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Has any country ever annexed territory of another country without physically controlling it?

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Does Taleb's claim of epidemics with a death count of >1,000 being in the lower hundreds (in the last 2,500 years) seem accurate?

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Travel time from Zagreb to Pittsburgh in 1895

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Has a criminal organisation ever become a formal government?

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What mysterious Flemish peasant activity is depicted in this painting?

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What was a plausible timetable for a train journey across Europe in 1870?

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Who placed first on entrance exam 1805 at École Polytechnique?

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What was the constitutional status of Finland within Russian Empire?

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What was distinct about Roman culture? [closed]

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Is this a US Army military uniform cape?

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Where can I find a specific hieroglyphs website?

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How did Dred Scott v. Sandford impact our understanding of equal protection and rights under the Constitution? [closed]

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Who is represented by the small pharaonic bust in the corner of Room 1 of the British Museum- the Enlightenment Gallery?

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Why was the Kashmir issue not completely solved at the end of Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971?

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Did it really take until 1990 for "Europe"/UK to switch from glass bottles of milk to cartons? [closed]

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Why did the economic disparity between East and West Pakistan become an issue only within six years of independence of Pakistan?

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What's the reason behind the 17th century tradition of British monarchs being depicted on coins facing in the opposite direction to their predecessor?

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Where can I find all Hitler speeches in original German?

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Are there any old paintings (medieval period onwards) that actually depict the female genitalia rather than just leaving the pubic region empty?

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Is it possible to estimate a "Gini Index" from the Roman Empire?

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Were doctors who were drafted in the 1950/1960 years, compelled to take an officer's oath of allegiance?

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Why did Hitler's order to give SS members German Citizen remain in force until the 1960s? [closed]

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In allegorical depictions of geometry, why show the earth as encircled by a snake?

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How accurate is Belloc's version of European economic history in The Servile State, with regards to the seizing of the monastic lands?

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When did the Babylonian king Amel-Marduk reign?

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What year did Isaac Newton die? [closed]

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How did Jewish doctrine evolve? [closed]

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In the Nuremberg Laws, What did "Approved for Citizenship" is half Jewish mean in practice?

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When were the most reigning monarchs related to each other?

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How do we know the gender distribution of cave art painters?

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Why have hand-crafted invasion stripes and arm bands been used in recent conflicts in addition to the usual military insignia?

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When did Pontius Pilate rule?

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Is there any evidence that the US strategy at Midway was deliberate?

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Who is this monument near Huesca for?

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What is the origin of the claim of the 27 million Soviets dead in WWII? [closed]

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Which city has had the most name changes?

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How long has British women royals' solemn ceremonial dress included a sword?

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How aware were the latter Greek-speaking Romans (ERE: Byzantines) of the early history of Rome?

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What is the exact meaning of England vs. Britain before/during/after the formation of the Kingdom of England in the Middle Ages?

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Were primers for pistols in short supply?

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Was Yahweh one of the Moloch Gods?

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Does Plato's Apology depict monotheism?

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What was Syrian side of the story for the 1989 shooting of a Turkish aircraft?

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Did soldiers wear helmets in the 19th century? [closed]

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Did Bamako exist as a major settlement of trade and culture during the Mali empire?


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