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comment How historically accurate is Age of Empires III?
Not really sure what's the criteria to close this question when there are similar others like: history.stackexchange.com/questions/8955/… movies.stackexchange.com/questions/2876/…. Don't mean to do any bashing, just that I quite don't see why this one should be closed when the others are quite as broad and could be answered as well with a "It's a novel!", "It;s a TV series!"
Jul
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revised How historically accurate is Age of Empires III?
Simplified last paragraph & made it more specific
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asked How historically accurate is Age of Empires III?
Nov
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Nov
23
comment What is so special about the location of Mexico City?
Apart from the comments above, the question itself could be answered as "there's no real answer": Venice continues to sink every year, NY is one of America's dirtiest and polluted cities: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environmental_issues_in_New_York_City and Budapest has not changed locations since 1 AD (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Budapest#History) - yet people still live on these cities. It's like asking why Japan continues to build buildings in such a seismic area: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seismicity_in_Japan. I don't believe there's an actual answer for this question, it just is.
Nov
23
comment How come Incas believed that the Spanish were the incarnation of their “thunder god”?
Interesting, I was not aware of that. The Aztecs had the same belief with Hernan Cortes and their god Quetzalcoatl: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…. And according to this book, the Incas, Mexica and Aztecs had the same belief: books.google.com/…
Nov
22
comment Did the The Fiend/Monster with 21 Faces produce mass hysteria in Japan?
I would think that the Japanese stopped buying candy, would follow closely the news as per any new incidents and overall started to be highly suspicious of produced foods. The thing is that I am not sure if the wikipedia article is making the issue a lot bigger than it really was or if it's true that it changed Japanese society.
Nov
20
revised Did the The Fiend/Monster with 21 Faces produce mass hysteria in Japan?
Corrected spelling
Nov
20
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Nov
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revised Did the The Fiend/Monster with 21 Faces produce mass hysteria in Japan?
Claryfying the Fiend word
Nov
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asked Did the The Fiend/Monster with 21 Faces produce mass hysteria in Japan?
Nov
11
comment Did either of the World Wars involve South or Central America?
And to add a bit of info to the original question, in case a reader believes Mexico is part of Central America: Mexico did have a quite small, though active role in WWII: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuerza_A%C3%A9rea_Expedicionaria_Mexicana, however they did not fight in Europe, but "in the liberation of the Japanese-occupied Philippines". Official source (in spanish): sev.gob.mx/difusion/ejercito_mexicano/escuadron201.pdf. WIkipedia also cites some other efforts performed by Mexican citizens to aid in the war en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allies_of_World_War_II#Mexico
Nov
11
comment Did either of the World Wars involve South or Central America?
Not meaning to add another round of back and forth of comments that have nothing to do with the original question, but if Mexico can be considered part of Central or North America pretty much depends on where you are from or what authority you trust: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_America#Usage en.wikipedia.org/wiki/….
Nov
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comment What were the consequences of the bankruptcies of the Spanish Empire?
One of the links does say as fledermaus stated. Spain was the first country to go bankrupt and a bonds ("bonos" in spanish) system was created. However, the second link claims that it was a German banker - not dutch- named Jakob Fugger the one that lent the first bond. His wikipedia pages confirms he was of German origin en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jakob_Fugger as well as the Fugger family page: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fugger, which states that the founding member started in Bavaria.
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Oct
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comment What was the official language used across European monarchies in the XII century?
Very complete answer, thanks.
Oct
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accepted What was the official language used across European monarchies in the XII century?
Oct
20
comment What was the official language used across European monarchies in the XII century?
I'd say the lingua franca among monarchies.
Oct
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asked What was the official language used across European monarchies in the XII century?