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Feb
15
answered Did Bismarck have any influence on Hitler?
Feb
15
comment What repercussions did Agrippina's murder have for Pompeii?
@FelixGoldberg Yes, the last three block quotes are excerpted from the Google Books preview.
Feb
15
revised What repercussions did Agrippina's murder have for Pompeii?
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Feb
15
answered What repercussions did Agrippina's murder have for Pompeii?
Feb
13
comment Were Soviet warships allowed to use the Panama canal?
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/country_profiles/1229333.stm says "The canal was shut to the Soviet Union during the Cold War." Even if there was no official policy, the Panama Canal Zone (encompassing the entire canal) was an overseas U.S. territory until 1999, and the U.S. could have simply declined requests for Soviet naval ships to enter its territorial waters. As for the quotation, it reflects the political status of the canal in 2008, not during the Cold War.
Feb
13
answered Were Soviet warships allowed to use the Panama canal?
Feb
13
reviewed Reject suggested edit on How many troops died on D-day?
Feb
12
comment After the independence, did George Washington continue to wear a military uniform?
True, but the question was about whether Washington continued to wear a military uniform after independence, not specifically about whether he wore it during his presidency.
Feb
12
answered After the independence, did George Washington continue to wear a military uniform?
Feb
8
comment Ancient Civilization in non-Egyption Africa?
@user1825 lmgtfy.com/…; . 2,050,000 results. At least a few of those should be useful.
Feb
8
revised Song school vs. Han school of Confucian thought in the Qing dynasty
edited tags
Feb
7
reviewed Reject suggested edit on German Government branches during World War 2
Feb
6
reviewed Reject suggested edit on How far should I go back in Russian History in order to understand Communist Russia?
Feb
6
answered Are there ancient Greek historians who wrote about Mycenae?
Feb
6
revised What was the reaction of Western Communist Parties to Kruschev's 1956 speech denouncing Stalin?
fix grammar, modify language on Hungary
Feb
6
comment Monarchies with built-in rotation
@Hendrink I still dispute the papacy's inclusion, as the College of Cardinals is not a hereditary group, and the papacy does not cycle among generations, ecclesiastical territories, religious institutes and orders, or any other way the cardinals could be divided. To say it "rotates" because the office is not open to the general public is to say every sovereign has "rotated" into his or her position.
Feb
5
comment Monarchies with built-in rotation
The papacy does not rotate, however. The pope is elected, and once elected remains pope for life, with no term or age limit, and subject to a strong tradition against abdication/resignation. Being pope is more analogous to the Holy Roman Emperor than King of Malaysia in that respect.
Feb
5
comment Was the Byzantine follis larger than the Roman (and why, if yes)?
Again, the size of the coin is not intrinsically related to its value; the amount of precious metal contained in the coin is the primary determiner of value. A small coin containing silver will be more valuable than a large coin that is entirely copper.
Feb
4
reviewed Needs Improvement Can the University of Bologna be considered the first university in the world?
Feb
4
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