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Oct
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awarded  Custodian
Oct
9
reviewed Reopen Has any generation generally agreed that the next generation was better?
Oct
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reviewed No Action Needed Is there a civilization that never believed in God in the ancient times?
Oct
9
reviewed Leave Open Why did Hitler not order the use of poison gas in combat?
Oct
1
comment Why did Austronesian/Polynesian people not colonize Australia?
@Drux - During the Ice Age, lots of land routes to places existed that are no more (see "Sahul" - the continent as it was during the Pleistocene)
Oct
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awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
30
answered Symbol of the San-colottes
Sep
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awarded  Explainer
Sep
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answered How did Americans adopt processed and off-site butchered meat for domestic consumption in their food supply?
Sep
19
comment What prevented the Mongolian Empire from expanding into Europe?
@TomAu - Ummm - this comment is also ahistorical. Dan Carlin's "Hard Core History" podcast series on the Mongol conquest is a great introduction to the topic, and offers a number of points of departure for further inquiry. It may be a good tool to refine your answer.
Sep
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revised What prevented the Mongolian Empire from expanding into Europe?
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Sep
17
comment What prevented the Mongolian Empire from expanding into Europe?
This answer is ahistorical. Ogegai, not Genghis, commanded Subutai to conquer west to the Atlantic, and it was Ogedai's death that caused their recall. Further, it wasn't until the death of Möngke that the Mongol Empire became disunited.
Sep
17
answered What prevented the Mongolian Empire from expanding into Europe?
Sep
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answered Is there an example of Egypt recording defeat?
Sep
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reviewed Leave Open Why did Shostakovich not release his 4th, but did release his 5th symphony?
Aug
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awarded  Enlightened
Aug
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awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
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reviewed Leave Open Why is the Stamp Act of 1765 known as a “direct tax?”
Aug
26
answered Origin of Khans?
Aug
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comment Was the Minoan civilization warlike?
@Oldcat - Here's the deal tho: there is no evidence these weapons were used in extensive wars of aggression in either the historical or archaeological record. As a counter-example, we have both from their contemporaneous neighbors in the Mediterranean, the Egyptians and the Hittites, who were aggressive and expansionist and would be major sparring partners if the Minoans were actually war-like, and not simply pork-barrelling or potlaching with defense spending projects.