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Nov
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revised Why was Queretaro chosen as a fail-safe capital of Mexico?
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comment Why was Queretaro chosen as a fail-safe capital of Mexico?
I have some theories, but someone better than I at Mexican history really ought to answer. I will add to your list though. Both the treates of Guadelope Hidalgo and the one leading to the Gadsen Purchase were signed there.
Nov
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revised Throughout history, how many wars have there been between Russia and Japan?
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revised When was the last time (if ever) an elector was faithless in US presidential elections?
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answered Throughout history, how many wars have there been between Russia and Japan?
Nov
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answered Did WWII Delay Indian Independence?
Nov
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comment What was the source of the idea of a republic?
I've seen some anthropologists categorize the size of societies by their governmental structures: In general the larger it is, the more hierarchal and stratified.
Nov
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Nov
9
comment What factors contribute to the fact that only a handful of countries manufacture aircraft jet engines?
The way this was phrased seemed a bit leading (and Nationalistic), which is perhaps why it garnered a couple of close requests. Hopefully this formuation is more answerable and less trollish.
Nov
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reviewed Leave Open Megafauna extinctions
Nov
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reviewed Edit What factors contribute to the fact that only a handful of countries manufacture aircraft jet engines?
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revised What factors contribute to the fact that only a handful of countries manufacture aircraft jet engines?
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Nov
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comment First evidence of intercontinental or cross-cultural trade?
Not downvoting, but it should be pointed out somewhere (and I'm picking here) that rare items can travel great distances just because they are more common close to their source, and thus more valuable further away. This could just be the result of hundreds of small transactions, rather than something worthy of being called a "trade route".
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revised First evidence of intercontinental or cross-cultural trade?
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comment First evidence of intercontinental or cross-cultural trade?
I think lapis lazuli is the prototypical example of this, as it is only found in Afghanistan, was important for making blue dyes, and thus was found all over the old world as obvious proof of some kind of trade (directly or indirectly) with central Asia. Some of it was found in Egypt dating back to 3,000ish BCE, which I believe is about a millineum older than the pots that paper refers to. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lapis_lazuli#Historical_usage
Nov
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comment What factors contributed to the rise of national monarchies in the high middle ages?
@DCK - I hope not. From what I've seen, covering that properly would require more than a few paragraphs. And that's just for France.
Nov
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comment What factors contributed to the rise of national monarchies in the high middle ages?
I'd suggest either rephrasing the title a bit, or providing a link to something that defines the term "national monarchy" for us. Its kinda squishy. (Suspicously like a school essay question would be).
Nov
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answered Did the Nazis regard chemical warfare as inhumane and “Jewish”?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why is Dravidian history ignored?
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revised When was the last time (if ever) an elector was faithless in US presidential elections?
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