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comment Which came first, the shield or the sword?
@YannisRizos - Axes and clubs were far more common infantry weapons in the chalcolithic and early bronze age. Daggers are fairly useless in combat, due to the reach and momentum of the larger weapons - it wasn't until bronzeworking became advanced enough to support flexible and strong blades that the dagger was lengthened to the sword - and even then, transitional weapons like the khopesh came first.
Feb
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Which country ruled Flanders in the 16th century?
Feb
26
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What happened to Japanese employees after Pearl Harbor?
Feb
26
comment Is it true that US tracer rounds were red and VC green during Vietnam war?
Great answer - can you offer a cite for further exploration on the topic?
Feb
23
comment Why did France make an alliance with the Kingdom of Sardinia-Piedmont in the 1850's?
@FelixGoldberg - A minor power that also wound up with the united Italian throne, and kept it until the second world war. Much like the Habsburgs and Hanvovers, the Savoys were everywhere in European nobility. An alliance with their seat of power couldn't hurt, especially as a political marriage was out.
Feb
22
comment What are the earliest examples in history where one state/people stepped in to rescue another?
The term is "Amical Protectorate" - where a major power steps in to defend a weaker one without demanding much in return (tho the Baltic states and Karelia may disagree). It's a tough term to search on, tho, as the British Empire was littered with protectorates of other sorts in places where ancient civilizations flourished, and this poisons the search results.
Feb
22
answered Why did France make an alliance with the Kingdom of Sardinia-Piedmont in the 1850's?
Feb
22
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Feb
21
reviewed Leave Open To what extent were religious groups persecuted in the Soviet Union?
Feb
21
reviewed Close What were the long-term effects of Reconstruction in the South?
Feb
21
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Feb
21
reviewed Close Looking for the source of a quote on Nazi ideology
Feb
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reviewed Leave Open What is the approximate value of treasure seized by privateers from 1567 to 1720?
Feb
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reviewed Leave Open Where Can I Find Copies of the Richmond Enquirer?
Feb
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reviewed Close Who first in human history has promoted equality rights of all people?
Feb
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reviewed Close Earliest Recorded Name in History?
Feb
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reviewed Leave Open What is the single longest Presidential Campaign run in the United States?
Feb
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reviewed Leave Open Before Pearl Harbor, what percentage of Americans believed the US would stay out of the war?
Feb
21
comment Who first in human history has promoted equality rights of all people?
@Guest - That is too fine a hair to split.