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comment How long did it take for a diplomat to travel between Berlin and Vienna in the 1770's?
Upvoting for mentioning that travel by water would have been the preferred mode.
Jul
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comment Why do minor political parties in the US receive so few votes?
@FelixGoldberg is actually not exaggerating in the slightest.
Jul
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comment Have Germany and Poland ever signed a peace treaty after WWII?
Its debatable whether there was a Polish state in existence in mid 1945 too.
Jul
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comment Did Ben-Gurion attend a lecture by Trotsky in New York in 1917?
Well, given the topic, I'm inlined to believe the worst. In that case, frankly I kind of prefer not to have my suspicions confirmed.
Jul
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Jul
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comment Middle east and North africa population during the high middle ages
@LouisRhys - If you mean for the purposes of my population proportion rule-of-thumb, then no. However, the Muslim-ruled portions of Spain were culturally part of the Muslim world, with particularly strong ties to North Africa. The ruling classes and military were of Berber stock, and spoke Semitic languages. So I do think it fair to call their portion of Spain a "Neighbor of the Europeans" rather than European.
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Jul
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comment Was Christopher Colombus Polish?
Given how hated the guy has become, its a wonder anybody wants to claim him.
Jul
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comment Why, in the US, is Japanese brutality ignored compared with the Nazi brutality in WW2?
Interesting. You'd think there would have at least been some coverage of the war in the Pacific, given that much of the action happened in your backyard. I suspect schoolkids in Darwin are taught at least a wee bit about it.
Jul
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reviewed Edit Why did former Yugoslav republics dispute the legal successor of Yugoslavia?
Jul
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revised Why did former Yugoslav republics dispute the legal successor of Yugoslavia?
Serbia was a part of FRY. I've put Croatia for consistency.
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comment What devices used computer-like programs in industrial era?
Well, Ada happens to be my favorite language, so I've had occasion to read up a lot on its namesake. She had a lot more to do with Babbage's work than she's usually given credit for.
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