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answered Are there wars still going on, but officially ended? (found two)
Apr
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comment Which came first, the shield or the sword?
One clarification here: The Zulus were throughout their history an Iron Age people. They preferred fighting with spears to swords, but they were always iron-tipped.
Apr
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comment How many people in the US starved to death during the Great Depression?
I have some family experience with this. My great-grandfather was a doctor in rural Oklahoma during the depression. My grandmother used to help him in the office, and told me stories of parents bringing in "sick" kids, and being given "prescriptions" for food, fillable at the drugstore downstairs. This was in SE Oklahoma, which was not even the part hardest-hit by the dust-bowl.
Mar
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comment During the Great Depression, roughly what proportion of Americans lived below the World Bank PPP $1.25/day poverty line?
Edited to clarify the inflation adjustment of the dollar amount. Someone tell me (or fix it) if I got it wrong.
Mar
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revised During the Great Depression, roughly what proportion of Americans lived below the World Bank PPP $1.25/day poverty line?
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Mar
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revised Is there a definition of history separate from the definition of politics?
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Mar
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comment How did Newton support himself during his research?
@jinawee - Perhaps I'm being dense, but I don't see the answer in there.
Mar
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revised How did Newton support himself during his research?
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comment Is 529 the largest simultanious death penalty verdict ever?
Was there any actual mass legal trial with a verdict though? The link there kind of implies they were all just summarily strung up.
Mar
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revised Is 529 the largest simultanious death penalty verdict ever?
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revised Is 529 the largest simultanious death penalty verdict ever?
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revised When were the heresy laws abolished in England?
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revised What happened to all the french guillotines?
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revised Why did Michigan abolish capital punishment so early?
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revised What is the oldest state/nation that has abolished the death penalty?
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asked Is 529 the largest simultanious death penalty verdict ever?
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comment What would slaves in the Roman Empire call their masters?
@jwenting Latin is fairly well universally placed within Indo-European, whereas there's a huge debate about Etruscan, but it is pretty much agreed that it is not Indo-European. Latin certianly borrowed some words from it, but it almost certainly was never just a dialect of Etruscan.