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What are the RGB color codes of national colors?

I am looking for a list of national colors of the 196-odd countries along with the RGB (or other) color codes that I can use in a computer program.
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How did the Boston Tea Party protest affect the British?

"The Boston Tea Party was a political protest that occurred on December 16, 1773, at Griffin's Wharf in Boston, Massachusetts. American colonists, frustrated and angry at Britain for imposing “...
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Hitler's view on his botched career as a painter?

It's well known that Hitler wanted to be a painter. But his painting were pretty drab and it is said that he lacked the talent. My question is how did he view his botched career as an artist in the ...
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What is a natural born citizen? [closed]

Article II of the U.S. Constitution describes the qualifications to serve in the nation's highest office. Only the natural born citizen is eligible to serve as president. Precisely who is that citizen,...
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How many times has inclement weather foiled attempts to navally invade the UK? [closed]

Inclusive of situations where inclement or unseasonable weather delayed the ability to set sail long enough that British ships/fleets were able to foil the plan by direct actions, how many times has ...
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How sophisticated were efforts to track the spread of past pandemics?

I am currently inquiring into the COVID Tracking Project for a first-year university course. I would like to give some historical context, i.e. past attempts at epidemic tracking. Searching the web ...
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Were there historical efforts to train apes to do the work of enslaved humans?

I remember once reading something that suggested that in the Victorian era, there were failed efforts to raise apes to perform menial field labor and replace enslaved humans. Supposedly the hand grip/...
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Is there any evidence that people in the late Pleistocene understood that their environment was changing?

Of all the periods of geographic and climactic transformation our planet has undergone, the late Pleistocene is of particular interest to historians, since it was the first to be witnessed by human ...
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Was John Stuart Mill against democracy in India?

I heard in a talk that John Stuart Mill was in favor of democracy in his own country but against democracy in India, I read the following in a paper - Mill’s support of British imperialism may seem ...
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Were there ancient complaints against wealth being due to closeness to the ruler?

Consider the sentence “The king is the one at whose side wealth walks”. It is taken from the Babylonian Theodicy, a poem which was written somewhere between 1500 B.C. and 1100 B.C. and which is ...
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What uniform is this (German/WW1?) and could a 15–16 year old be wearing it?

I was told that this would be a German uniform from WW1. Is that correct? I would assume that would be right, however, the picture is from spring 1917 and the young man was only 15–16 years old in ...
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How large was a Byzantine administrative Bandon?

Wikipedia states that in the Byzantine context a Bandon could denote a cavalry unit of 300, a military unit of 200-400 or an administrative unit. It further claims that originally the military and ...
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what does “the tumultuous events of 1990” mean? [closed]

A UN post says All those efforts were possible only because Togo had moved on a path towards democracy, he said. The process of creating a pluralist democracy had been in place since the tumultuous ...
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In the Middle Ages - 18th century, how long would it take for a blacksmith forge a regular farming scythe to a war scythe?

Whenever I look up how long it took for a blacksmith to certain tools or weapons, I just get information on forging swords. Let's say a peasant is trying to make his scythe efficient for self-defense ...
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How did Britain and Russia block the railway in Iran?

Karen Armstrong (2000): [...] both Britain and Russia promoted only the technology that furthered their own interests and blocked such inventions as the railway, which might have benefited the ...
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What information is there on the totality of the War Department General Orders? [closed]

This question stems from another question I recently asked about General Order 207, dated July 3rd, 1863. This question all led me to research GO 205 and 206. I was able to find General Orders 205 and ...
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What are some well-researched books about ships during the Age of Sail? [closed]

I have tried to find well researched and detailed books, but all I seem to be able to find are books about model ships or fiction books about sailors. As a layman, I’ve entertained the idea that I ...
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What is “belligerent ground” as referenced in this 1863 General Orders signed by Abraham Lincoln?

I came across several things in General Order 100 signed by President Lincoln titled “Instructions for the Government of Armies of the United States in the Field”, which can be found here. Article 50 ...
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What is the punishment of “cashiering” referenced in this 1863 General Order by Abraham Lincoln? [closed]

I came across several things in General Order 100 signed by President Lincoln titled “Instructions for the Government of Armies of the United States in the Field, which can be found here. Article 46 ...
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What is meant by “prize money” in General Order 100 (Civil War era, dealing with war booty)? [closed]

I came across several things in General Order 100 signed by President Lincoln titled “Instructions for the Government of Armies of the United States in the Field, which can be found here. In article ...
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What is the historical explanation for september-july school year systems vs. april-march systems?

I've heard from colleagues and on-line sources that the Japanese school system starts the school year on 1st of april and I've heard the same used to be true in Germany. In Belgium, where I live, I ...
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How was “patronage” actually transferred in Medici Florence?

The Medicis commissioned art and patronized artists. By what mechanism was this achieved? Did someone literally just hand a bag of florins to an artist? I'm interested in the whole process, from ...
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How can I research an old Nazi ring that grandfather brought back from war? [closed]

My grandfather brought back a ring, it has the swastika on it. How can I find out more about it and the value it? I have asked several people and gone to many pawnshops, I have no idea where else to ...
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When was the last time the US had the highest GDP per capita?

I never associated the United States with the label of the richest country in the world so it greatly surprised me that according to some estimates there was a time when the U.S. had the highest ...
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What would be the modern equivalent of Jane Austen family's estate's expenses in terms of purchasing power during her childhood? [closed]

I read that the Austen family was considered to be at the lower end of the gentry of her time. What would their annual expenses look like expressed in 2020 USD, measured by purchasing power, and how ...
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How did bank transactions (or “data” transactions) work when it took people weeks to travel vast distances?

