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Aug
25
awarded  Enlightened
Aug
22
comment What was the internal Soviet reaction to the moon landing?
The Moon Landing through Soviet Eyes: A Q&A with Sergei Khrushchev, son of former premier Nikita Khrushchev
Aug
8
reviewed Leave Open What happened when Alexander the Great overtook most of Afro-Eurasia?
Aug
8
comment Who founded Rome?
From the site's help center: "If you are not comfortable with the idea of your contributions being collaboratively edited by other trusted users, this may not be the site for you." You consistently resist people trying to improve your questions. Perhaps it's time to consider moving somewhere else for your history questions.
Aug
7
comment Who founded Rome?
There's some DNA evidence that suggests the Etruscans and other Latins may have migrated to Italy from Asia Minor, which may offer a (very broad) historical background to Rome's foundation myth. That said, it's still a myth, and that's very clearly pointed out in the Wikipedia article you linked. I'm not 100% sure what the question is here.
Jul
29
comment What was the hippie movement? Why did it decline?
@Oldcat I'm intrigued: Was Julius Caesar a hippie?
Jul
29
asked Was Julius Caesar a hippie?
Jul
21
comment What did Kennedy know about Soviet missiles during the Cuban missile crisis?
Yes, I noticed the subscription, and I couldn't find any other reliable source (hence I posted a comment instead of an answer). This isn't as easy to answer as it may appear at first read.
Jul
20
comment How is the year “753 BC” given in ancient legends about the founding of Rome?
See: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Founding_of_Rome#Date
Jul
20
comment What did Kennedy know about Soviet missiles during the Cuban missile crisis?
"In 1961, the Soviets had only four intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs). By October 1962, they may have had a few dozen, although some intelligence estimates were as high as 75." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuban_missile_crisis#Balance_of_power
Jul
18
comment Live mummification
@PieterGeerkens My highest voted answer on the site is on a question inspired by a movie: Was there an assassination attempt against Xerxes in the battle of Thermopylae?
Jul
17
comment Historical reasons of peaceful co-existence between China and India?
The almost continuous wall of mountains that separates the two countries was probably a factor, especially in pre-industrial times...
Jul
9
awarded  Enlightened
Jul
8
awarded  Good Answer
Jul
8
comment Is “Friends, Romans, …” a historical speech?
@MarkC.Wallace Don't worry about it. I was hoping someone would find the time to find some proper sources for my comment, good thing you did. I'm here for the answers, couldn't care less for the rep.
Jul
8
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
8
comment Why do some countries call Germany “Alman” too?
I've added your comment to my answer @Wrzlprmft, that's an excellent Q&A pair, it deserves all the visibility it can get.
Jul
8
comment Is “Friends, Romans, …” a historical speech?
Hey, unique opportunity to upvote myself! Thanks for taking the time to convert my comment to a proper answer.
Jul
8
revised Why do some countries call Germany “Alman” too?
added 206 characters in body
Jul
8
comment Is “Friends, Romans, …” a historical speech?
Appian recorded Mark Anthony's funeral oration in his Civil Wars books. No idea how accurate Shakespeare's version is (or even if it's based on Appian's).