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Feb
15
reviewed Leave Open What factors made success a possibility for the South in the American Civil War?
Feb
15
reviewed Leave Open How did Greeks make greek fire?
Feb
15
reviewed Reopen What kind of music was played at European, High Middle Age (c. 1100-1400 A.D.)'s medieval universities' ceremonies?
Feb
15
reviewed Reopen Why did the Romans incorporate and rename the Greek pantheon?
Feb
15
reviewed Reopen Why did the US drop nuclear bombs on a weakened Japan?
Feb
11
comment Who first in human history has promoted equality rights of all people?
@user438 - History is generally written by those who were able to speak with witnesses or read other written accounts of the event. Once you write down oral history passed on from a time long distant, you have literature, and not history. Important in its own right, but not relevant here.
Dec
5
reviewed Reopen When was the last time a reigning monarch personally participated in battle?
Dec
5
reviewed Leave Open Did the proto-Indo-Europeans displace or overlay the pre-existing European tribes?
Dec
5
reviewed Leave Open How were the first computers on the internet connected?
Dec
4
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
4
reviewed Leave Open Have there been other examples of reunification/annexation, such as in the Crimea, that succeeded without using deadly force?
Dec
4
reviewed Leave Open Did the division between East and West Germany coincide with cultural boundaries?
Dec
4
reviewed Leave Open When did the French Revolution end?
Dec
4
reviewed Leave Open What type of people were most likely to be suspected of witchcraft in Salem?
Nov
21
comment Strange Symbol Painted on Basement Floor
It's similar to a number of alchemical symbols - which one it's meant to be will indicate who left it, as different secret societies and spiritualist movements laid claim to different alchemical elements as part of their rite. A photo of the symbol would clarify things.
Nov
20
awarded  Necromancer
Nov
14
comment Were cavalry used in first World War?
@MarkC.Wallace - the Battle of High Wood Hill was part of the Battle of the Somme. More particularly, the Battle of Bazentin Ridge, where dragoons (mounted rifles) and honest-to-gosh lancers defeated and held temporarily German machine-gun and artillery positions after being softened up by artillery and infantry. It is a very interesting answer and needs more citation.
Nov
14
awarded  Civic Duty
Nov
14
comment Who should be the king/queen of England?
This is the correct answer - the rituals and rules of succession are largely window dressing in the service of political maneuver, up to and including military conquest. The rightful monarch is whoever has the political backing to have their legitimacy accepted.
Oct
30
awarded  Revival