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Dec
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comment What was the primary reason for the rise and success of the Roman republic / empire?
@Alex - No-one outside Italy could imitate Legionary tactics and logistics, and no-one in Italy could match Rome's population and wealth, both required to field effective armies. Hannibal wiped out Legions entire, and Rome still had the resources to go after Carthage while holding him at bay. Resources, tactics, logistics and long term strategy could have been this answer's "TL;DR" summation.
Dec
8
reviewed Leave Open Did Martin Luther King's political outlook change during the civil rights movement?
Dec
8
reviewed Leave Open Battle which has been decided by an epidemic plague
Dec
8
comment Battle which has been decided by an epidemic plague
@SJuan76 - Wikipedia has a category page for "Sieges Ending in Disease"? Also, I think a battle that ended because one side was too sick to carry on the fight would be interesting and not trivially answered.
Dec
8
answered Battles that ended with a disaster for all the parties
Dec
7
reviewed Leave Open If I were a well-to-do ancient Roman, could I make money by investing in the construction of an aqueduct?
Dec
7
comment If I were a well-to-do ancient Roman, could I make money by investing in the construction of an aqueduct?
Downvoting just because you don't like the questioner/answerer is counterproductive. It's flowery, overlong and has a picture because of reasons, but the question at the core of it is straightforward - were there investors in public infrastructure who hope to turn a profit in ancient Rome? This is answerable and history-related.
Dec
4
reviewed Approve How were nobles 'promoted' in aristocracies?
Dec
4
reviewed Reopen Battles that ended with a disaster for all the parties
Dec
4
reviewed Leave Open May I know more about the theory of “long period” - with regard to the interpretation of historical events?
Dec
2
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Nov
1
comment Who is the earliest recorded person?
We are not talking about a person as we might imagine them to be. We are talking about a name we can pronounce, and know it was a name we pronounced. The first was a bundled sheaf of wheat we learned from later developments in language and literature as "Inana" - a mythical goddess. The first person we can assign a name we can pronounce and without ambiguity was Narmer - so his is the first historical name. Sorry.
Oct
30
comment Who is the earliest recorded person?
Unfortunately, a signature is not a name - see the point above about Ka and Iry-Hor. It does not translate into any known language, and there is no context to it apart from being unique to a particular artist; we don't know if the artist was using it to identify themselves, or if they used it for another purpose. It's quite literally pre-historic, and we can't make any real assumptions on it. We can't even pronounce it.
Oct
30
reviewed Leave Open Who was the first Pope?
Oct
30
reviewed Leave Open What caused women lose their access to the resources and become a part of man's possessions with the start of agriculture era?
Oct
23
awarded  Necromancer
Oct
22
reviewed Looks OK Why did Spain not participate in World War I?
Oct
22
reviewed Reopen Are the Malays of Malaysia descended from Yunnan, China?
Oct
22
reviewed Reopen Why was a gold standard not stipulated in the U.S. Constitution?
Oct
22
reviewed Reopen What equipment and formations did the Muslim armies employ against the Crusades?