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Apr
15
comment Is there a possibility that the Islamic civilization visited America before Colombus?
@coleopterist You don't really need to be familiar with the basis for these claims to answer the question, all you need to be familiar with is if there are evidence to suggest Islamic presence in the Americas before Columbus.
Apr
14
comment Why did Egypt forbid entry of Israeli ships into the Suez canal in 1956?
Wikipedia has a very extensive article on the Suez Crisis.
Apr
13
comment Is there a possibility that the Islamic civilization visited America before Colombus?
This reads more like commentary on the question's sources than an actual answer to the question, and I think it should have been posted as a comment instead of an answer. There are a lot of things we can say about the story in the link, but is it really necessary? If the OP didn't doubt the source themselves, would they have asked the question in the first place?
Apr
11
comment Why are the Portuguese so obsessed with salted codfish?
If you think the Portuguese are obsessed with salted cod, wait until you meet a Greek ;) And if I'm not horribly mistaken, it's also the "national dish" of Jamaica.
Apr
11
comment What civilisation used wolf pelts for their archers armour?
Giants in Skyrim ;)
Apr
10
comment Who was the first woman ruler?
@CsBalazsHungary If we approach this as a written history question, it can be (and has been) answered (although better answers might still appear). And frankly, we should be approaching all our questions as written history ones, if a question is about prehistoric times, that should be clear in the question's text.
Apr
8
revised Was there more than one way for anti-aircraft fire to shoot down a dive bomber in World War II
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Apr
8
revised Did Marco Polo really play Weiqi (Go)?
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Apr
8
comment Why did the clocks go back in Shanghai on December 31, 1927?
Thank you, this makes sense. For anyone's interested in learning more about the events of April 12, 1927: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shanghai_massacre_of_1927
Apr
7
asked Why did the clocks go back in Shanghai on December 31, 1927?
Apr
7
revised Who was the first woman ruler?
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Apr
7
comment Who was the first woman ruler?
@DarekWędrychowski You're welcome. And while I appreciate that you consider accepting my answer, there's no rush. On my own questions I typically wait at least two weeks (and sometimes more) before accepting an answer (assuming of course a satisfying answer exists). I've found that the green checkmark severely limits the visibility of the question, and that's not something we really want, at least not until we are reasonably certain that a better answer won't appear.
Apr
7
revised Who was the first woman ruler?
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Apr
7
answered Who was the first woman ruler?
Apr
5
revised Could you help me identify this photograph that was taken shortly after World War 2?
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Apr
5
comment Were some Yugoslav “nationalities” more pro-Axis/Allied than others during World War II
@Drux I know what you mean about the 90's, and what I'm saying is that there were surprisingly little religious tensions in the 30s and 40s. That's one of the patterns that makes the Balkans so... interesting, every 50 years (or so) there seems to be a completely new and completely different kind of trouble.
Apr
5
comment Were some Yugoslav “nationalities” more pro-Axis/Allied than others during World War II
@Drux Ah, there's your mistake, you are trying to apply logic to the Balkans. ;)
Apr
5
comment Were some Yugoslav “nationalities” more pro-Axis/Allied than others during World War II
@Drux Not an expert on the subject, but your assumptions of religious tensions are most probably wrong. There probably were localized tensions, but nothing significant, you are thinking of a completely different era in Yugoslavian history.
Apr
4
comment Were some Yugoslav “nationalities” more pro-Axis/Allied than others during World War II
The Wikipedia article on the Ustaše is very revealing as to whether there was infighting or not.
Apr
4
comment Were some Yugoslav “nationalities” more pro-Axis/Allied than others during World War II
Both major forces in Croatia at the time, the Croatian Peasant Party (a legit party) and the Ustaše (a terorrist organization) were pro-Axis. After the Anschluss Germany suddenly became a neighboring country and started pressuring the (then) Kingdom of Yugoslavia for the creation of an autonomous Croat state. A year later that happened (sort of) with the creation of the Banovina of Croatia.