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Was it ever possible to see students with burka/paranji having education at the schools and universities of the Uzbek Soviet Republic?

Despite strict 'hujum' (assault in English) policies against veiling as part of liberation of women in Muslim populated less-developed areas of the Soviet Union during early years of the revolution, ...
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How did the allied powers and central powers differ [on hold]

In both the triple entente and triple alliance. How did the allied powers and central powers differ from the two pre-war alliances?
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How does history as a scholarly discipline or disciplinary practice justify its existence as a social practice?

The discipline of history as emergent in the 19th century in its scholarly practice or intellectual discipline exists as a social phenomena in many contemporary societies. Contemporary societies ...
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How to you reply to Henry Ford and Otto von Bismarck? [on hold]

All history is bunk -- Ford All history is fairy tales rewritten by the winner of the last war -- Bismarck There is a LOT of truth to what they say. And with PhD thesis like the courtmartial of ...
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Who was the Scottish philosopher that came up with the idea of a Scottish militia?

I read a book on the Scottish Enlightenment a couple of weeks ago and am trying to remember the name of the Scottish Philosopher that feared the ideas of a polite society would weaken the British ...
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Who said, “It's easy to look like a great general when you fight Arabs”?

I am looking for the details of a quote that goes something along the lines of "It is easy to look like a great general when you fight Arabs" by Moshe Dayan (or maybe Golda Meier). I believe the ...
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Identify the cover model from an issue of Life Magazine

Could someone identify the cover model for the Life Magazine issue dated August 22, 1969: https://twitter.com/historylvrsclub/status/1050574006632570880/photo/1 The issue itself is silent on this ...
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Why didn't the Chinese attack Hungnam during the evacuation?

The Hungnam evacuation was a notable event during the early years of the Korean War. Retreating to the port of Hungnam from the recent defeat at Chosin Reservoir, UN forces managed to evacuate about ...
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Did Empress Cixi divert funds for the Beiyang Fleet to build the Summer Palace?

There is a popular story that Empress Dowager Cixi diverted funds originally intended for the Beiyang Fleet in order to upgrade the Summer Palace. This is significant because the amount - approx. 22 ...
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How widely accepted are Tolstoy's views on history within the academic community?

Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace is a historic fiction and part essay in which Tolstoy regularly expresses his views on how events happen. More specifically, Tolstoy says that the actions of great men such ...
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“Gang signs” in the Dutch Republic [duplicate]

While reading about William III of England I came across paintings of two of his tutors, Grand Pensionaries Johan de Witt and Gaspar Fagel, and noticed that both are holding their left hand in a ...
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Independent development of ocean navigation

I am wondering about who can reasonably claim to independently have developed navigating oceans. It is quite clear that the Iberians had the technology around 1500; and that the proto-Polynesians had ...
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At what point after the war did Confederate money begin to attain value again?

At the start of the U.S. Civil War, the Confederate States of America began to print their own money. Almost immediately it began to lose value due to inflation (except in 1864). By the end of the ...
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Did Robert Devereux's monopoly on sweet wine encroach upon Sir Christopher Hatton's monopoly on wine?

I know that Robert Devereux was given a monopoly on sweet wine following the death of Robert Dudley, his step-father and the previous holder of this monopoly, but I recently read that Sir Christopher ...
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How long to travel from Ireland or England in 1680 to Plymouth in the Massachusetts Bay Colony?

I'm writing a historical fiction romance novel and I'm trying to gain a perspective of the travel times. The story is set in 1692, but the hero and his family arrived around 1680 from Ireland.
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Are there factors which caused the printing revolution to begin in Europe in 1450 and not some other place some other time?

The printing press was a big deal. It brought a communication revolution and led to the development of larger collective consciousnesses. What I am refering to the printing revolution is the ...
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Who were the social elites of the European middle ages?

I have recently been reading into the European Middle Ages, where one of the challenges is the limited sources available. I have often seen seen this described as a source bias towards the elite ...
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What made Missouri the “Show Me” State?

