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comment Is there any evidence Chairman Mao restricted or confiscated guns?
@EvanCarroll If you google "Mao gun control" you'll find quite a few sources (of questionable value, but enough to show that you've at least tried researching your question before posting it).
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comment Is it true that Spartan soldiers fought naked?
@DVK Heavy cavalry was introduced in Ancient Greece by the Thebans, around 370 BC, with great success. They effectively ended the Spartan hegemony in a single battle (Leuktra), with their heavy cavalry being a major factor in their win.
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revised Is there any evidence Chairman Mao restricted or confiscated guns?
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revised What was the significance of the Mississipi River on the Civil War and Westward Expansion?
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comment What happened to the wealth of the Rothschild banking family?
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rothschild_family#Modern_business
Nov
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Languages spoken by Josephus?
Oct
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comment Why did Xerxes choose Hellespont over Bosphorus?
@LennartRegebro Sure, I only mentioned the actual width at the Hellespont bridge because I was bored to look for the width of the Bosphorus one ;)
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comment Why did Xerxes choose Hellespont over Bosphorus?
The lengths of the modern bridges are irrelevant. The length of the proposed bridge at the Hellespont may be 2Km, but that's the total length, which includes elevated interchanges and tolls. The actual distance of the crossing at Çanakkale is 1.4Km.
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answered Why did Xerxes choose Hellespont over Bosphorus?
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Oct
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comment Is history always written by the victors?
This isn't correct. First, the Greeks won the Greco-Persian Wars, you can't really claim the history of the battle was written by the losers just because the Greeks happened to lose there. Second, I'm not aware of any notable source that claims there were only 300 defenders at Thermopylae. The number is the number of (free) Spartans that fought in the battle, not the total of the defending Greeks.
Oct
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reviewed Close When is the first recorded use of a fireship?
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reviewed Close Was Edward VIII of England forced to abdicate?