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Hello world,

My name is not Monster Truck II and I was not born in 1920. But here is something about me that I feel comfortable sharing. I studied physics and computer science at college and enjoy reading (history, politics, and economics) and listening to music.

Here is my bookshelf:

https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/20250758-monster?order=a&shelf=non-fiction&sort=position


Sep
19
reviewed Leave Open Why did no Independent American Indian states ever develop?
Sep
19
reviewed Leave Open State changing its name within the United States
Sep
19
reviewed Leave Open What factors enabled Europe to conquer almost the whole world?
Sep
19
reviewed Leave Open Are there ancient historical sources which have been permanently lost?
Sep
19
comment Has the USA ever taken unilateral military action?
I agree with @T.E.D.. The op is not asking for a list. She/he is just asking if it has happened before. I think it is a very valid (though trivial) question.
Sep
17
comment Does the forearm grip/handshake have a historical basis?
@PieterGeerkens Well-known secrets? ;)
Sep
16
revised Does the forearm grip/handshake have a historical basis?
Added Greek usage too.
Sep
15
comment Why was the water in roman fountains cold?
Even though this question has more to do with physics than history I still never realised that yes the water, from the aqueducts, would have felt cold to most humans. +1.
Sep
7
comment What is the truth behind this speech by (Lord Macaulay)?
Please post this as a new question.
Sep
1
comment Which nation on Earth has been under foreign rule the longest?
@Abhilash It sounds tempting but unless viewed neutrally it is very hard to define "foreign" and "national".
Aug
31
comment What is the truth behind this speech by (Lord Macaulay)?
+1 for Hansard.
Aug
31
comment What is the truth behind this speech by (Lord Macaulay)?
+1 Ngrams make it conclusive that the speech is a forgery IMHO.
Aug
30
reviewed Leave Closed When did Germany begin to store it's gold deposits abroad?
Aug
30
reviewed Leave Closed Why are there naked ancient statues?
Aug
26
comment How did Muslim traders raise investments given Islam's prohibition of usury?
It sounds very logical but the question is how "did" they, not how "can" they. That is why we need sources. The theory is very reasonable though.
Aug
26
comment When did Germany begin to store it's gold deposits abroad?
@LennartRegebro is correct to question both ;)
Aug
25
comment Did Russia help India arm itself with nuclear weapons?
@LennartRegebro Is this when Indian scientists toured a Russian facility?
Aug
25
comment Did Russia help India arm itself with nuclear weapons?
Where did you gather this from? India's weapon development seems to be mostly done at home (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smiling_Buddha).
Aug
18
reviewed Leave Closed When and how did English become the Lingua Franca?
Aug
18
reviewed Close How do we know the oldest New Testament manuscripts are copies?