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Did explorers from different countries map North America's lands in packs? How did they divide and claim the newly discovered land for their country?

While many countries sent explorers to the New World to claim the uncharted lands, find gold and trade, did explorers in North America work in groups even though they were from different countries? ...
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Why did the Queen of Hawai'i surrender, when two thirds of the registered voters were in favour of signing the new constitution in 1893?

While drafting a new constitution, the Cabinet refused to sign it, even though two thirds of the native Hawaiians were supporting it. The fear of bloodshed made her surrender. When the Queen would ...
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Why did the Kingdom of Hawaii remain stagnant during an invasion?

Back in 1893, the Marshal of the Kingdom of Hawaii was tipped that an imminent coup was coming, therefore the Marshal requested the Kingdom to be put under martial law. The queen denied the request ...
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Did the citizens of US really back the declaration of war on Japanese Empire as it was implied by F.D. Roosevelt in his Pearl Harbor Speech? [closed]

December 7th, 1941, was the date that was to live in infamy, as mentioned by F.D. Roosevelt in his Pearl Harbor speech. Overall, the speech was quite straightforward in its goal: assurance to the ...
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How much was spent on Kennedy's plan on going to the moon in the end? Was the increase in salary and professionals beneficial?

In a short period of time, the industry wanted to double the workers, increase salaries and expenses to 60 million a year, they wanted to invest another 200 million for facilities and over one billion ...
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Largest congressional letter writing campaign in US history?

In the United States, there is a system where folks can write letters to their representative and senators in congress to bring attention to a particular issue, sometimes as a timely event or a hot-...
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Was the US debt free in 1776, as Thomas Paine claimed in “Common Sense”?

In the pamphlet's fourth chapter “Of the Present Ability of America, with Some Miscellaneous Reflections” Paine wrote that the US had no debt. However, "Common Sense" was published in 1776, by which ...
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What was Peter Pond's life like earlier and why did people think he was capable of murdering two people and being violent?

There aren’t many documentations left of Peter Pond's life, although one of the things he is accused of are two murders. According to the article "Map Maker of the Northwest", it is said that he ...
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How big was Hamilton’s actual impact on determining the outcome of the presidential election of the United States of America in 1801? [closed]

And presumably, opposite to what was depicted in the musical “Hamilton”, in a situation where Hamilton had chosen Aaron Burr over Thomas Jefferson, how would the course of history have changed in the ...
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Why did Peter Ponds father not return to take care of the family, when his wife had passed away?

Peter Pond was a Canadian fur trader and explorer during the 18th century. After serving in the capacity of a provincial trooper in four different army enlistments, he decided to pursue a career in ...
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What are some of the earliest examples of welfare states?

I was reading about Welfare States and came across this on Wikipedia: Emperor Ashoka of India put forward his idea of a welfare state in the 3rd century BCE. [...] The concepts of welfare and ...
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Which countries/empires other than European/US saw an active movement to abolish slavery?

Note: There is a similar question about ancient times, prior to 500 AD. So I'll fix the timeline for this question from 500 AD to the time of abolition of slavery in USA. I've learned (despite best ...
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Why did Thomas Paine say in “Common Sense”, that his proposed government's first laws will “have the title only of REGULATIONS”, but not LAW?

What I have in mind is that a newly formed government, especially if forged in revolution and especially if the form of government changes so drastically, from a deeply flawed constitutional monarchy ...
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How was hereditary right and the philosophy of the “Divine Right of Kings” treated by Thomas Paine in “Common Sense”?

And how did it compare to the views of the English on the matter at the time and help Paine in the case of getting the American colonies to fight and argue for freedom from the English? A French ...
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What was the evidence against Peter Pond who was accused of ordering John Ross’s murder?

In 1786 Peter Pond, a map maker, returned from his expedition. John Ross had a dispute with him, because Ross came to compete with Pond. In 1787 John Ross was killed and the accused man, who ...
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Did Jamsetji Tata write a letter to Swami Vivekananda?