This nickname was apparently based on a quote by a Congressman who said, "I come from a land that raises corn and cotton and cockleburs...I am from Missouri. You have got to show me." That is to say ...
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Why did the Mafia respect Jimmy Hoffa so much? [on hold]

The information that I have about Jimmy Hoffa has come (the impetus,I must say honestly, came from Scorsese's The Irishman) from here. Jimmy Hoffa was a man with wealth and political connections ...
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What caused the U.S. to decide to annex Texas? [on hold]

Was the balance of slave states and free states maintained when Texas was annexed into the United States as was stated in the Missouri Compromise? What caused the U.S. to decide to annex Texas?
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Were any tactical missiles used during the 1971 Indo Pakistan war?

During the Indo-Pakistan war of 1971, some Sidewinder and Atoll missiles were used in the air. The SA 2 guidline was used by the Indian side as SAM, and on sea the Indian navy struck Pakistani bases ...
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What is the origin of the word “Allah” and in which context was it originally used? [on hold]

On a discussion I am dealing with someone who believes that (1) "Allah" was not a generic name for God before the birth of Muhammad (2) "Allah" was derived from a deity in pre-Islamic Kaabah Which ...
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Could an amphibious attack succeed during the Gulf War? [on hold]

During the Gulf War (1991), the US Navy and the US Marine Corps had assembled consequent naval and amphibious forces. Some of them (including the battleship Iowa) were attacked by Iraqi antiship ...
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Why did Shi'ite Islam split in the 9th century?

I'm asking about the reasons for the division of Shi'ism that brought about the Fatamid-Qarmation rivalry in the 10th and early 11th centuries. I'm interested in traditional accounts of the different ...
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Was there ever a losing army that threatened to kill his enemy's POWs and use them as hostages to get their demands? [on hold]

They could have gotten a ceasefire agreement out of it instead of surrounding without conditions. If there wasn't, why not? Specifically I'm referring to the Axis in WW2. This is the info about POW: ...
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What flags are on display in “Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States”?

In Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States, there are four flags on display to the right of George Washington. One of these flags is the 13 star United States flag, but what are ...
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What advantages did Sam Houston perceive in the field of San Jacinto? [closed]

Sam Houston specifically picked the field of San Jacinto to fight what he believed would be the final battle in the Texas war for independence. Describe what advantages and disadvantages this location ...
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What was the aftermath of a battle in the middle ages? How did wounded soldiers proceed?

The Red Cross was founded by 1859 over these circumstances: Until the middle of the 19th century, there were no organized and/or well-established army nursing systems for casualties and no safe and ...
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What exactly were the dealings of Ea-Nasir (“The Worst Businessman Of The 18th Century BC”)?

I recently came across an article in Forbes by Kristina Killgrove titled Meet The Worst Businessman Of The 18th Century BC. I know that cuneiform does not probably translate fluidly to English, and ...
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Are there pictures of a chancellor behind a lattice? [closed]

Are 1 and 2 are referring to the same type of chancellor? Anyways, are there pictures fictional or non-fictional for each? chancellor | Origin and meaning of chancellor by Online Etymology Dictionary ...
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Does the Street Plan surrounding US Capitol Building designed by L'Enfant incorporate the Masonic Double Headed Eagle? [closed]

Consider the picture included... It has been written that Pierre Charles L'Enfant, who was instrumental in the street design of Washington DC was a Mason (see here). I don't need to go over that. ...
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Was there ever a series of leaders who passed their positions to the most capable candidate?

There're been many kings and emperors in history that passed their thrones to their children. Often this doesn't work well because although the king can be very capable, the child may not be. I'm ...
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How did occupied France govern colonies (Syria and Lebanon) during WWII? [closed]

After France been fallen under the German occupation,where it became a rump state, how France managed to direct it's colonies "mandated countries" very well like Syria and Lebanon etc..
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Were schools for disabled tolerated by Nazi Germany?

