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answered Strange symbol on Midwest brick home
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reviewed Approve What were the major strategies/ideas Britain exerted against Indian Independence movement?
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comment How did the upper class stay wealthy in the past?
Many pre-modern elites usually replicated as families holding property or rights. The family was the social location of class, "We are nobles, we own land, tenants, rights." I hope this helps.
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comment How did the upper class stay wealthy in the past?
You may enjoy reading en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crisis_of_the_Late_Middle_Ages and en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medieval_demography
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comment How did the upper class stay wealthy in the past?
The assumption that a feudal or tributary elite's demography is based in the carrying capacity of land is dubious. Elites exist by acquiring social surplus from the rest of society, they tend to be very much smaller than the bulk of society, and their reproductive strategies are fixated on self-replication as a family which is a member of a class, not maximal live births surviving to adulthood.
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comment Why didn't China try to explore or colonize the Americas?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is counterfactual.
May
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comment Why, and how, did chain stores come into being?
If you're happy with it (which you seem to be) I am happy (and have) voted to reopen.
May
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comment How historically accurate is Les Miserables?
Most primary sources that we use incidentally provide truthful representations of the past. From my perspective on the art of reading primary sources, the ideological intentionality in fictive accounts dominates the possibility of producing social history from the text. In contrast, the financial accounts of monasteries might seek to conceal individual graft, but represent an accurate account of what people believed they were producing and consuming.
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revised Why, and how, did chain stores come into being?
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May
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comment Where can I find more information on the Katyn massacre?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is a source request.
May
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reviewed Close Are there any publications in English about the Saltukid dynasty of Erzurum?
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reviewed Close Vikings as Transmitters of Red Hair
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reviewed Close Borisov aktion of 23 July , 1941
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comment Borisov aktion of 23 July , 1941
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this looks like an open ended source request.
Apr
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reviewed Leave Closed Were naval mines an underutilized weapon in WW2?
Apr
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reviewed Leave Closed How did people categorize each other in the middle ages, how did racism work?
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reviewed Close Were naval mines an underutilized weapon in WW2?
Apr
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reviewed Close Machine gun specs in WW1
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reviewed Leave Closed Why weren't Baden, Würtemberg and Bavaria independent states ever restored?