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Apr
10
revised When and why did single deity religions become more popular than multi deity religions?
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Apr
10
answered When and why did single deity religions become more popular than multi deity religions?
Apr
9
comment Why were the Mongolian armies able to to use greater percentages of archers than (Medieval) Europeans?
Haven't looked into it at this point, but I believe it probably was the latter.
Apr
9
comment Why Canada failed to emerge as a Great Power like UK or France?
Locking this temporarily due to excessive bickering in comments. Please hash out differences in chat if needed.
Apr
9
comment Why are the USA and Canada's states border so straight?
@MichaelT - See my comment on Semaphore's answer for an (indirect) addressing of that.
Apr
9
comment Why Canada failed to emerge as a Great Power like UK or France?
I think a lot of this is really missing the point. I wasn't trying to say there's a mathematical relationship. I was just saying that its unreasonable to expect a country with tiny population equal to only a single large city to become as powerful as larger European states. Could it happen anyway? Perhaps. But if it doesn't, there's certainly no mystery.
Apr
8
comment How old was the youngest white person sentenced to death in the U.S.A?
If we are going back to the eighteenth century...Native American nations within the boundaries of the USA had their own death penalty laws back then. I doubt they kept very good records of the executions though.
Apr
8
comment How old was the youngest white person sentenced to death in the U.S.A?
(I actually remember that case pretty well. He was from my home state, and 2 years younger than me. It was all over the news.). My state also has the "distinction" of performing the last execution of a juvenile offender before the Supreme Court outlawed the practice.
Apr
8
comment How old was the youngest white person sentenced to death in the U.S.A?
@Himarm - Note that was his age when he committed the crime. The Death Penalty appeal process in the USA is a very ...er..thourough one, and in his case he was 29 when finally executed.
Apr
8
comment When did the Soviet Union stop blaming the Entente for WW2?
Let us continue this discussion in chat.
Apr
8
comment When did the Soviet Union stop blaming the Entente for WW2?
"fighting against Germany and her allies by the fascist block". Did you perhaps mean "in the fascist block"? "by" there to me implies "the fascist block" is doing the fighting against "Germany and her allies". That would explain the confusion.
Apr
8
comment When did the Soviet Union stop blaming the Entente for WW2?
Interesting. I'm wondering if its an artifact of translation, but in English "Fascist" is nearly synonymous with Mussolini's Italy. Talking about him fighting against fascism doesn't make any sense at all.
Apr
7
comment Why are the USA and Canada's states border so straight?
@Mark - The weird semicircle at the top of Delaware is another example of this. The state's northern border was defined as exactly 12 miles from a specific building in a specific settlement near the coast.
Apr
7
comment What was the true state of relations between Baathist Iraq and Taliban Afghanistan?
Note that the Taliban weren't directly responsible for the WTC attacks either. That was Al Queda. The US only invaded Afghanistan after the Taliban (as the government of that country) refused to give up Al Queda leaders in a timely manner.
Apr
7
answered What did Central America export in the early 20th century other than coffee and bananas?
Apr
7
revised German offensives between Normandy and Bulge?
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Apr
7
revised German offensives between Normandy and Bulge?
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answered German offensives between Normandy and Bulge?
Apr
7
comment Identify this two mast one funnel side paddle-steamer boat circa 1900
I think @CGCampbell is right. That flag on the back looks like it could be a US flag. The front flag I can't identify. It doesn't match any historical New York flag or any state flag I could find.
Apr
7
comment Why are the USA and Canada's states border so straight?
One thing that really surprised me when I looked into it was just how many freaking border disputes there were between US states. Even straight lines didn't always help. For instance the weird slanted lines a lot of states have tend to be due to historical incidents of incompetent surveying.