I am trying to find out if schools for disabled children were permitted to exist in Nazi Germany. In particular I am looking for a source of anecdotal testimony by survivors of the t4 programme of ...
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Is it factually possible that (most) victims of alien abduction were actually suffering from complications of anaesthetic procedures? [closed]

I underwent left heart cath once as a teenager, for diagnostic purposes; I remember being put to sleep by injection, then regaining consciousness in a bed, with my mother present. She told me I had ...
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What was the exact nature, extent and use of Near Eastern clay tokens? [closed]

My current knowledge of Near Eastern clay tokens is: They were developed and used in the Fertile Crescent and Anatolia from 8000 BC They were an accounting system with a one to one correspondence ...
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What does “two ells within the selvages” mean in the Magna Carta?

Clause 35 of the Magna Carta defines some standard weights and measures to be used throughout the realm. The first part is straightforward: the standard weight/mass used for wine, ale and corn is the ...
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Why did the coins of England minted under Richard I and John bear the name of Henry?

From the middle Anglo-Saxon period until the reign of Edward I, England's coinage mainly comprised silver pennies bearing the monarch's portrait and name on the obverse side. These were frequently ...
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How was the ceremonial mace presented to unruly members of the US House of Representatives?

In an answer to a recent question, it was said: The Sergeant at Arms, upon instructions from the speaker "presents" the mace to the unruly party.. to restore order. Which agrees with the Wikipedia ...
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Were the war reparations imposed on Germany after WW1 unduly harsh? [closed]

At school, we were taught that the war reparations that the Allied Powers imposed on Germany at the end of the first world war were incredibly punishing, overly egregious, and practically impossible ...
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How did East Asia circa 1500 produce cosmetics?

For a work of fiction, I need to know how one would produce cosmetics from the available products at those times (circa 1500). I imagine I would need - beeswax, which was probably widely available - ...
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Why does the US House of Representatives have a ceremonial mace, but the Senate does not?

The US House of Representatives has its own ceremonial mace, which was apparently one of the first things that they authorized once they met for the first time. However, the Senate does not seem to ...
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Are paintings in history generally darker? Are they related to the pigment verdigris?

I've long had a feeling that the scenes in the paintings created at least 150 years ago are generally darker than those created more recently. I just read the article "Why Renaissance Paintings Aren’t ...
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Which is the first, non-Western, (written) description of the female orgasm?

Which is the first, non-Western, (written) description of the female orgasm? Hildegard von Bingen wrote about around 1100, which is, AFAIK, the first known mention of it, but she was part of the ...
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Are there any exemplars of the 'trope of the exiled poet' prior to CE 8?

For a class of mine I'm writing a paper on Ovid's Tristia and Epistulae ex Ponto, where I argue that underneath Ovid's lamentation of his exile and praise for Augustus, he immortalizes himself as the ...
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Were Jews cut off from the Babylonian Geonim?

This is the view that I'm familiar with about the decline of the Geonim: The Mesopotamian Gaon reached the height of its prestige in the 10th century- with Saadia Gaon (d. 945), but the ...
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Which Nazi functionary is shown here?

Wikipedia says that the following image depicts the Chinese leader of a Japanese puppet state, Wang Jingwei, with Nazis. The full information on Wikipedia reads: Wang Jingwei having a toast with ...
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Help me identify this pin?

Came upon this pin in a box of stuff from my grandfather: The back has a little inscription, and a screw-on back that makes it clear this pin is designed to not come off accidentally: My grandfather ...
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What weapon systems have come and gone very quickly?

Looking at Battle of Tsushima, 1905, something that struck me was And finally, by 27 May 1905, Admiral Tōgō and his men had two battleship fleet actions under their belts, which amounted to over ...
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In the 19th century, do we know how armor changed with respect to guns of the time?

I know that the 19th century was relatively peaceful in Europe according to Wikipedia. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Industrial_warfare#Land_warfare) Interestingly, industrial technology has aided in ...

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