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comment Ice usage before the industrial revolution
Heh, I read the title as "Ice age before the industrial revolution" and was preparing myself for a very weird question...
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comment How historically accurate was the movie “Charlie Wilson's War”?
Huh? Why would anyone who isn't familiar with the movie would even attempt at answering the question @congusbongus?
Aug
30
comment Was Alexander the Great Greek or Macedonian?
Feel free to post your own answer @Anix, I'd be very interested in reading it, especially if you take the time to back those claims.
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
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
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
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
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
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).
Jul
1
comment Why did email use develop in tandem with the internet, rather than other technologies?
e-mail, in a form that's very similar to what we know today, has been around since the early 60's: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Email#Origin. It didn't really "develop in tandem with the internet", the internet just made it accessible to a whole lot more people.
Jul
1
comment Why did email use develop in tandem with the internet, rather than other technologies?
"Also, if mom picks up the phone and hears the modem noise, you get yelled at, "GET OFF THE COMPUTER!"" Nostalgia +1
Jun
26
comment How did Prithviraj chauhan managed to kill Mohammed Ghori?
See: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
Jun
26
comment How did Prithviraj chauhan managed to kill Mohammed Ghori?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a poem.