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Apr
16
comment Most fought over piece of land?
Troja of course, sorry
Apr
16
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Apr
16
comment What is the source of this quote about Demosthenes by Philip II of Macedon?
Plutarchos in his [biography of Demosphenes] (http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Roman/Texts/Plutarch/…*.html) does not have this info.
Apr
16
answered Most fought over piece of land?
Apr
8
comment Could the Confederates have done better at Gettysburg if they had put cavalry in front of, rather than behind, Pickett's charge?
No. Bad logic. The cavalry moves faster than infantry. Rifles allow kill faster, but it is the proportion of KIA that matters
Apr
8
comment Harvard Architecture: How did Harvard Mark I separate data and instruction?
Without any doubt, the question belongs to the "Cultures and historical practices" of the FAQ. So, its closing was totally unfair.
Apr
8
answered Could the Confederates have done better at Gettysburg if they had put cavalry in front of, rather than behind, Pickett's charge?
Apr
3
revised Why didn't the silk road run north of the Black Sea?
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Mar
26
comment Effectiveness of Cossack cavalry
Yes, at this time even cossack cavalry resembled later dragoons.
Feb
22
answered How did a nomadic minority group the Manchus come to rule over China?
Jan
28
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Jan
16
revised Who were the first to relatively measure the length of the year precisely?
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Jan
15
revised When and where did socks become common?
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Jan
15
revised When and where did socks become common?
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Jan
15
comment When and where did socks become common?
In the Russian Army the socks have been promised to be allowed to use just this week!
Jan
15
comment Who were the first to relatively measure the length of the year precisely?
You should correct the question - to measure what year (sun, moon, stellar) in what units (moon months, sun days, stellar days?)
Jan
15
answered Who were the first to relatively measure the length of the year precisely?
Jan
14
comment Why does the monarchy of Belgium still exist after Leopold 2?
@FelixGoldberg In absolute numbers - very possible, for Belgian Congo was very populated area. But as for percentual numbers, I think, the champions in annihilation of the whole ethnics were Americans in the Indian Wars. And Spaniards in Carribeans.
Jan
14
comment Why does the monarchy of Belgium still exist after Leopold 2?
One interesting example from Russia. Kyrgyzs lived on Yenisey river till 16th century. And migrated to nowadays Kyrgyzstan to escape from Russians. To be again conquered by them in 19th Cent.
Jan
14
comment Why does the monarchy of Belgium still exist after Leopold 2?
@soliloquyy Thank you for the info. I have rephrased a sentence in the post. But sorry, even such autocratic monarch as Russians ones were not dictators. There were some laws above them. (about marriage or throne heirs, for example) So, they were not dictators, as I see it.