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Apr
24
comment Duchy and Electorate of Saxony during the Schmalkaldic War
Thanks. How big was the Albertine territory compared to the Ernestine? Were they independent, or was there a feudal/vassalage relationship? And why did JF I become Duke after the capitulation (as opposed to, just not having any title)?
Apr
24
asked Duchy and Electorate of Saxony during the Schmalkaldic War
Apr
20
comment Why were Albanians the only nation in the Balkans who converted to Islam during the Ottoman occupation?
This answer does not explain the difference between Albania (and Bosnia) vs others in terms of their present Muslim population
Apr
17
comment Recognition of Palestine?
Koenigsberg/Kaliningrad or Tibet is an exception rather than the norm. Most of the territories occupied by the USSR during the WW2 are now independent from the USSR (e.g. Poland, East Germany, Baltic states). In the west, for example France, Austria or Western Germany wasn't annexed by the UK or the US. Honestly I think the USSR and China got away with all those because they have veto powers rather than because the international community approved them.
Apr
16
comment What was Muhammad's religion before becoming a Muslim prophet?
@BattleofKarbala as Lohoris and Jeroen pointed out, in this question I am looking for the historian's point of views as opposed to Islamic tradition. I understand the Quran is the main source of Islamic tradition, but I don't think it's generally treated as a history book. I guess Muslim historians are okay, if you have such source, as long as it is written objectively based on historical/scientific method, not merely drawn from scripture.
Apr
16
comment What was Muhammad's religion before becoming a Muslim prophet?
Thanks for your answer! However, I am actually more interested to see his individual belief. The broader context of the various religions in Arabia at that time was already covered in the question I linked What was the religion of the Arabic people before conversion to Islam?
Apr
12
asked What was Muhammad's religion before becoming a Muslim prophet?
Apr
3
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Mar
29
answered How did British queens get power over kings despite a male-dominant society?
Mar
29
comment How did British queens get power over kings despite a male-dominant society?
In the UK, there is no King Consort, the spouse of a queen regnant is a prince consort. I guess the reason is to prevent the consort from appearing to outrank the queen.
Mar
29
comment How did British queens get power over kings despite a male-dominant society?
When there is a queen regnant, such as Queens Elizabeth I & II, Queen Victoria, there is no King. So the queen didn't really "get power over King"
Mar
29
asked At which point did election in a large country become feasible?
Mar
29
accepted How big were the biggest elections during the ancient era?
Mar
22
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why does the United States keep using “old” date representations and imperial system, while being in the minority?
Mar
13
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Mar
6
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Feb
20
awarded  Nice Question
Feb
18
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
2
comment M-1 rifle ammo and grenade invasion ration
how about grenades?
Jan
15
comment Why did Charles V divide his holdings as he did?
won't his son or his son' s allies be unhappy about that?