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Dec
11
revised Why was Queretaro chosen as a fail-safe capital of Mexico?
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Dec
11
revised How was Israel able to build a powerful military within days of the formation of the state?
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Dec
11
revised Why did Austria cede Venetia at the end of the Third Italian War of Independence?
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Dec
11
revised Is one of the causes behind the cultural atmosphere surrounding the Scopes trial, and the concepts about family, “children are the future”?
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Dec
11
revised What are the contributions of Professor Hans List?
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Dec
11
awarded  Custodian
Dec
11
reviewed Edit suggested edit on How many Russian people did Tsar Ivan IV (“the Terrible”) kill?
Dec
11
revised How many Russian people did Tsar Ivan IV (“the Terrible”) kill?
clarify which Ivan
Dec
10
answered Could senators visit Roman Egypt?
Dec
8
comment Why did the kingdoms of Scotland and England merge?
Thanks for the question, but the answers are readily found in places such as en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acts_of_Union_1707 . I encourage you to reformulate your question so that it is acceptable under the FAQ (i.e. not general reference).
Dec
7
comment What made Washington DC “dominate” politics in the USA?
@mdnth Well then, you're barking up the wrong tree. The country at large pays very little attention to D.C. itself (very different from London or Seoul, for instance), and the mayor and city council of DC have very little power or influence— they are always at the mercy of Congress, in which they do not have a seat, and because the District is so overwhelmingly Democratic, it is ignored by both parties for presidential elections.
Dec
7
revised Why did Mozambique join the British Commonwealth?
the name of the organization is simply "The Commonwealth."
Dec
4
awarded  Enlightened
Nov
29
comment What was the basis for the Nazis to support various ethnic minorities in the Soviet Union and elsewhere over the majority populations?
"Divide and conquer" is one of the oldest strategies in the book. What's to know?
Nov
14
comment After the American Civil War, which states had the most problems with rejoining the Union?
How does one measure resistance? Does a fierce Confederate militia being active in non-seceding Indiana outweigh the anti-secessionist sentiment in western Virginia? Do virulent anti-conscription riots in the north count as anti-Union actions?
Nov
13
revised When did the Roman forum fall into disuse?
a capitol is a building
Nov
13
comment What factors contributed to the U.S economy flourishing during the early cold war period?
Can you provide a citation from a historical source? This is a "politically correct" answer but one without basis. College was more "affordable," but a much lower percentage of the population actually attended. Other costs, such as food, were much higher. "Social responsibility" for corporations is a very recent development. The behavior of corporations with regard to the environment or labor, for example, was far harsher in the 1950s compared to today.
Nov
12
answered Did the Founding Fathers of the USA really make a distinction between a Republic and a Democracy (and despised the latter)?
Nov
4
comment Are parts of the Sphinx older then 5000 years?
This question is better suited to skeptics.stackexchange.com .
Oct
31
comment Were scientists in Ancient Egypt Egyptian, or were they from other regions?
@mdnth The point is that "ancient Egypt" covers thousands of years, and there would have been learned Greeks, Romans, and others at various times. Besides, the concept of "science" is a modern one should be applied carefully to other historical periods. So, at the very least, what do you mean by scientist, and what do you mean by Ancient Egypt?