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revised Why did the Moors invade the Iberian peninsula?
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comment Why Europe became more developed although metal was first discovered and used in Asia/Africa?
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comment When did navies stop giving out a drink ration to their sailors?
The Wikipedia entry on Grog appears to be pretty credible (I haven't fully checked out the sources though). The article concurs with mgb's assessment that the main reason for instituting the drink ration was to better keep stagnant water fresh and algae free. The interesting thing about the article is the suggestion that temperance movements had some roll in curbing and eventually ending the practice. Also apparently the US merchant marine avoided drink rations entirely. It is possible that by the late nineteenth century methods of storing water improved thus relying less on alcohol.
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comment What can be considered to be the single most important reason for the decline of muslim Golden Age?
@jfrankcarr The point is that the Abbasid caliphate was already well into its decline. Prior to the siege the caliph had already been a figurehead for Mamluk and Turkic warlords for well over a century. The siege was not the reason for the decline, but rather an accelerating factor.