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Jul
28
comment What are the heaviest swords in the world?
The question as it is now is relevant, answerable, and non-trivial to answer authoritatively.
Jul
26
comment Why didn't Stalin use force to bring Tito into line?
A very good answer, and also, Tito was a brilliant general well used to guerrilla warfare against an imperial power, and an excellent statesman with a knack of bridging seemingly insurmountable national and ethnic divides to unite against a common enemy. Pretty much the last thing Stalin wanted to deal with as an enemy.
Jul
24
reviewed Leave Open Which trade route took the longest (in time) to travel?
Jul
24
comment The Purpose of Mystery Object 40.9.11
Excellent answer. Also, you'll note there is a hole for the exposer mechanism in the upper corner of the case, near where the tensioner spool is inside. The film was likely already light-damaged past the point of recovery with its removal, even before our stalwart historians opened the box.
Jul
24
revised What was the largest empire in terms of time of communication between its two ends?
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Jul
24
answered What was the largest empire in terms of time of communication between its two ends?
Jul
24
comment How long did belief in the Egyptian sun god Ra last?
@Questioner - The cult of Ra began to formalize its mythology and worship practices around the time of the Second Dynasty, so that's a good ballpark. It was integrated into a larger religious system during the Middle Kingdom, so Ra worship would be present in a temple to Isis and her cult at the end.
Jul
24
reviewed Approve sword tag wiki excerpt
Jul
24
reviewed Reopen How common is “decades ahead of his time” in real history?
Jul
24
reviewed Leave Open Were the Axis Powers really obligated to attack USSR and USA?
Jul
24
reviewed Leave Open What would have happened had Stalin not had the Siberian forces help?
Jul
24
comment How long did belief in the Egyptian sun god Ra last?
@jamesqf History is, by definition, the record written by contemporaries, or archaeological evidence in support of a hypothesis. Anything else is woolgathering.
Jul
23
awarded  Necromancer
Jul
23
awarded  Revival
Jul
23
answered How long did belief in the Egyptian sun god Ra last?
Jul
23
comment Why didn't the ancient Egyptians conquer an empire?
A question with an incorrect premise is still a valid question, and its answer may help the one posing the question in grappling with the subject matter. Plus, there's an excellent answer below. Vote to re-open.
Jul
10
reviewed Leave Open What were shoe soles made from in previous ages?
Jul
10
comment Where did the design of the US Colonel insignia come from?
@NathanCooper - Our standing army now is immense compared to the first half of the 19thC. A colonel is cheaper to pay than a general... especially if you don't have a two-million strong professional army to wrangle... plus they got to go fight people in the field where politicians couldn't gripe at them...
Jul
10
reviewed Reopen Was George Wallace's American Independent party (1968) “the same party” as Strom Thurmond's Dixiecrat party (1948)?
Jul
10
reviewed Leave Open Are there any battles that have been extensively studied across the world?