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I do labour history, wikipedia and cow clickers. I also do "internet culture."


Nov
2
reviewed Leave Closed Did Abraham Lincoln have a duel with cannons?
Nov
2
reviewed Reviewed What steps were taken at the end of WW2 to prevent a WW3?
Nov
2
reviewed Close Did the indigenous inhabitants of Micronesia, Melanesia and Polynesia originate from the same diaspora?
Nov
2
reviewed Close Are there historical sources from Chinese travelers about Europe?
Nov
2
comment Are there historical sources from Chinese travelers about Europe?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is an open ended source request.
Nov
2
revised What was the size of surface of a cereal crop needed per man per year during the Dark Ages in Western Europe?
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Nov
2
answered When did waving become a part of human interaction?
Nov
1
awarded  Necromancer
Nov
1
asked What were the cultures of peasants in China during the Hundred Schools period (600-221BCE)?
Oct
30
revised What was the available level of agricultural technology in late 2nd century China?
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Oct
29
comment What mechanisms made Stalinism triumphant in Russia?
Too many questions, needs to be split.
Oct
26
comment What race were the invading Turkish armies of Anatolia?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is a request for pseudo-science.
Oct
25
comment What is it called when a Corporation purchases the rights to something to prevent it's production, to increase profit
Suggested migration to politics.se, as they're willing to cover non-historical macro economics.
Oct
23
comment The land of gold described in Genesis
This answer seems to answer the mythological question "Where is Havilah?" Not suited to this board. It does not answer the historical question, "Did people conduct expeditions to locate this mythic land?" Compare: "Where is Atlantis" to "What expeditions have people made to locate Atlantis".
Oct
23
comment The land of gold described in Genesis
This looks answerable historically: it is about the reception of the text by historically knowable groups.
Oct
22
comment What was the average percentage of taxes in Europe during the Middle Ages?
I disagree strongly with your inflation's validity, but appreciate that you argued why you were using that inflation.
Oct
22
comment What was the average percentage of taxes in Europe during the Middle Ages?
A gentle reminder that duties, tithes and rents ought to be considered alongside "taxes." There was no uncomplicated method of extracting from peasants or the third estate more broadly.
Oct
17
comment The Needham Question: What stunted China's technological and proto-scientific advancement?
Thankfully on this point, we have scholarly speculation on the counter-factual (much of the speculation is, "This is like asking why your name isn't on page 3 of the newspaper.") So it is well answerable from fixed scholarly opinion!
Oct
17
comment The Needham Question: What stunted China's technological and proto-scientific advancement?
Clarified. First time we've actually had the Needham question proper put.
Oct
17
revised The Needham Question: What stunted China's technological and proto-scientific advancement?
needham question