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Nov
27
comment Who is the banished Scottish King? (before 1560)
There's an apocryphal story about Robert the Bruce hiding in a cave on the Isle of Arran that involves goats, but it doesn't quite fit. The story is that when a search party found the entrance of the cave, they saw wild goats in front of it and (incorrectly) assumed the goats wouldn't be there if someone was hiding inside.
Nov
27
revised Who is the banished Scottish King? (before 1560)
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Nov
26
comment Where did Batista announce his resignation?
I think it was the Havana Hilton, which later became Castro's headquarters, but I can't seem to be able to find any sources. There wasn't any big announcement, Batista told a couple of people and then sneaked out.
Nov
22
revised How did Castro gain control over the Cuban military and police?
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Nov
22
comment How did Castro gain control over the Cuban military and police?
Thanks @mgkrebbs.
Nov
22
answered Did James Monroe and James Madison ever disagree?
Nov
22
answered Historically, how come we have 7 days in a week?
Nov
17
comment How did Castro gain control over the Cuban military and police?
@TomAu The majority of the rank and file of the Cuban army was pro Batista when Batista came to power. Batista, with his at times completely nonsensical behaviour, managed to lose their support in the following years. Or, if you will, Castro managed to make them switch sides.
Nov
17
comment How did Castro gain control over the Cuban military and police?
@LennartRegebro Castro disbanded the army, indeed. But disbanding the army is just an order, if the army was in a position to resist, they could have just refused the order.
Nov
17
answered How did Castro gain control over the Cuban military and police?
Nov
14
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
11
answered What do we know about the organizational structure of the Library of Alexandria?
Nov
10
reviewed Reject suggested edit on If Bill Clinton was impeached, why did he finish up his second term
Nov
10
reviewed Reject suggested edit on If Bill Clinton was impeached, why did he finish up his second term
Nov
8
awarded  Electorate
Nov
6
comment Were the heavy war reparations on Germany after World War I the main cause of its hyperinflation in 1923?
@curious Ah, but other countries didn't resort to borrowing (at least not as much as Germany did). France, for example, supported its war effort through taxation (creating war time taxes, etc).
Nov
6
comment Were the heavy war reparations on Germany after World War I the main cause of its hyperinflation in 1923?
Don't have time for a full answer now, but it wasn't only the reparations. Germany had supported all its war effort through loans, and thus the Mark was declining even before the end of the war.
Nov
4
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Languages spoken by Josephus?
Nov
3
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Languages spoken by Josephus?
Nov
3
comment Is there any evidence Chairman Mao restricted or confiscated guns?
@LennartRegebro Why? At its core, it's a history question. It could work on Skeptics, but I don't see why it's off topic here.