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answered Was Tibet ruled by Yuan Dynasty empires?
Jun
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comment When penicillin was initially introduced, was it effective against all gram positives?
Bacteria are so small, prolific, and short-lived that any anti-bacterial in the long run is doomed to be evolved around.
Jun
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revised Where can I find open historical map data?
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Jun
23
revised What's the birthdate of Jesus of Nazareth, assuming he existed?
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revised What's the birthdate of Jesus of Nazareth, assuming he existed?
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answered What's the birthdate of Jesus of Nazareth, assuming he existed?
Jun
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comment Did Churchill and Roosevelt know about the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, or the following secret pacts between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union?
IIRC from that same volume, the previous diplomat Molotov replaced was much more pro-western, and Molotov was known to be less so. So the meer act of replacement, and who was replaced with whom, was also calcuated to signal a change in cooperation from Western Europe to Germany.
Jun
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comment Which of the participant states was benefited in the long run by the Congress of Vienna?
@taninamdar - Generally in the context of that era, we speak of countries being Liberal or "Conservative" (or often "Reactionary"), based on how democratic they were (often specifically how large a % of their population could vote for their leaders). So here I would assume "Conservative" means a more autocratic state.
Jun
18
comment When did it become openly known that Wilson supported the Balfour Declaration?
A decent answer. However, one could argue that personal correspondence to a Jewish Rabbi does not translate to open knowledge in the Arab world.
Jun
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revised Are Russians descended from Varangian Vikings?
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revised Are Russians descended from Varangian Vikings?
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answered Are Russians descended from Varangian Vikings?
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revised What's the story behind this photo of hikers who brought white plague cure to President Wilson?
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Jun
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comment President proposes bills: provenance
@supercat - A good point. Not one that the relatively idle "gentleman-scholars" who wrote the document up would have thought of, but for today it probably does make a practical difference.
Jun
17
comment President proposes bills: provenance
@supercat - Its the first half (with the SOTU and the "shall") that I was talking about. The other half you are right does come off as an option. My point was that this option is already available to all Americans, so its really kind of meaningless there.
Jun
17
comment What's the story behind this photo of hikers who brought white plague cure to President Wilson?
Great find, Tyler.
Jun
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answered What's the story behind this photo of hikers who brought white plague cure to President Wilson?
Jun
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revised What is the history of zirah bagtar armor used in India?
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Jun
16
comment How many USA men dodged the draft in Vietnam, and how?
@jamesqf - Particularly in the Navy or Coast Guard (although I understand Coast Guard got kinda tough to get into due to all the demand, much like the National Guard, and it helped to have high-level connections. See the Creedence song Fortunate Son). I've talked to some guys who enlisted in the Army, and were allowed (due to the voluntary enlistment) to pick a posting, and they picked West Germany. That tactic sounds kinda risky to me though.