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Jun
8
comment Why did any slaves or former slaves choose to fight against Britain in the Revolutionary War?
The British were already the rulers when the terrible things were going on. Why would a slave assume that keeping the same people in charge would make life better?
Jun
7
comment Why did any slaves or former slaves choose to fight against Britain in the Revolutionary War?
Why would they have benefitted more from a British victory?
May
18
comment Before 1961, what did they think would happen to people in weightlessness?
@user69715, people in earth orbit don't experience gravity because they are in free fall, not because they are too far away from the earth.
May
11
comment How do we know that prostitutes were very common/popular in Corinth around Jesus' time?
What version of the Bible did you read this in? The translators and commentators probably have published notes about their work.
May
5
comment Why, and how, did chain stores come into being?
@twosheds, it sounds like you have some valuable knowledge to share. You should write an answer of your own.
May
1
comment How much of colonialism profit was continued post-colonialism by neo-imperialism/neo-colonialism?
Is it imperialism when BP pays Abu Dhabi for mineral rights (for example)? Explain what you mean by neoimperalism and this might be a stronger question.
Apr
14
comment How long did it take to build earth dikes with low-tech tools?
@rwallace, I've edited the question to try and put it in a historical context. If my edit changed the question too much, feel free to edit it further -- as long as it stays tied to history.
Mar
12
comment What did the paper money of the Ilkhanate look like?
This is a great answer. I would love to see a picture to go with it, but I wouldn't be surprised if a description is all that's available.
Feb
19
comment Is there a way to determine where specific Quartermaster Depot companies were based in WWII?
Would it be better to ask simply where X quartermaster depot was located during the war?
Feb
11
comment Why did the USSR preserve the national republics?
@kubanczyk, thanks for following up -- sarcasm and the like doesn't work well in text.
Feb
11
comment Why did the USSR preserve the national republics?
-1 "no country was officially invaded by Red/Soviet Army" Seriously?
Jan
21
comment Did Native Americans sabotage telegraph lines running through their territory?
@jamesqf, for my particular purposes, the reason they might have pulled down the lines isn't important.
Jan
19
comment When did worshiping of ancient Greek gods come to an end?
@Piper, the debate in the comments could be dealt with by providing sources. Do you have any source for your assertion that the ancient Greek religion was continuously practiced from ancient times to the modern day?
Jan
19
comment When did worshiping of ancient Greek gods come to an end?
@XZVR, that's an interesting position. I think you'll find that many people do not consider an unknowing reference to the name of a pagan god the same thing as worshipping a pagan god.
Dec
26
comment Jewish Slave Owners in the United States
@TylerDurden and twosheds, I would love to see whatever data you guys find get added to an answer for this question.
Oct
10
comment Is there a civilization that never believed in God in the ancient times?
@JimThio, with two asterisks.
Oct
9
comment How similar were Finnish and Lenape slash-and-burn agriculture?
Bailyn's statement was brief and without details (as it was incidental to the main story). All I know so far about their similarity is that they were both slash and burn.
Oct
9
comment How similar were Finnish and Lenape slash-and-burn agriculture?
@MarkC.Wallace, that's basically the point of this question. I'm guessing that they used different implements, planted different crops, made different use of beasts of burden, etc., but I just don't know.
Oct
9
comment Did any European/American settlements in the Ohio Country survive the French and Indian War?
If it was destroyed and replaced, I'd say that doesn't count as a survival.
Oct
9
comment What type of defenses did the Pequot use at their fort?
I've seen that engraving, but I just couldn't make sense of it. The second image really helps.