Many sites 1, 2, ... claim that Jamsetji Tata wrote a letter to Swami Vivekananda on 23rd November, 1898.  Is it true that Jamshedji Tata wrote such a letter?
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In World War II what alliance power was the United States in [closed]

Please help me I need a lot of help and I have the choices of Allied Power or the alliance powers or the try powers really all the powers though I just need to know what it is the answer
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Is Hamilton's “Letter on the hurricane of August 1772” authentic and are the descriptions in the letter real, really his thoughts/experiences? [closed]

It is said that this letter changed his life, he was able to go to New York because of it. The way we wrote moved many people emotionally, is it possible that he was not even there during the ...
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Do we have any evidence of humans being outcompeted/extirpated from an environment by another animal? [closed]

I'm not quite sure how far back the reach of History SE travels, but I thought I'd push my luck! As the question asks really. Do we have any evidence that suggests homo sapiens or any of our close ...
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Which were the circumstances that allowed/made Peter Pond to be the first to map the Northwest? [closed]

Peter Pond was the map maker of the Northwest. He was the first one to take notes whilst travelling from one place to another to find and trade fur. With these actions, he initially mapped down all ...
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Was Gajah Mada of Raijua descent?

I first encountered the claim at a presentation by Geneviève Duggan at the Jakarta Institut Français d'Indonésie, in which she relayed a book of 2005 by Robert Riwu Kaho, probably titled Orang Sabu ...
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Is the anti defamation league Fascist [closed]

This image. It's from Twitter. Is it true?
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Is the following claim concerning the loss of classical Latin literature substantiated?

I first came across an uncommonly precise claim that "94% of classical Latin literature was lost during the transition period of late antiquity" while listening to Peter Adamson's History of ...
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World War II Standing Orders

I remember reading that Hitler had a standing order in place that if anyone should capture Clark Gable, who was flying in bomber crews over Germany, that Gable must NOT be harmed and must be brought ...
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U-Boat Mutiny in WW2?

In the 2018 'Das Boot' TV series, the crew of the U-Boat mutinies against their captain as they perceive him to be too cautious and unwilling to engage the enemy. Is there any historical record of a ...
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What explains this dip in Indonesian GDP growth rate in 1982?

In the years preceding it, Indonesia had been growing swimmingly, with rates as high as 9.9%, and just 8.1% in 1981. Suddenly, a solitary dip to 2.2% occurred in 1982: Google helpfully produced a ...
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To what extent were practitioners of Judaism persecuted during the Soviet Union?

I know that as a result of the policy that atheism was to be the only public religion, the Soviet Union did their best to attack Christianity. However, I am interested in knowing the extent that ...
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Was the village of Campalagian in West Sulawesi originally a Cham settlement?

I could not find any evidence on this, except an ancestral story my grandparents told me. My great-grandmother was said to come from Campalagian, a village near Polewali, in West Sulawesi. They said ...
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Were the first African Americans in Jamestown slaves or indentured servants?

Recently, Governor Ralph Northam of Virginia referred to the first African Americans to arrive in Jamestown as indentured servants. This quickly created a twitter storm of corrections, first by ...
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What would have been the consequences of not citing a casus belli? [closed]

Are there any exceptions to the rule of always having a justification for going to war? Did not having an ostensible reason (proschema) for war up one’s sleeve ever result in any consequences? Could ...
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Why did the Republic of China retract its simplified Chinese characters?

The image below shows part of the list of simplified Chinese characters introduced by the Republic of China Department of Education in 1935. They were retracted in 1936, so China continued to use ...
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At what age could you hold custody of another in 12th century England?

My question is as stated in the title. My reason for asking is that I know girls could marry at twelve, and boys at fourteen. I am wondering at what age could each have legal custody of another? I ...
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What “exactly” is the difference between “Clan” and “Family”? [closed]

The reason why I ask this question, is, because there are many non Japanese who would like to say ( For example ) Takeda Clan, instead of Takeda Family. We Japanese do not hold a huge meeting like ...
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On the Ezana Stone, who are the black and red people that the Ethiopian king was referring to?

