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revised What were the animals on the Coat of Arms of Edward IV of England?
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revised Writing systems in South America?
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comment How did Greece avoid the Soviet sphere of influence?
Good question. Note that there were also fears (at least in the USA) that Italy might pass into the Soviet sphere. See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
Nov
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comment Did Alexander the Great destroy a city to demonstrate his ability to reign?
Alexander was born into the helm of the ancient world's mightest military machine, and just piloted it competently for a few years. To my mind the more interesting person is is father Phillip, who built the machine. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_II_of_Macedon
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revised When did the Roman forum fall into disuse?
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comment Writing systems in South America?
@RISwampYankee - Given the ordering of things in societies that invented writing, I think the trade part is the more important. I don't think either of the cultures you mentioned had enough trade that not being able to record and track it was a major issue. I'll clarify that line in that sense.
Nov
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reviewed Edit suggested edit on How did people travel to remote islands like Easter Island?
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revised How did people travel to remote islands like Easter Island?
Fix formatting, links
Nov
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comment What was the societal wealth demographics when the major pyramids were built?
I don't believe the pyramids of Egypt attest to an unusual distribution of wealth for an ancient empire, but rather to the unusual total wealth available to the rulers of the lower Nile valley. Sometimes quantity has a quality all its own.
Nov
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comment In what year was the conquest of the Incas completed?
I'm pretty sure this is general reference
Nov
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on How did Europeans first acquire gunpowder?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on What really happened to the Maya civilization?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why was Queretaro chosen as a fail-safe capital of Mexico?
Nov
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comment Has the US Congress's power to declare war been rendered superfluous by recent conflicts?
+1, but actually, the last time I heard it brought up was during the NATO action over Libya last year. nytimes.com/2011/06/16/us/politics/16powers.html?pagewanted=all
Nov
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comment Where can I find information about prior Israel/Gaza conflicts?
Finally found the timeline, starting from Nov 8: theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/11/… . For history before then, look up the wikipedia entries on Gaza and Palestine.
Nov
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comment Where can I find information about prior Israel/Gaza conflicts?
I came across an attempt at a non-partisan timeline for the latest conflict a few days ago. If I can find it again I'll put up a link.
Nov
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comment Has the US Congress's power to declare war been rendered superfluous by recent conflicts?
Related question: history.stackexchange.com/questions/259/…
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on If Bill Clinton was impeached, why did he finish up his second term