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comment What English company founded in the 1200s filed for bankruptcy in the 2000s?
A clue would be nice. What type of business was it in at the time of collapse? What caused it?
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comment How prevalent was pork in Arabia before Arabs conversion to Islam?
Great answer, but I believe two of the three major branches of Judisim expect their adherents to keep to the old dietary laws (including no pork). Surely one or both of them are larger than the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church?
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reviewed Reject Why did the attempts to keep Africa colonized after World War II fail?
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Jun
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comment What did the founding fathers of America think about immigration?
I know the people already living here when the "founding fathers" got here became rather disenchanted with it.
Jun
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comment Why was France granted an equal status among victors of World War II?
I'd really like a reference for that "Churchill says so ..." part too. At least a volume and chapter number? I've read Churchill's "The Second World War" memoirs through a couple of times, but I don't remember him saying any such thing (but then again, it's not like I have them memorized or anything...)
Jun
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comment Did Roosevelt's New Deal lift the U.S. out of the depression or did it actually prolong the Depression and cripple American capitalism?
I suspect that if you look into it, you'll find that story to have been invented FDR's detractors. It would make a good question on sceptics (or here I suppose, failing that).
Jun
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comment Did Roosevelt's New Deal lift the U.S. out of the depression or did it actually prolong the Depression and cripple American capitalism?
There are many "schools" of economists, most of which can actually be defined by their answer to this exact question. This answer I believe belongs to the Monetarists.
Jun
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comment Did Roosevelt's New Deal lift the U.S. out of the depression or did it actually prolong the Depression and cripple American capitalism?
This is one of those things the American Right and Left love to fight about (typically through proxy economists), so there is no single consensus answer to this question.
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comment Why was France granted an equal status among victors of World War II?
Although they are totally different questions, my answer at history.stackexchange.com/questions/1356/… can be read as a direct answer to this question as well. I'm tempted to repost it here.