch a ballistic missile or machine gun down protesters. As for the social aspects, we can look at Bahrain. It's police force, are not from Bahrain, but Jordan and other outlying states. (You could also argue this is irrelevant as its Saudi Arabia and the US that are supporting them. :D )
May
17
comment Explosive Ordinance Yield Over History
Wow, I never though of this before. But I'm not entirely sure that this is true; Guerrilla warfare originates from the napoleonic period, and was ultimately successful. Of corse, this could just be an outlier.
May
17
comment How dangerous duels were?
Tycho Brahe lost his nose in a duel so I'd guess it came with some dangers...
May
12
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answered Did the Chinese Develop Steam Engines Prior to the 17th Century?
May
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comment Did the Chinese Develop Steam Engines Prior to the 17th Century?
homepages.paradise.net.nz/rochelle.f/… This looks credible and doesn't say anything on China creating the steam engine. The history channel used to be good. Now all they have is a show on pawn shops :(
May
12
answered Have American writing styles changed between the Civil War and Today?
May
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May
3
comment Is there a majority viewpoint for the fall of the ancient Egyptian civilization?
"But what history isn't" :)
Apr
30
comment If modern human existed for hundreds of thousands years why was writing invented only some 7000-9000 years ago?
There are two theories on how evolution works; one is that changes happen over a long period of time, a mutation occurs, the mutation doesn't kill the creature, but instead helps it, so the mutation gets passed on, and after 100000 years, the entire species has the mutation. The other theory is that something in the environment forces a many random mutations in the species, and the ones that worked get passed on. I'm not an expert in the period you are talking about, but, I'd guess that something changed in the environment and caused a mutation in the human brain to allow writing.
Apr
25
answered Who captured Kaifeng from the Jin during the war between Jin and the Sung Mongol alliance?
Apr
18
comment Why do minor political parties in the US receive so few votes?
Because no one in the USA knows the unknown candidates. I've never heard of Gloria La Riva.
Apr
11
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Apr
8
comment In current times is it impossible to win a war if the people of invaded country are determined not to lose?
Cloutswits said that, the side most willing to give up everything will win.
Apr
5
comment If the Iraq War was because of their oil, has the US achieved their war aims
China and Russia both vetoed action in Syria because they didn't want America to think that they could over-through any government they felt like. +1.