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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
comment Why is Jewish God so Popular?
@PieterGeerkens The point being that expansion and proselyting got started with Christianity.
Mar
1
comment Why is Jewish God so Popular?
@JimThio I think that is a complete misrepresentation of botgh Chinese religion and the status of the Chinese emperor.
Mar
1
comment Why is Jewish God so Popular?
@Drux I think it is generally known in both communities that it's the same God, yes. If this is the case with Muslims, I don't know.
Mar
1
comment Why is Jewish God so Popular?
What supreme god does the Mongols and Chinese have? A better example is probably Zoroastrianism, which does have a supreme god, but isn't very proselytizing.
Mar
1
comment Have fair-skinned peoples ever been the lower/oppressed class?
"sun-bathing to darken the skin, but so far as I know this is not used to convey the image of increased social status" - Yes it is, or rather was. Tanned = having free time and money to go to sunny vacations = higher social status. Today having the money to go on sunny vacations isn't a status divider anymore though, so the last 20 years or so it hasn't been a social status indicator. However, I don't think this is relevant for the question.
Feb
27
comment Is every major culture in the same year?
The words "civilization" and "culture" are a bit too fuzzy. What do you actually mean? Otherwise this is a good question.
Feb
25
comment How did Islam and Hinduism thrive together in Medieval India?
The question is about Medeaval India. The 1920's are not relevant. I get the feeling further discussion is not going to be constructive. This answer doesn't try to answer the question, and I don't see any indication that you are willing to update it so that it does. It's OK to have an answer saying that the question is wrong, but you don't even do that.
Feb
25
comment How did Islam and Hinduism thrive together in Medieval India?
1920's is not relevant for this question. Google doesn't show anything for me for Ref 2. "Forced conversion was prevalent in India during Islamic occupation" Good, you are making more specific claims now. This is not the same claim as you did in the answer. Please update, with reference.
Feb
25
comment How did Islam and Hinduism thrive together in Medieval India?
You have examples of conversions. Some of these may have been forced. But your claim is that Islam was big on forced conversions. That claim is not supported by your sources. There is no doubt that forced conversions have happened, but claiming that this was prevalent throughout Islams occupations is another issue.
Feb
24
comment How did Islam and Hinduism thrive together in Medieval India?
1. Note that Ibn Battutta condemns this behavior. 2. This is not a "forced conversion". 3. Your claim that Islam was big on forced conversion is contradicted by other sources, and not supported by the source you give.
Feb
24
comment Flag with dark border and light inner?
This needs references.