On the Ezana stone, the Axumite (modern day Ethiopia) king wrote in Ge'ez, Sabaean and Greek to describe his victory over the Kasu (Kushites) and Nuba (Nubians). He mentions the black and red peoples,...
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What is the social history of British popular opposition to Thatcher over the miner’s strike?

I tend to watch a lot of UK panel shows and while most of the comedians are Labour/liberal I'm still surprised at just how much they seem to hate Margaret Thatcher. Particularly this seems to be about ...
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Why Christianity was “forked” from Judaism? [closed]

I was just interest why it happened that at the foundation of Christianity lies the Old Testament? It was just most authoritative religion 2000 years ago? Or any another reason?
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Is the Persian name or title Khosrow related to the name Caesar?

From what I understand Khosrow I, being the leader of the Persian Empire of 532 CE, had the title/name. What is the origin of the name Khosrow? According to Google Translate, "khosrow" in Persian ...
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Why would high-ranking officers wear a helmet exhibiting their rank near the enemy?

Buckner had arrived with his standard three stars showing on the front of his steel helmet and a nearby Marine outpost sent a signal to Buckner's position stating that they could clearly see the ...
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Which country had the largest indigenous itinerant population?

Which country has or had the largest numbers (in absolute and/or relative terms) of indigenous itinerants in any period of history? For this question, I consider itinerants to mean a group for which ...
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Why did so many generals and one admiral die in non-hostile aircraft accidents in Vietnam War?

How's the non-hostile fatality percentage of GFOs on aircraft compare to non-hostile fatality percentage in general? Still, the non-hostile fatality percentage of GFOs on aircraft still look too ...
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Was Donald Knuth the first person to typeset a book using a computer?

I came across this article, which recommends a few books. Below is a quite from the article from the part about Digital Typography by Donald Knuth: For another, the book is, well, charming. Donald'...
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Why were general and flag officers allowed to fly aircraft in combat?

LTG Frank M Andrews and Maj Gen Robert Worley both died while piloting combat aircraft in a war. I'm assuming that generals and admirals are less skilled or prepared to pilot aircraft, as their ...
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Had any 20th century navies used damage-control specialized vessels in battle fleets?

A followup or extension of this question: Was the tugboat ever part of a WWII battle group? Was there ever a ship in a modern navy specially equipped or converted so that it could keep pace with ...
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Is there any economic history account of the role of Japan's precious metal deposits in the roles of the country's early industrialization?

The Japanese archipelago is generally scarce in natural resources, but Japan has a large deposit of precious metals in the Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine, and a few other mines, to a smaller extent. Japan ...
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How low on ammunition were the Germans at Stalingrad when they surrendered?

Hitler ordered his forces in Stalingrad to fight to the “last man and last round.” A century and half earlier, a more respected German commander, Marshal Blücher claimed upon his surrender to the ...
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Does the Catholic church have a long history of child abuse, or is it something that started in our time?

There has been a debate on the causes of clerical child abuse is a major aspect of the academic literature surrounding Catholic sex abuse cases. However, I wonder what is the history of child abuse in ...
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Did Richard II of England willingly abdicate the throne to Henry of Bolingbroke?

The Wikipedia article for Richard II explains that there are contradictory accounts of what happened when Henry of Bolingbroke usurped Richard II's throne in 1399. According to the official record (...
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Was 2019 the first state of the union to have sung happy birthday?

I watched the state of the union and they sang the happy birthday song to the holocaust survivor because it was his birthday. Has something like this ever happened before?
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Operation Vengeance and Individual Targeting of Enemy Commanders

Operation Vengeance (1943) was a US military operation aimed specifically to kill Japanese Admiral Yamamoto. It looks like something weird in contemporary era: are there any similar military ...
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Why there are more people of red hair among Arabs than Mongols when both populations are naturally born with dark hair?

Question Title is edited by J Asia, see OP's comments in my answer, below. Have left rest of OP's question as is (the body of question). This question, in my limited understanding of genetics, is ...

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