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revised Is it true that slavery was banned from discussion on the Senate and/or House floor before the American Civil War?
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answered Why weren't aircraft carriers utilized during D-day?
Oct
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comment What was the last public school to desegregate in the US? And when?
@DVK - Again, you are talking politics on a History site. If we are talking about activities associated with the history of desegregation here, that includes busing. If you want to argue with someone about what different thing it really should mean today, please go do that on the Politics stack.
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revised Is it true that slavery was banned from discussion on the Senate and/or House floor before the American Civil War?
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comment What was the last public school to desegregate in the US? And when?
@DVK - You may feel that way as a personal political matter (as is your right), but that has decidedly not been the position of the US Supreme Court. You may not remember (or be old enough to remember) but this was a huge fight in the 70's after the official segregation laws were repealed. See Desegregation Busing. When people talk about "desegregation" as a historical matter, they are also talking about things like busing, not just laws.
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Sep
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comment Why has Africa always been poor and weak compared to the rest of the world throughout history?
Kindof a toughie. You could argue that the accepted answer there is technically not a direct answer to this question. However, I don't see how anyone could post a significantly better answer to your question than the @BrotherJack answer on that question. So if they aren't identical, they are very, very closely related indeed. If this were to remain open, I'd be tempted to repost it unedited.
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revised How rich were carpenters in the Roman province of Iudaea in the 1st century AD?
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comment Stalin cultivated a “Friend of the Children” image: Why? Did other communist/socialist leaders do the same?
@LennartRegebro - Deng Xiaoping perhaps?
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answered Was coat of arms of Afghanistan of 1928 influenced by Soviet symbols?
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revised How rich were carpenters in the Roman province of Iudaea in the 1st century AD?
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revised Why did no Independent American Indian states ever develop?
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comment How did Genghis Khan's army feed so many horses?
Its good to get the horse breed correct. However, its fairly reasonable to assume the amount of food consumed by an equid is roughly proportional to its size, so the point is still good.
Sep
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comment What was the last public school to desegregate in the US? And when?
Not to mention there are numerous places (particularly in the rural mountain west) where it is technically still segregated because no African-American family has ever lived there.
Sep
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comment Why did Christopher Columbus think he had arrived near Japan?
This is essentially my understanding as well. Columbus believed because he wanted to. I got the impression the main reason F&I eventually gave in was more the worry that he'd go to another government (namely Portugal) and by some fluke turn out to be right, more than that they were convinced of his theories.
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comment Is it true that slavery was banned from discussion on the Senate and/or House floor before the American Civil War?
@FelixGoldberg - Correct. It appears that it only applied to petitions.
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comment Which roman emperors were not ethnically Latin?
+1. A wee bit more background: During the imperial period eventually most of the manpower for the legions came from Illyria. Anyone who rose through the ranks on merit was thus also quite likely to be Illyrian. Since the Roman armies had a habit of marching on Rome and installing their own generals as Emperor, this would naturally lead to a lot of Illyrian Emperors.