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Sep
30
comment Has any generation generally agreed that the next generation was better?
@AlexanderWinn - But such things would just be anecdotal, they would not demonstrate "general agreement".
Sep
29
comment Connection between “lingua franca” and Frankish people
I actually investigated this question myself once. As I remember, its an interesting story.
Sep
29
comment Roman gladiator games
Have to agree with @MarkC.Wallace here. However, I also have to admit that the attempt to parry a request for backup links in an answer as an "offtopic request for sources" made me lol.
Sep
29
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
29
revised Do Egyptian mummies contain DNA? If so, was it viable enough to analyzed it?
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Sep
29
answered Do Egyptian mummies contain DNA? If so, was it viable enough to analyzed it?
Sep
29
comment What are the causes of the 1773 Boston Tea Party?
There's a lot in this answer I'd take issue with, but the sentence that starts, "Unfortunately, historians tend to ignore British letters" is completely on target. Ignoring what was going on with the British side is a huge issue with most accounts of the American Revolution.
Sep
29
revised Where did Southern Fried Chicken come from?
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Sep
28
comment Has any generation generally agreed that the next generation was better?
I think this is perhaps one of those pseudo-questions that is really trying to make a point. For one thing, I doubt highly in anybody's ability to find an objective way to measure and answer this. (There could be polls on this. Hoping to be proved wrong here). OTOH, I'd personally readily say that about my kids' generation (Millennials vs. X'ers)
Sep
28
comment Has South Africa's economy declied since Apartheid ended?
I think the question itself seemed ok, but the title not only didn't quite match, but did so in a really incendiary way. Perhaps this edit fixes things?
Sep
28
revised Has South Africa's economy declied since Apartheid ended?
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Sep
28
revised Were there a British 'Négritude' movement?
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Sep
28
answered Were there a British 'Négritude' movement?
Sep
27
asked Where did Southern Fried Chicken come from?
Sep
25
comment What was the impetus behind the British Empire's acquisition of what is now Canada?
Nice complete answer. However, it looks like you are basically saying, "Fishing and the Fur trade". A bit overlong just to get to that. :-)
Sep
24
comment What was the impetus behind the British Empire's acquisition of what is now Canada?
It seems like it ought to be possible to have a good answerable question out of something like "What was the impetus behind the British Empire's acquisition of what is now Canada?"
Sep
23
awarded  Self-Learner
Sep
20
awarded  europe
Sep
19
revised Were there ever actual organizations of pirates?
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Sep
19
comment Were there ever actual organizations of pirates?
Thanks to Capn' Redpen for help in translation.