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answered Why didn't the ancient Egyptians conquer an empire?
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comment How did Americans' hatred of taxes shape the country up through the Gilded Age?
an issue, yes. But a primary issue? I don't see your link providing any support for that. It seems to be specifically saying it wasn't.
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revised Which war games did Napoleon practice with his generals?
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comment Did the Southern States make any attempt to secede from the Union through an act of Congress?
@Anaryl - If you have sources for some of this, as a matter of strategy it would be smart to include them in your answer (using the edit tools). Posting content with no links and no verbage like "historian X says", is just begging for downvotes. Doubly so if the topic happens to be controversial somewhere.
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comment Does the number of legs in the air of a horse statue indicate how its rider died?
I'm downvoting this (which is something I almost never do), due to it being a nigh-unreadable wall of text, in addition to some of the other problematic issues mentioned previously. I'll happily rescind that vote if some formatting and supporting links are added.
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comment How did Americans' hatred of taxes shape the country up through the Gilded Age?
I think you are misinterpreting that Civil War link of yours. The first sentence of the main section you are referencing currently reads: "Historians generally agree that economic conflicts were not a major cause of the war."
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comment How did Napoleon I succeed in France despite his shortcomings in French?
Just as a point of clarification, a lot of what the French consider separate languages (for internal political reasons) would be considered dialects by an English-speaker using a strict mutual-intelligibility metric. Even given that though, only the north half of France could be said to have traditionally spoken "a French dialect".
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comment Who are some preferably American “Great People” who were born to rich parents?
I don't care to do the exercise again right now, but about a decade ago I went through Forbes' list of the 50 richest Americans and looked up their background. IIRC, more than half had wealthy parents. Just about all the rest either got rich in tech or securities.
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revised Why weren't Baden, Würtemberg and Bavaria independent states ever restored?
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comment Who were the Deer Touchers?
I've never heard of that one before, but it has a distinct resemblance to counting coup, so its quite believable.
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revised Did native Mexicans prefer Spanish rulers to the Aztecs?
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revised Why do so many national flags contain the color red?
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comment Why do so many national flags contain the color red?
I can't find anything at that link that has anything to do with your answer, so I'm editing it out. If you have a deeper link on that website you were thinking about, feel free to edit your answer and put that in.
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comment Why do so many national flags contain the color red?
Backing @Semaphore up here. I could be missing something, but I went through the list linked in the question looking for patterns, and couldn't really find one. Even if you take out all flags with Communist or UK origins, there are still oodles of red ones. I'm guessing its just because its a primary color. There's loads of blue and yellow ones too.
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revised How did the Alien and Sedition acts pass?
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revised How did the Alien and Sedition acts pass?
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answered How did the Alien and Sedition acts pass?