I am designing a prototype for a distributed database that could work across vast distances of space, like the goals behind IPFS working at planetary, or galactic, scale. I want to solve the problem, ...
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What “Treaty of 1785” is referred to in the August 1955 report of the Secretary of Defense's Advisory Committee on Prisoners of War?

While chasing around various sources of material, I came across "POW, The Fight Continues After the Battle". In this report, as it goes over the history of treatment of Prisoners of War (...
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Can anyone find “War Department General Order No. 207, 3 July 1863” in which “prisoner conduct after capture” was mentioned?

I started following rabbit hole after rabbit hole while I was looking in to the CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program, and I wound up on the report of the Secretary of Defense’s Advisory Committee ...
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Does the expansion of the U.S federal government after 1865 support the argument that U.S civil war itself was about states' rights? [closed]

Some people appeal to the fact that the U.S government expanded its bureaucracy after 1865 to support the argument that states' rights were the leading cause of the U.S Civil War. For example, you ...
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Which ancient cults would cut out the hearts of live animals and offer them as sacrifices?

Which ancient cults would cut out the hearts of live animals and offer them as sacrifices? The Mishnah (Avodah Zarah 2:3) mentions a concept called עורות לבובין which Maimonides and other commentators ...
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What is the meaning of this phrase in chapter 64 of the Book of the Dead?

In the aforementioned chapter, one can find the next sentence: "Come! Look! The leg is adhered to the neck, the buttock is over the head of the Western." (I'm sorry if this is not a ...
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What is the name for the very first Polish state likely established around 966 by Mieszko I through baptism of Poland?

In the year of likely around 966, Mieszko I united all of the tribes occupying a part of today's western Poland through Christianization of it, therefore making Poland an official sovereign state (at ...
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Did really all people in the Mongolian empire never bathed? [closed]

I was interested by the Mongolian empire lately, but I'm kind of upset after I read that the Mongols never bathed. Does this mean that all the people that lived in the Mongolian empire never bathed? I ...
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Can you name some nations who became successful after religious conversion? [closed]

For instance, I can say Turks. Turks converted to Islam and built the Ottoman Empire. Can you name some nations who became successful like Turks after religious conversion? N.B. by "religious ...
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What happened to the Heart of Atlanta motel after the ruling of Heart of Atlanta v. United States?

The Heart of Altanta Motel was a resort motel in Georgia that infamously sued the United States for the right to discriminate against customers against the provisions of the public accommodations ...
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To what extent is the flora and fauna on Guadalcanal edible?

At the battle of Guadalcanal,, the initial wave of 11,000 Americans were stranded with something like two weeks' worth of food (five days worth of "landed" rations, nine days worth of ...
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What is the emblem on this ring?

After cleaning up a local cave, among lots of trash this ring was found laying underneath. Can anyone identify this emblem? Location: Center, Israel
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What are the stages of traversals of the Mediterranean Sea?

Different tribes and nations have existed all around the Mediterranean sea in the bronze age and later. They would know their land-neighbors, and may have communicated and traded with each other ...
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What made Karl Marx central in socialist and communist thought? [closed]

Needless to say Karl Marx and his works occupy a central role in thinking about socialism, communism, and in the critique of capitalism. Of course, Marx is not the first to write about socialist ideas ...
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Why were some slaves named with African names after they were bought by slave owners in North America (18th century)? [closed]

Why would some plantation owners name their slaves with African names? Was there a specific reason for this or were some just more "benevolent" towards the Africans they just bought? I might ...
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Why were the Marines so badly outnumbered at the critical point at Guadalcanal?

Prior to the battle of Guadalcanal,, the Americans had landed 11,000 men on the island in August, 1942. This compares to the 5,000 or so men that the Japanese had on the island by the first week of ...
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What was the ratio of people who were atheist prior to the French revolution or who adopted atheism as a result of the Cult of Reason?

I'm interested in the way the French people reacted to the religious policies during the French revolution, i. e. dechristianization and establishment of the Cult of Reason. Are there any estimates ...
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What was an “alower of Society debts” in colonial America?

"Alower of Society debts" - one of my ancestors held this role in Colonial America. I can find a reference to the role of "tithingman" - but not this... seems self-explanatory, ...
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What source explains the norms, rules, and conventions of conservative society? [closed]

I am looking for literature in Social Science that discuss or explains why various norms, rules, convention of society are/were created, i.e. explain the reason of various norms, rules, convention in ...
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How were taxes collected for traveling merchants in the middle ages?

I've done research on taxation in the middle ages. I found this answer particularly helpful. (What was the average percentage of taxes in Europe during the Middle Ages?). It mentions that merchants ...
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Was there Church opposition to heliocentrism in 1600?

According to the Stanford encyclopedia (entry: Copernicus): Pope Clement VII (r. 1523–1534) had reacted favorably to a talk about Copernicus’s theories, rewarding the speaker with a rare manuscript. ...
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What were the requirements for Ancient Greek colonist groups?

Disclaimers Given that the colonies were not created in empty space, it may not have been necessary to equip each and every group of colonists with the skills needed to be self sufficient. Assuming, ...
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Was drowning a form of mercy killing in Colonial America?

In doing family history research I came across this death notice, "John French, his wife drown’d herself 13 May 1701." Curious wording. Last summer I visited the French-Andrews house, ...
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Why didn't the German population leave Dar es Salaam before the outbreak of WWII?

In the chapter 'The Beginning of the War' of his autobiography Going Solo, Roald Dahl recounts his role in stopping the German population of Dar es Salaam from fleeing to Portuguese East Africa (the ...
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Did the people who jumped from the World Trade Center during 9/11 lose their life insurance policy due to committing suicide?

I know there is a contestability period in which the insurance company can deny a claim for suicide, and that it’s relatively short, but I’ve been wondering if anyone who jumped, was still in that ...

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