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Nov
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comment Why did Britain object to the Ottomans bringing its ships-of-the-line against Russia in the beginning of the Crimean War?
and Turkey just agreed to getting their ships and men decimated?
Nov
30
asked Why did Britain object to the Ottomans bringing its ships-of-the-line against Russia in the beginning of the Crimean War?
Nov
23
asked Did Andrew Jackson kill Dickinson fairly according to the customs of duels at the time?
Nov
22
comment Historically, how come we have 7 days in a week?
Does this article help? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven-day_week
Nov
7
comment What type of workers were there who built the pyramids in Egypt
related: What kind of labor was used to build the Egyptian pyramids?
Oct
12
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Oct
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comment What kind of crew members did ancient artillery teams consist of?
@MarkC.Wallace not sure if it counts, but according to this Napoleon only had average height.
Sep
27
comment Why did Christopher Columbus think he had arrived near Japan?
yeah, but anyways not because he's dumb
Sep
26
comment What kind of crew members did ancient artillery teams consist of?
@FelixGoldberg ah, ok. Didn't Septimius Severus fought the Parthians?
Sep
26
comment Which roman emperors were not ethnically Latin?
most of them...
Sep
26
comment Why didn't the Persians make and use ballistas and other kinds of artillery?
asked a follow-up question regarding the "brawny and brainy" theory here
Sep
26
asked What kind of crew members did ancient artillery teams consist of?
Sep
26
comment Why didn't the Persians make and use ballistas and other kinds of artillery?
@PieterGeerkens Did the grenadier act as the "mathematicians" too? Or did they have some less muscular, but smarter people to do it?
Sep
23
revised Does History confirm that prosperity, capitalism, and some form “democracy” or representative republican form of government always go hand in hand?
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Sep
23
comment Why did Britain and France not declare war against the Soviet Union when it invaded Poland in WW2?
@Anixx, yeah, but the support and assistance has to come at once
Sep
23
comment Why didn't the Persians make and use ballistas and other kinds of artillery?
For example, you seem to imply that the Persian culture has different attitude towards big man studying mathematics (compared to the Greeks or the Romans), if this is true, can you support this by explanation or reference? Also, can you elaborate on "I suspect that the Persians simply didn't expend enough effort in peacetime to build the necessary infrastructure"?
Sep
23
comment Does History confirm that prosperity, capitalism, and some form “democracy” or representative republican form of government always go hand in hand?
@Vector good points, 1) listing several examples doesn't prove that it is the trend, and 2) modern democracies haven't been around too long. I'll try to address that in the answer
Sep
23
comment Why didn't the Persians make and use ballistas and other kinds of artillery?
In addition to the lack of source, it's the last paragraph (which you admit is the weakest one) that make your answer relevant to the question. Otherwise, it is just general observations and unsupported analysis about how artillery corps work.
Sep
22
answered Does History confirm that prosperity, capitalism, and some form “democracy” or representative republican form of government always go hand in hand?
Sep
12
comment Are Shi’i imams really directly related to the Prophet Muhammad?
@LennartRegebro but most probably it's Shia believer who wrote that article. And probably based on Shia Islamic tradition rather than history