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Jan
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answered Why does the monarchy of Belgium still exist after Leopold 2?
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revised Which Babylonian tablets contains the list of squares and cubes?
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revised Which Babylonian tablets contains the list of squares and cubes?
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answered Which Babylonian tablets contains the list of squares and cubes?
Jan
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comment What was the reason for the Ottoman invasion of Otranto?
@astabada - Transpose FTL!
Jan
10
comment Gender Color Association: When did boys become blue and girls pink?
It definintely doesn't go back as far as recorded history, as blue is (perhaps arguably) a fairly recent color.
Jan
10
comment How many hours per day did a Sumerian farmer sleep?
@Drux - I'd be interested in that. Given the contents of some of the Old Norse myths and things like Beowulf, I'm guessing a lot of hanging out in a big fire-lit (and heated) halls was involved.
Jan
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revised How come the British did not notify the Poles about the Molotov-Ribbentrop secret protocol?
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revised How come the British did not notify the Poles about the Molotov-Ribbentrop secret protocol?
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answered How come the British did not notify the Poles about the Molotov-Ribbentrop secret protocol?
Jan
10
comment Why is the Commonwealth of England considered a Republic?
Still, IMHO if the important decision about succession is made one guy rather than voters, calling it a Republic (without the word "Bannanna" on the front) is a bit of a stretch.
Jan
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comment Why is the Commonwealth of England considered a Republic?
Yeah. My basic problem with this answer is that you could intensifiy those smileys a bit, and use it to justify the name of "The Democratic People's Republic of Korea".
Jan
9
comment What role did Jews play in the Punic Wars?
@NathanCooper - Not only were they both semetic, they were both Central Semetic. Not only were they both Central Semetic, but within that group they were both Northwest Semetic (as was Aramaic, which much of the Torah was written in). Not only were they both Northwest Semetic, but within that grouping they were both Cananite ( en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canaanite_languages ). There's a nice tree here: mathildasanthropologyblog.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/… . It would not be unreasonable to look upon the ancient Jews as the Phonecians' "country cousins".
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Jan
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comment What was the reason for the Ottoman invasion of Otranto?
(while noting that you may still be editing this) - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mehmed_II claims the Sultan's intention was to use it as a bridgehead in Italy with the eventual goal of conquering Rome and "reunite the Roman Empire", but doesn't source it.
Jan
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revised Was the Roman Empire based on a 'plunder economy'?
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Jan
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comment Why China was able to unify and not Europe
I agree that it might. However, it also might not. While you could be dead-on, its fairly easy to make reasonable-sounding general speculations of these kinds. Newspaper astrologers make their livings that way. So I'd like to see some kind of backup for such things before upvoting.
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