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Sep
29
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.
Sep
29
revised Where did Southern Fried Chicken come from?
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Sep
28
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)
Sep
28
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?
Sep
28
revised Has South Africa's economy declied since Apartheid ended?
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Sep
28
revised Were there a British 'Négritude' movement?
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Sep
28
answered Were there a British 'Négritude' movement?
Sep
27
asked Where did Southern Fried Chicken come from?
Sep
25
comment What was the impetus behind the British Empire's acquisition of what is now Canada?
Nice complete answer. However, it looks like you are basically saying, "Fishing and the Fur trade". A bit overlong just to get to that. :-)
Sep
24
comment What was the impetus behind the British Empire's acquisition of what is now Canada?
It seems like it ought to be possible to have a good answerable question out of something like "What was the impetus behind the British Empire's acquisition of what is now Canada?"
Sep
23
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Sep
20
awarded  europe
Sep
19
revised Were there ever actual organizations of pirates?
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Sep
19
comment Were there ever actual organizations of pirates?
Thanks to Capn' Redpen for help in translation.
Sep
19
answered Were there ever actual organizations of pirates?
Sep
19
revised Anthropophagy perpetrated by crusaders?
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Sep
19
answered Anthropophagy perpetrated by crusaders?
Sep
17
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Sep
17
comment What forces/incentives drove the Mongols to conquer a much larger land territory than they could comfortably settle or rule?
Deleted a very interesting but sadly misplaced set of comments about the line between knowable and unknowable motivations in questions on this stack. If somebody misses it, please bring it up again in meta.
Sep
16
comment What prevented the Mongolian Empire from expanding into Europe?
This is a very similar question to history.stackexchange.com/questions/10572/… . Actually, sort of that question's flip side