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May
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accepted When did navies stop giving out a drink ration to their sailors?
May
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revised Who was responsible for the partition of India?
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May
6
awarded  Investor
May
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comment Is there any evidence that the catholic church reduced innovation during the middle ages?
this answer makes some pretty interesting claims, specifically the idea that personal property rights was borne out of the church. I'd love to see that argued, as I know our western tradition of property rights has a very strong Lockean foundation. I will check out Rodney Stark's works, but from his background it seems like he has quite the agenda. Also I'd love to see some sources showing that Gibbon's work is not real history.
May
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revised What are the most comprehensive historical references for ancient India?
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May
6
revised Who ruled India when the Abbasid ruler Harun al-Rashid was the Caliph of Baghdad?
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May
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revised Did the Germans have a team equivalent to the one from Bletchey Park in the UK during WWII?
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May
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revised What was done to improve the safety of jousts after the death of Henry II?
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May
4
comment What races did Americans classify people into during the 1800s?
Are you looking for formal definitions, like what one would find in old statutes, or just common place definitions?
May
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comment How did Europeans first acquire gunpowder?
@jfrankcarr that was what I read, and what prompted my surprise that there wasn't more concrete information on the topic. I was curious if someone here knew from their own research a more robust answer. Thanks though.
May
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asked Is there a majority viewpoint for the fall of the ancient Egyptian civilization?
May
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revised How did Europeans first acquire gunpowder?
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May
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asked How did Europeans first acquire gunpowder?
Apr
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awarded  Enthusiast
Apr
30
revised Is there a study about what would have happened if Khmer Rouge remained in power in Cambodia?
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Apr
29
asked When did navies stop giving out a drink ration to their sailors?
Apr
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revised Why did Hitler not concentrate more on North Africa?
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Apr
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comment Why are the democracies of France, Israel and India rated “Flawed Democracies”?
@mgb 100% correct
Apr
21
revised Why are the democracies of France, Israel and India rated “Flawed Democracies”?
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Apr
21
revised Is there any country where the founder of the nation is no longer respected?
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