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Jun
2
revised Why is Kubb - a skittles game - associated with the Viking Age?
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Jun
2
answered Why is Kubb - a skittles game - associated with the Viking Age?
Jun
2
comment What is the 'rank switching' done by Roman Legionnaires in HBO's 'Rome' called, and did it actually happen?
I did watch the video, and answered your question. Instead of being confrontative, perhaps you could explain what is unclear?
May
2
comment What was the Julian Calendar aligned to?
So to recap: I'm sure that the Julian Calendar was intended to be aligned with the solstices and equinoxes in some way. But I don't know why they are aligned so they end up the 25th of the months. It would make more sense to put the 1st of April on the spring equinox. Apparently the 25th of March is the traditional date, but the question then only becomes "Why the 25th of March?"
May
2
comment What was the Julian Calendar aligned to?
@NathanC.Tresch: Ah, no you see, it WAS Dec 25th. But the Julian calendar goes one day wrong per century so by the time of the First Council of Nicea, it was December the 21st. When the Gregorian Calendar was introduced, it was the 11th. It was then decided to move it back to the 21st. (Probably because having it the 25th would make it too obvious that Christmas was celebrated on a pagan holiday, to be honest). So the Julian calendar had originally the midwinter solstice on December 25th.
Apr
30
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
30
comment What was the Julian Calendar aligned to?
Yeah, I suspect you have things backwards here. It's not that the calendar is fixed to this festival, it's this festival that is fixed to the winter solstice. It probably happens the 25th because the calendar is fixed to the spring equinox. But why the spring equinox was fixed to the 25th of March is unclear.
Apr
28
awarded  Necromancer
Apr
18
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
30
revised Did JFK win the presidential election by fraud?
rolled back to a previous revision
Mar
24
comment Why China was able to unify and not Europe
In addition to that, Spain is isolated from the rest of Europe by Mountains, and so is to a large extent Italy. That means that their area of communication is the Mediterranean. And that's why the Roman empire was not a European Empire.
Mar
24
comment Why China was able to unify and not Europe
@JonofAllTrades It is the connectivity, but the length is relevant in that. It's really amounts to the amount of people you can connect so it's also about the type of land they run through. And that the sources of the rivers are near is really irrelevant (and also not actually true), as it's about getting a boat from one place to another. 12km of walking, or a waterfall, all makes a big dent into this. So empires arise where there are large areas where you can travel, trade and fight easily. Danube + Rhine does not make one such area, or it would at least at some point have been unified.
Mar
21
comment How did Germany rebuild so quickly after World War I?
@MarkC.Wallace It's quite possible they could have stopped hyperinflation without returning to the gold standard. But returning to the gold standard is what they did. I certainly do not recommend it a s a policy if you don't have hyperinflation. :-)
Mar
21
comment How did Germany rebuild so quickly after World War I?
@CsBalazsHungary You also steal all value from your people, and you ruin the economy. Defaulting is not a good option to a bad situation, but it's clearly the better one here. And yes, hyperinflation is in practice only created by printing money.
Mar
21
comment Why China was able to unify and not Europe
@JonofAllTrades Yangtze is 6300 km long, the Yellow river 4800 and the Rhine 1200. So I'm not so sure. The Rhine and Danube have been important centres for civilizations, but they each just covers quite a small but of Europe. It's hard to see them as unifying, as they go different ways, and are essentially isolated from each other by the alps.
Mar
3
comment Why is Jewish God so Popular?
Not really an opinion... ;-)
Mar
3
comment Why is Jewish God so Popular?
@Drux: No, that comment is still there, it hasn't been deleted.
Mar
1
comment Why is Jewish God so Popular?
@RazieMah But you have to admit that there aren't many Jews in Babylon today, so from todays perspective that proselyting isn't very important for the question. :-)
Mar
1
comment Why is Jewish God so Popular?
@Drux: Well, yes and no. It is without a doubt the same god. We know that. If that god, or for that matter any other god, exists, and if it exists what it actually wants, etc, is not known.
Mar
1
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why is Dravidian history ignored?