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comment How much influence did the Zimmerman Telegram have?
Hmm. Not overruling the wisdom of the crowd here, but I really don't see how that other question is a duplicate of this one. They are both about the Zimmerman telegram, but that's about it.
Feb
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comment Homosexuality in ancient Sparta
It might be helpful to find the actual ancient Greek word used there, rather than trying to parse it out of an English translation.
Feb
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revised What did squires do in the middle of a medieval battle?
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reviewed Edit suggested edit on poland tag wiki excerpt
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revised poland wiki excerpt
Improved a bit. This still kinda papers over the difference between its existance as a free Republic and as a Soviet client, but I'll leave that for others to fix.
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revised Was the ancient Roman King ( i.e. rex) elected for eight years?
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comment Does (or did) any monarchy have a limited length of tenure?
...which one would imagine stimulated a rather nice enriching of the ephores coffers.
Feb
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comment What factors led to the rise of political parties in the United States?
@Drux - A good point. In fact this exact point was made by Jefferson himself while he was making his party. See jstor.org/stable/1833690
Feb
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comment What factors led to the rise of political parties in the United States?
Good stuff in here. I think Andrew Jackson (Van Buren's mentor) probably deserves some credit here too though. He was the first POTUS to unashamedly make extensive use of political appointments to supporters. See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spoils_system . Van Buren may have just been perfecting that system.
Feb
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comment How much influence did the Zimmerman Telegram have?
Probably not. Without the sub war, I suspect the best they could have gotten was a more favorable armistice, once they finally got tired of fighting. I've gone back and italicised my sentence that makes this point. However, its possible that the late British introduction of the Tank may have changed things in unpreditcable ways, if things had drug on longer. see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanks_in_World_War_I
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answered How much influence did the Zimmerman Telegram have?
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comment Are these remarks by Napoleon on Jesus genuine?
This is a very interesting question. However, it seems like it might be a better candidate for skeptics.se, no?
Feb
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comment Does (or did) any monarchy have a limited length of tenure?
As phrased, I'm tempted to migrate this question to politics.se.
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comment Were Roman emperors officially considered kings of Egypt?
@Anixx - The "while in Egypt" there is very important. A proper pharaoh has important cerimonial functions that must be carried out in person. Therefore a ruler who isn't living in Egypt cannot really be considered in the same class as the rest of the ancient Pharaohs.
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