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Why did General Otis Massacre Many Filipinos in the Philipines War? [on hold]

The Philippines Genocide 3 million Filipinos Killed This seems like a genocide in Philippines. The articles about genocide in Philippines are plenty and this is not my only source And why the ...
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What is the history of friendship in modern Japan?

Friendship, like any social institution, has an intellectual and cultural history. In the west this history can be traced from Greek philia through Enlightenment sympathy and sensibility, and up to ...
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Was Ludwig von Mises a holocaust survivor? [on hold]

Von Mises left Europe to avoid the Nazis. Does that make him a Holocaust Survivor?
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Bad Portrayal of Japanese in Korean Comics and Vice Versa [on hold]

I have read quite a few Japanese Comics (Mangas) and Korean Comics (Manhwas) as well as their light novels which are basically the text they are adapted from. I've noticed this trend of the two ...
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In what ways was Chemosh similar to Yahweh? [on hold]

Was Chemosh just like Yahweh? They're both the sole god of their respective tribe? So the Israelites worship one God, namely Yahweh, and the Moabites worship one God, namely Chemosh. Each ...
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Why did the later Crusades seemingly focus more on naval traversal?

I was studying some general Crusade maps and I noticed the first crusades seemed to be more land based as compared to the latter ones and I was wondering exactly why that was (besides just changing ...
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Splitting of the Moon By Prophet Muhammad [on hold]

I have read about the incident wherein Prophet Muhammad split the moon in 2 and joined them back for the people to witness. I have heard a folklore that a king in the Indian Subcontinent witnessed ...
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How did the Holy Roman Empire govern itself during the Hohenstaufen dynasty? [on hold]

How did the Holy Roman Empire govern itself during the Hohenstaufen dynasty even when there's a time of war? Because it must've been hard to govern such a messy empire?
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Did the Olympic Comittee consider cancelling the 1936 games in protest?

Did the IOC consider cancelling the Olympic Games in Germany at the time in protest of developments in Germany?
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Did Jesse Owens set out to disprove Hitlers theory of Aryan supremacy in the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin? [on hold]

The 1936 Olympic Games were held in Berlin during the rise of Nazism and Fascism in Europe during which Jesse Owens, a black American athlete won four gold medals - in the 100m, in the 200m, long jump ...
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What prompted Cuba to fight against South African Imperialism? [on hold]

After the Cuban revolution, Cuba fought for South African apartheid against the advice of his Soviet sponsors who were looking for a rapprochement with the US. What prompted such a move? Although ...
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Is there a historical example or a manuscript about troop formation or fighting stance on a boat?

Is there a historical example or a manuscript about troop formation or fighting stance on any sort of boat or ship? especially during colonialism or golden age of pirate, no specific location so ...
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Why did Ronald Reagan veto the Anti-Aparthied Bill of 1986? [on hold]

Ronald Dellums, a black, and openly socialist democratic member of the senate, began his campaign to end US support for the South African regime for apartheid in 1972. By 1986 he had put together ...
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Has anyone written Australian history from the perspective of the original inhabitants - the aborigines?

I once read that an aboriginal man from Australia in an ironic gesture planted a flag on English soul and proclaimed it now was a part of the aboriginal empire. I’m curious as to whether there have ...
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Were there any successful revolutions that didn't end in a totalitarian regime? [on hold]

By revolution, I mean a violent overthrow of a system of government, from within the country itself. So, the American Revolution doesn't count for my question, since it was a revolution to push out an ...
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What was the process to claim ownership of unclaimed land in the old West

Was wondering about the process of claiming land in the Old West (US) in the 1860-1890 time period. If I was in Nevada, say, and saw a valley that I wanted to have as a ranch, and there was no other ...
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When the Swiss Guard was formed, was the height requirement 6' 8"?

The current minimum height required for the Swiss Guard at the Vatican is 5'8". Has that always been the case? I remember reading years ago that the minimum height requirement used to be about a foot ...
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What, if any, futurists that went to war actually denied the movement later?

When I studied art in high school my teacher mentioned that most futurists that went to war later denied the movement. I couldn't find anything relating to this in the interwebs, other than the fact ...
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Did Hitler nationalize anything? [on hold]

I want to see if German Fascism nationalized anything. Was it closer to the centrally planned, Communist model or the Neo-liberal, free market, social welfare state model? Or did Fascism combat ...
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What does this signature say?

I’m having difficulty of reading what this fancy signature or fancy writing says on my great grandfather’s ring?
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Why mythical god-like figures share common attributes like wings or lion body parts [on hold]

I know some of this mythological depictions are supposed to represent many things like nature forces, and I know Jung's Archetypes theory about symbols founded on the unconscious mind. However I want ...
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Why did the negotiations between Henry V of England and France fail?

Before Henry V of England resumed the Hundred Years War against France, he and the French government acting for Charles VI who was mentally ill were negotiating for a peace treaty where Henry V would ...
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When did the US colonies/states stop making their own currencies?

This article about the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_dollar#History shows that some of the colonies had their own currencies. It seems from the article that the dollar was around ...
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Can anyone identify these uniforms?

Can anyone identify this military uniform that my great-great-grandfather is wearing
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Is this artwork (used in a video game) real?

In Phantasmagoria video game you can find an artwork (most probably a tapestry) that looks like real piece of art and not something made for the game. I've done some research, but I wasn't able to ...
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Why did towns became ghost towns after the mines dried up?

It seems that the gold rushes on every country produced a number of ghost mining towns, when the mines that supported said towns produced no more ore, or it was too expensive to continue mining. My ...
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How does a heraldic eagle become a nazi symbol?

