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Feb
8
awarded  Announcer
Feb
7
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
6
comment Are there ancient Greek historians who wrote about Mycenae?
Most of the information we have for Mycenea is from primary sources (Linear B tablets) and archaeology (several Mycenaean and Minoan palaces have been discovered).
Feb
6
reviewed Needs Improvement Absolute rulers who voluntarily resigned their power
Feb
6
reviewed Needs Improvement Can the University of Bologna be considered the first university in the world?
Feb
6
reviewed Needs Improvement How much did helping the American Revolution cost France?
Feb
6
reviewed Satisfactory Toyotomi Hideyoshi threatened to exterminate all Japanese foxes unless he heard from the god Inari. What was the aftermath (if any)?
Feb
6
awarded  Custodian
Feb
6
reviewed Satisfactory What was the reaction of Western Communist Parties to Kruschev's 1956 speech denouncing Stalin?
Feb
6
reviewed Needs Improvement Was Churchill a poor HR manager?
Feb
6
reviewed Needs Improvement Early medieval urban development
Feb
6
reviewed Satisfactory Austria and Iron Curtain during Cold War
Feb
6
reviewed Satisfactory Chinese Hundred Schools of Thought and Ancient Greek Philosophy
Feb
4
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Did the Romans have winter uniforms?
Feb
4
comment Are there romance stories outside western civilization or before western influence?
Jim just ask the question, the backstory and your pet theories are irrelevant. The first version of your question, albeit ill defined, was much better than this one. We couldn't care less about what you and your Mensa friends talk about, what we care about is you defining the specifics of the question. What exactly do you mean by "romance", for example? (because you seem to have your own definition that isn't exactly compatible with the more common one).
Jan
30
awarded  Enlightened
Jan
30
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
30
revised How does Nigeria stay together?
edited tags
Jan
29
answered What are historical examples of globalization in action?
Jan
28
comment Has a state ever “attacked” another one by printing fake money?
No, against FYROM, sometime in the early 90s. I distinctly remember reading the story in a major newspaper, but can't find a source, so treat this as highly anecdotal and possibly false. The story, as I remember it, was that the National Intelligence Service wanted to flood FYROM with fake US dollars and disrupt its (at the time) highly volatile economy. The plan backfired as most of the money found its way back to Greece (the countries may be involved in a bitter dispute that's been going on for decades, but that doesn't mean our economies aren't extremely intertwined).