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revised What were the origins of the Bulgarian people?
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comment What were the origins of the Bulgarian people?
Just from the amount of discussion I'm seeing here about the evidence, I think its fair to say this question in its current form isn't about trivia or easily answered.
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revised How to rebut Holocaust denial argument?
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revised How to rebut Holocaust denial argument?
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answered How to rebut Holocaust denial argument?
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comment How to rebut Holocaust denial argument?
Again, I wouldn't even go this far. The rebuttal is counter-rebuttable by any idiot-savant with a modicum of debate skills and a working knowledge of how to wield his logical fallacies. I can think of few less enjoyable ways to spend my evening than trying to extract myself after blundering into that kind of trap.
Dec
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comment What year or period do the clothes on Professor Binns ghost belong in?
Knowing who the artist was and what they might have been trying to achieve in their depiction has everything to do with the ability to answer. For instance, if this is some 20year old graphic artist in California's idea of garb a dead Brit teacher might wear, intended only for brief use in a cartoon-style computer game roughly based on HP, I'm not sure we could say anything that isn't the deductive version of dividing by zero.
Dec
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comment What year or period do the clothes on Professor Binns ghost belong in?
IMHO, even if on-topic, this question needs way more context. I'm a minor fan of the HP books myself, and while I know who Prof. Binns was, I had no idea what "Pottermore" is, or who may have created this picture and why. I'm guessing that to the average H.SE reader, this question might as well be in Swahili.
Dec
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revised Why was slavery profitable in the Southern colonies and not New England?
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Dec
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comment Was Otto Carius fair in his assessment of American forces vs. Russians?
I'd think part of it could be that he's comparing relatively green American units (and commanders) to battle-hardened Russian ones.
Dec
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comment Has any country won a war, but lost a non-trivial portion of its territory?
@StevenBurnap - Agreed. However, it was the war that proved to the world that the UK could no longer protect its Pacific possessions (and India was effectively protecting itself with local resources). Australia in particular realized early on that they were relying entirely on the USA for protection, while they were forced to expend their own resources protecting England rather than the other way round. They weren't particularly happy about it.
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comment Has any country won a war, but lost a non-trivial portion of its territory?
On thing not mentioned here was that S-P's tactic of ceeding territory full of Italian-speakers (and particularly Garabaldi's own hometown) to France to get help with Italian unification so enraged General Giuseppe Garibaldi that he took the next opportunity he saw to liberate the south of the peninsula himself, which is what set off the chain of events that completed the unification of Italy.
Dec
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comment Is Germany to blame for WW1?
In fact, this is actually a dup of a dup. I've started a meta question on this.
Dec
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comment what are the effects of the Cuban Revolution.?(on cuba, USA, The Caribbean and the world)
@Alex ... because they tend to be (by design) both way too broad and subjective. Which this question is.
Dec
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comment Did Martin Luther King's political outlook change during the civil rights movement?
What exactly do you mean by "political outlook"? My first guess was you meant his support for nonviolence, but rereading the question, I think you are asking about something else.
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comment Did Columbus really never knew he reached a new continent?
@Polk - Sure it can. Perhaps there was a continent in the Indies that nobody knew about before. That (later) map I showed depicts a continent existing in "The Indies". So clearly contemporaries found the idea plausible.