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reviewed Approve Did Italian irredentists ever lay claim to the Swiss Canton of Tessin?
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comment What did the Catholic Church do to promote human rights of non-christians from 1500s to mid 1900s?
@coderworks: And what's your point? Or did you just want to express some anti-religious bigotry?
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comment Which country traces its roots back to the oldest civilization?
@Anixx: True, I probably should have included them, although it must be said they didn't leave very much of a written record as far as I know. They can be dated from round about the dawn of the Mycenaean Greek culture (though not as early as the Minoans of course).
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comment When were swords last used in European warfare?
@TylerDurden: Only if you call it by its proper name (football hooliganism), hah! ;)
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comment Where did the Gaels originate?
No, not at all.
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comment Where did the Gaels originate?
See no reason to doubt the Gaels are the same as the Phoenicians?!? Apart from their totally different languages (Indo-European and Semitic respectively) and extremely disparate genotypes. I stopped reading here.
Mar
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comment Why did Hitler attack the Soviet Union when he was still busy fighting the United Kingdom?
@hayd: Yeah, I said that badly... you're quite right. The legal situation is a bit confusing I suppose, due to the multi-stage granting of full rights of an independent nation (Statute of Westminster, etc.). Suffice to say Britain's influence was still sufficiently strong and the Imperial links were tight enough at that point in history still, that they worked together and considered their causes somewhat united.
Mar
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comment Where did the Gaels originate?
Interesting. Thank you for this answer. I've also heard of the tale of the Gaels originating from Galicia. While it may be easy to dismiss as fantasy, it history and archaeology certainly suggest the Gaels made their way to Ireland directly from continental Europe, and not by way of Britain (which a separate group of Celtic peoples settled, from northern France).
Mar
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comment What were Hitler's religious beliefs?
@otakucode: Ah right, I didn't know he was Lutheran. I believe they're quite a minority in Austria (and were at the time indeed), since the vast majority are Roman Catholic. The situation with Pius XI & XII is interested. Both certainly opposed Nazi ideology, and Pius XII although he sought safety for the Catholic church in Germany (why wouldn't he from a political perspective?), became very critical of Hitler & the Naxis when WWII broke out, as far as I know.
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reviewed Reject What were the post World War 2 effects on Germany?
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reviewed Reject Why wasn't the Republic of Ireland invaded (by either side) in WW2?
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comment What language(s) were spoken within the Holy Roman Empire?
Ah yes, good call @knut. Although weren't all Oïl languages probably mutually intelligible at that time?