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Apr
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comment Did the Austrians win a “great victory” at Belgrade in 1738?
Hmmm. I'm with you on this one. I can't seem to dig up any Austrian victory whatsoever in that 2-year war. Perhaps it was some minor action that he got over-compensated for so the Haspburgs could save a bit of face over their poor performance.
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revised When did retailers stop wrapping purchases in paper and twine?
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comment When did retailers stop wrapping purchases in paper and twine?
Haven't yet found much info on it, but there do seem to be an inordinate number of businesses with "Paper & Twine" in their name. So it appears the two do often go together for some reason.
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revised Who started/popularized the department store perfume gauntlet?
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comment Most fought over piece of land?
@Sardathrion - A place that could very well have been Homer's Troy, assuming Homer's Troy was an actual place, has been unearthed by Archeologists (and labelled "Troy"). Just saying "Troy was found" in this context is both too simplistic and quite likely wrong.
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Apr
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comment Harvard Architecture: How did Harvard Mark I separate data and instruction?
Some of the answers to this StackOverflow question address this issue.
Apr
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revised What is the source of this quote about Demosthenes by Philip II of Macedon?
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revised What is the source of this quote about Demosthenes by Philip II of Macedon?
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comment Are there ways to measure “how much power did ”Russia“ lose when the Soviet Union broke up?”
OOC, where did these numbers come from? I ask because I was repeatedly told back in the 80's that you couldn't really get accurate GDP numbers out of communist countries because they didn't have a market economy to measure. What I heard from Russians at the time was "We pretend to work, and they pretend to pay us". So I'm wondering how much of the old 80's numbers were "pretend" GDP.
Apr
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comment Have historians envisioned how World II would have developed without Churchill as Prime Minister of Britain?
That quote is from his "Finest Hour" speech. It is an opinion, and a good one. However, while delivering it, he was speaking as a politician, not a historian. In particular, he was purposely painting a dire picture as part of an ongoing propaganda campaign to get the USA to help. So naturally he's going to portray the UK as the one thing standing between the USA and "the abyss".
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answered Have historians envisioned how World II would have developed without Churchill as Prime Minister of Britain?