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comment What were some relatively famous Spanish Missions to the New World and what were their interactions and polices towards native peoples?
This appears to be a request for sources. Such questions are typically considered off-topic. See our Help Center entry for On-topic questions
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comment What can you tell about a society from it's architecture?
Not sure how "history" it is (or answerable for that matter), but an interesting question. For example, I've noticed that there seems to be a certain unique style to old African-American churches. Sort of a very understated brick Gothic. Perhaps I'm reading way too much into it, but it almost looks like they are trying to simultaneously look inconspicuous and like a relatively sturdy place to hide out from a lynch mob.
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comment What role did Jews play in the Punic Wars?
...while we don't have photos of course, its a pretty good bet both peoples looked very much like modern Arabs, as Arabic is I believe the closest-related modern language to both (its also Central Semitic).
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comment What role did Jews play in the Punic Wars?
@eliyah - OK, well you have the first part right at least. Hebrews and Canaanites would probably have looked almost identical. But don't mix up biblical "Hamites" (essentially neighboring tribes who weren't quite Jewish), with "Hamitic Languages" (an obsolete classification of all the Semitic languages of Africa, thrown together for no good reason), or with "Hamitic People" (a term formerly used for sub-saharan African semites, who are darker-skinned because of where they live, but who are otherwise completely unrelated to the Niger-Congo and Nilo-Saharan people who used to be called "Negro")
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comment Has any generation generally agreed that the next generation was better?
@AlexanderWinn - But such things would just be anecdotal, they would not demonstrate "general agreement".
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comment Connection between “lingua franca” and Frankish people
I actually investigated this question myself once. As I remember, its an interesting story.
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comment How much longer would it have taken America to defeat Japan If Japan invaded Hawaii directly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor?
This question seems far too hypothetical. Where would these invasion troops have come from? How would that have changed the attack? (including the timing, which was a big deal. The US carriers all escaped due to the timing). How would that have changed both sides' war plans? Utterly, but utterly how exactly? We can't really know, can we?
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comment Roman gladiator games
Have to agree with @MarkC.Wallace here. However, I also have to admit that the attempt to parry a request for backup links in an answer as an "offtopic request for sources" made me lol.
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revised Do Egyptian mummies contain DNA? If so, was it viable enough to analyzed it?
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comment What are the causes of the 1773 Boston Tea Party?
There's a lot in this answer I'd take issue with, but the sentence that starts, "Unfortunately, historians tend to ignore British letters" is completely on target. Ignoring what was going on with the British side is a huge issue with most accounts of the American Revolution.
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revised Where did Southern Fried Chicken come from?
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comment Has any generation generally agreed that the next generation was better?
I think this is perhaps one of those pseudo-questions that is really trying to make a point. For one thing, I doubt highly in anybody's ability to find an objective way to measure and answer this. (There could be polls on this. Hoping to be proved wrong here). OTOH, I'd personally readily say that about my kids' generation (Millennials vs. X'ers)
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comment Has South Africa's economy declied since Apartheid ended?
I think the question itself seemed ok, but the title not only didn't quite match, but did so in a really incendiary way. Perhaps this edit fixes things?
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revised Has South Africa's economy declied since Apartheid ended?
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revised Were there a British 'Négritude' movement?
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