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Feb
11
answered How did Diego Gutiérrez know the boundaries (shape of the Americas) when he drew the 1562 Map of America
Feb
11
comment Why anthropocentrism disappears during the Dark Ages
Without better definitions of what is asked, you can see from the answers that it becomes a a matter of opinion. I'd like the question to get clarified.
Feb
10
comment What factors contributed to the rise of national monarchies in the high middle ages?
That the royal houses were "foreign" is not unusual, but I'm not sure it's relevant. The argument is that the monarchies were non-national, and for that to be true you have to be king over several or part of nations, and if The Netherlands didn't exist as a nation before the Dutch Royal house, then this is an argument against that claim.
Feb
10
comment What factors contributed to the rise of national monarchies in the high middle ages?
@jwenting That the house/dynasty changes doesn't change the fact that the geographic area/country developed together with a monarchy. Perhaps it didn't in the Netherlands, I could be wrong about that, but I still think that many national identities developed under a monarchy, and that national identities that developed despite having different kings, like in Germany and Italy rather is the exception.
Feb
10
comment What became of the plan to partition Angola?
You should provide a summary of the answer here, with the book as a reference.
Feb
9
comment What was the custom/consensus regarding irregular combatants 19th century?
OK, since it's reopened I removed any mention to "armed civilians". The Franc-tireurs were "free shooters", if anything a resistance movement or guerrilla fighters, not civilians.
Feb
9
revised What was the custom/consensus regarding irregular combatants 19th century?
Got rid of "armed civilian" wording.
Feb
9
comment What was the custom/consensus regarding irregular combatants 19th century?
The title for some reason mentioned snipers, which has nothing to do with the question. So I changed that. I also still think it's quite unclear what is asked, including the word "armed civilians" which is unclear. An armed civilian is a civilian with a weapon. If that civilian starts shooting at an invading military he is no longer a civilian, but a combatant. So is the question asking about civilians with guns? It seems to be about combatants. There is also no feedback from the user of what he actually is asking, so we are massacring his question without aim.
Feb
9
revised What was the custom/consensus regarding irregular combatants 19th century?
edited title
Feb
8
comment Specialist for dates?
Dates or dating?
Feb
8
comment What was the custom/consensus regarding irregular combatants 19th century?
@SamuelRussell That would rather make it into "Was it lawful" which the poster already points out that it was. (Although he could be wrong of course).
Feb
8
comment What was the custom/consensus regarding irregular combatants 19th century?
If something is morally correct or not can perhaps be discussed at philosophy.SE. But it certainly is not a question of history.
Feb
8
revised What was the custom/consensus regarding irregular combatants 19th century?
deleted 4 characters in body
Feb
8
revised What were the effects of US foreign policy in the South East Asian region in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s on states with capitalist economies?
removed some duplication.
Feb
8
revised How did Andreas Baader and Ulrike Meinhof end up on the list of prisoners to be released, by Black September?
Fixed factual incorrectness.
Feb
8
comment How did Andreas Baader and Ulrike Meinhof end up on the list of prisoners to be released, by Black September?
Of course they knew who they were. They were infamous and had been finally caught after an intense manhunt just a few months before the Olympics. Baader-Meinhof was communist terrorists, just like the Black September was. This is probably why.
Feb
6
comment Croatia's reparations to Serbia after WWII
@user3646 Not at all: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
Feb
6
comment What were the effects of US foreign policy in the South East Asian region in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s on states with capitalist economies?
Both RI Swamp Yankees answer and ComeAndGo's comment are correct. Meaning that this is a matter of opinion.
Feb
6
answered Croatia's reparations to Serbia after WWII
Feb
5
comment What was the Julian Calendar aligned to?
And the Spring Equinox the 23rd of March, it seems. So it seems they aligned the first year to the first day of the moon in which the Spring Equinox would happen. I'm actually quite surprised that it's the 23rd. I would have expected it to be the 25th, so the Winter solstice would have been the 25th as well.