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"The trouble with quotes on the Internet is that you can never know if they are genuine." [Abraham Lincoln]


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answered First time the sail ship technology took off
Jan
31
awarded  Revival
Jan
31
comment What was wrong with Hitler's left hand?
He believed he had Parkinson's, however he found no evidence of it.
Jan
31
answered What was wrong with Hitler's left hand?
Jan
31
comment What was wrong with Hitler's left hand?
I am sure they wanted to make him look more crazy by giving him a nervous tic or manner. Just, because people like to see great/famous people to have something odd and flaws. Why do you think people love to buy and read celebrity gossip ;-)
Jan
31
comment Why did people in some countries start to drive on the right?
Everything from the Napoleon era has been documented so carefully, that something like switching sides of roads because of whatever reason would have surely been written down, just like all the other laws and systems he imposed. Apparently Austria(Hungaria) continued to have two different side of the road driving. Precisely on the line up to where they were conquered by Napoleon.
Jan
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answered Why did people in some countries start to drive on the right?
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awarded  Autobiographer
May
25
revised Based on historical experience what would happen if/when the USA/EU fell?
Corrected spelling and rephrased a sentence
May
25
comment Based on historical experience what would happen if/when the USA/EU fell?
I actually think this question is better formulated than the duplicate question This question has more focus onto the similarities, whereas the other question is huge and too broad to get a single correct answer.
May
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suggested suggested edit on Based on historical experience what would happen if/when the USA/EU fell?
May
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comment What is the oldest road in the world that has been in continuous use?
I think the Via Appia is one of the oldest roads and still in use as well
May
24
answered How Was Roman Military Equipment Created and Distributed
May
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comment Based on historical experience what would happen if/when the USA/EU fell?
If you know this answer, would you or anyone be able to prevent it? I think it is such a thing that can only be seen in a historic perspective. And also something that would not have one common set of events. Even though "history repeats itself" it is not something you can prevent form happening, right?
May
24
comment Can someone help explain this floor plan of a mid 20th century apartment?
Going out there on wild guess, but could they not be simple shutter-like closet doors? Or maybe even sliding doors? A closet in the middle. And in Amsterdam there are a lot of old apartments that have a bedroom straight behind the front door. The design looks a bit like a cheap hotel/motel bedroom suite ;-)
May
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awarded  Critic
May
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comment When did propaganda or the influence of Media first start to have effect?
The definition of propaganda is: "a form of communication that is aimed at influencing the attitude of a community toward some cause or position". I guess even the witch doctor had some secondary motive. Probably power, standing or really believing that he had to make the people of his town act in a certain way to appease the voices in his head (aka gods & spirits). In fact religion has been a tool of propaganda throughout the ages of course. Used by many rulers to justify their position and actions. And, Monthy Python always +1!
May
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awarded  Editor
May
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revised When did propaganda or the influence of Media first start to have effect?
added 184 characters in body
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awarded  Teacher