The Heraldic Eagle, or Reichsadler is still to this day used as the coat of arms of the German empire. Its use in the coat of arms, and on German symbolism generally picture an eagle with curved wings ...
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How did Southern slaveholders in the United States relate to the Caribbean and Latin America?

The assertion in bold from Eric Hobsbawm's The Age of Capital piqued my interest. I am quoting most of the paragraph in case the context may help. A large part of the south-west – California, ...
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What is the brown doll on Nicolás de Ovando's desk?

Nicolás de Ovando (1460-1511) was Spanish governor of the Indies (Hispaniola) before the age of the viceroyalties. In this anonymous portrait from Wikipedia, work materials are artfully arranged ...
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Can world systems theory apply to empires?

World systems theory categorizes the economic relationships of countries by placing them in a core or a periphery. In this model, core countries exploit resources in the peripheral countries. This ...
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Did Midway provide the strategic opportunity Japan sought? [on hold]

We all know that the Battle of Midway was a disaster for the Japanese Empire, and a turning point of the Pacific War. Events did not turn out as the IJN had hoped. But the result by no means was a ...
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Is there a source for Medieval army composition and tactics across cultures?

It's mostly a source question, because the topic is too large to be covered by simple questions and answers, so im sorry if i posted this in the wrong place. I'm trying to research on the ...
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Which areas of Romania are documented historic battlegrounds? [on hold]

Share a map or describe, where the areas are. It is not necessary to go into detail why and what happened, I am only interested in where. No specific time period.
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Did every medieval village in Europe have a manor, castle, or other type of lord's residence?

I know that some villages were the sole and only property of certain minor lords or knights. Such villages surely had a manor (or even a castle) where the lord lives. On the other hand, many lords ...
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Did any Nazi court convict officers of atrocities that went “too far” even by SS standards?

The English language Wikipedia article on the Dirlewanger Brigade in Belarus quotes Martin Kitchen, The Third Reich: Charisma and Community, p. 267, stating that the unit: committed such shocking ...
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Why might one think that Australia gained independence from the UK in December 1920?

I'm looking at a dataset claims that Australia gained independence from the UK in December 1920.† I found this puzzling and this could very well just be a mistake. But I'm wondering if there's any ...
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Did any UK declaration of war extend automatically to Australia?

On 1939-09-03, the UK declared war on Germany and Australia did the same. A New Zealand government website claims: In contrast to its entry into the First World War, New Zealand acted in its own ...
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What are some symbols representing peasants/oppressed persons fighting back?

I am curious if any groups prior to the 20th century (meaning that the peace sign is excluded) had a symbol to represent their revolt against an oppressor. One could imagine branded slaves turning a ...
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What percentage of buildings in Greater London were destroyed during WWII?

I would like to do as direct as possible comparison with the bomb damage which occurred in German cities. This is listed as percentage buildings destroyed in Max Hasting's Bomber Command. I already ...
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What did indigenous North Americans trade amongst themselves before Europeans arrived?

Once the colonial era began around 1500 or 1600, Europeans and Native Americans started trading. As far as I'm aware, the principal trade was beaver pelts in exchange for iron axes. But I'm ...
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Have there been instances of a monarchy being reintroduced after being abolished? [closed]

This question is partly inspired by this question. Abolishing monarchies is traditionally done via a revolution (I'm not aware of any instances of the converse). If the revolutions turn out violent, ...
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How can I research multiple raids at the Somnath Temple?

The Somnath Temple was raided several times during the 11th century. I've reviewed the material in Wikipedia, but I want to dive deeper. In particular, I'd like to know when Shree Hamirsinh Gohil ...
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Did people talk about sex as much in the past as they do now? [closed]

Humans have probably always been very interested in the subject of sex and spent a great deal of time thinking of it but did they talk about it as much as we do in Western societies today? And how did ...
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Why did the Japanese attack the Aleutians at the same time as Midway?

Here's where I am starting from: Aleutians, Battle of Dutch Harbor - June 3–4, 1942. 2 smaller aircraft carriers. Main Midway battle. June 4-7. 4 big carriers, with 2 smaller that weren't right ...
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What is the context for Glennon's intelligence gathering trip to Russia in 1956

In 1956 my father, John J. Glennon (Librarian for the what is now the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics), was one of the few fluent Russian speakers in the US, as I was given to ...
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When did the Roman Empire fall according to contemporaries?

The Roman Empire divided itself into two parts, the Eastern Roman Empire headquartered in Constantinople and the Western Roman Empire headquartered in Rome. The city of Rome itself fell in the year ...
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What is the relationship between land claims and ranks of nobility? [closed]

I'm of the understanding that nobility tittles in ancient Europe(and maybe nobility in general) entail land claims. However, does the significance of their tittle affect the size of land given to them?...
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Why is 26th January India's Republic Day?

I read on Wikipedia that 26 January celebrated as India's Republic Day because it is on this day in the year 1929 that the Indian National Congress proclaimed the declaration of independence as ...
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Why is Afghan Independence Day celebrated on August 19th and not August 8th?

The Treaty of Rawalpindi (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) was signed on August 8, 1919. The Annexure (same date) states very clearly: You asked me for some further assurance that the Peace Treaty which the British ...
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When did Tsar Nicholas II become Tsar of Russia?

I'm having trouble understanding the technicalities of throne inheritance in the Tsardom. Did Nicholas II become Tsar after his fathers' death on the 1st of November 1894, or did he become Tsar after ...

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