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trying to learn and help others learn :)


May
3
comment How did Richard I sail through the strait of Gibraltar?
Interesting! I knew it was never as simple as backward Arabs :) Regarding the conquest of Silves, I'm not familiar about the naval tactics or sailing in general, but how did that help the sailing of the Strait of Gibraltar? Looking at the map, looks like the Northern Iberia were already at Christian hands anyway, so what were the big difference between Lisbon and Silves?
Apr
26
comment Duchy and Electorate of Saxony during the Schmalkaldic War
Ok, I understand now. Both of them are dukes, it's just the matter of which duke is also an elector. What do you mean by co-sovereign and true peers?
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
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?
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"
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?
Jan
15
comment Why did Charles V divide his holdings as he did?
Makes me wonder, was it legal for him to do so? I mean, shouldn't the Archduchy of Austria and the other HRE titles pass by primogeniture?
Jan
12
comment How did the Nuremberg Trials decide whether a guilty defendant was to be sentence to death or life imprisonment?
Is the "extenuating circumstance"/"no extenuating circumstance" part your own interpretation of the summary (I didn't see such wording in your link). How did you define "extenuating circumstance"? And also, do you mean that other counts do not matter in this case?
Dec
5
comment Has there ever been a truly multi-sided war?
@AlexanderWinn please take a look at my answer
Dec
5
comment Has there ever been a truly multi-sided war?
how about the two sides of the Chinese Civil War plus Japan?
Dec
4
comment Why do Spaniards have their lunch and dinner so late?
@LennartRegebro any reference for that tendency?
Nov
30
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
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
1
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.