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Aug
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answered What is the truth behind this speech by (Lord Macaulay)?
Aug
29
comment Did Jefferson really say this quote about patriotism?
This doesn't nessecarily mean he originally came up with the phrase, but it does at least show him saying it, which is more than we have for Jefferson. So +1 from me.
Aug
29
comment What would a Norseman in the early 11th century have worn as daily clothing?
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Aug
29
revised What would a Norseman in the early 11th century have worn as daily clothing?
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Aug
29
comment What is “discovery” in the historical sense? How do historians today view and describe “discoveries”?
In a more pedantic sense, Cook hadn't known it was there, so it was certainly a discovery for him.
Aug
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revised What is “discovery” in the historical sense? How do historians today view and describe “discoveries”?
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revised What is “discovery” in the historical sense? How do historians today view and describe “discoveries”?
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Aug
28
revised Did Jefferson really say this quote about patriotism?
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Aug
28
answered Where can I find more information on the Katyn massacre?
Aug
28
comment How was Abd al-Rahman I recognized when he arrived in Islamic Spain?
Found a reference, but my Google-book-fu isn't strong enough to make a good link of it. I put it in with instructions. :-(
Aug
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Aug
27
comment What is so special about the location of Mexico City?
Minor correction. Both of the bordering states to DC were in fact slave states. Why a non-neutral site was picked is explained nicely by following the link in this answer.
Aug
26
comment Did India turn down a permanent seat in the UN in 1955?
@MarkC.Wallace - Wow, how did nobody else notice that? Fixed.
Aug
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Aug
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Aug
20
comment What role did War elephants play in the battle of Thermopylae?
@Sardathrion - Well, I suspect Indians found them much more effective when used in the thousands, as they did. Having only 10-100 of them in a fight containing thousands of calvary and tens of thousands infantry, I don't see how they could possibly be decisive.
Aug
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Aug
19
comment Was the attack on Pearl Harbor totally unexpected?
If you follow that link and actually read the message, absolutely right that this was not a declaration of war. All it says is "it is impossible to reach an agreement through further negotiations."
Aug
19
comment What role did War elephants play in the battle of Thermopylae?
@AarãoXistoSalazar - I suspect you are talking about this animal, which as near as I can tell was a parade beast, not a war elephant.