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Why is Jiagedaqi part of Heilongjiang despite being inside Inner Mongolia?

Why is the Jiagedaqi (or Jagdaqi) District under the jurisdiction of Heilongjiang Province when it lies entirely within Inner Mongolia? What is the history of this arrangement?
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When was history considered as discipline of social science?

I'm sorry if my English is bad, it isn't my first language. So I have a report next week on History as a discipline of Social Science. I'll be covering the emergence or its history. I've been looking ...
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Can anyone help identify the era or other specifics of this Air Force jacket?

Thrifted a few years ago and haven't been able to determine anything about it in that time. I would like to have enough information to at least speculate on the rank and/or military activity of the ...
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Identify this symbols/alphabet

Identify this symbols/alphabet
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Where could I find a list of the Roman Senators of 49 BC?

I am creating a college Model UN committee about the fall of the Republic, in which our delegates will represent senators from the time. Is there such a list, as well as information about their ...
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In which instances in history did an attacker ask the attackee to borrow some of their ammunition in order to continue the fight?

I read on https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Peter_Tordenskjold&oldid=937200048#Court-martial: In 1714, Wessel was court-martialled after an indecisive sea battle with a Swedish frigate....
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When did democrats become republicans? [closed]

At what point did democrats in the south become republicans?
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Did any relatives of Fritz Haber (the inventor of poison gas) die in the gas chambers?

I am sorry if this seems a ghoulish question. However, German scientist Fritz Haber (1860-1934), winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry and co-inventor of the Haber-Bosch process to make nitrates ...
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Is there a historical source that might explain why so many countries use 35 as a minimum age for the president / the highest office person?

Reading the list of presidential qualifications by country I have noticed that in many countries the minimum required age is 35 (some countries raise it to 40). I am wondering if there is any ...
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Could there have been wars between the Aztecs and the Persians? [closed]

In the Book of the Kings of Ferdowsi there is a king named Zahak or Azhidahak. I would probably equate it with what we know today as Aztecs. Some also claim that Atlan (from Atlantis) is another name ...
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How much power and influence could a child monarch have?

As I understand, if a monarch died before his heir reached adulthood, the heir would still become a king or queen regardless of age, but the country would be temporarily governed by a regent. I want ...
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Did the people of the ancient Middle East control the world thousands of years before Christ? [closed]

Numerous documents, evidences and structures have been found around the world that resemble those of the Middle East. such as: Sacsayhuamán Monte d’Accoddi – Mesopotamian Ziggurat In Europe Did ...
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Why could George Washington and the revolutionaries not stop Governor Tryon in New York Harbor?

On October 19, 1775, New York Governor Tryon fled the city and took refuge in the harbor, first on the British ship Halifax, then later on the Duchess of Gordon [1] [2] [3]. The book "The First ...
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How your cost in taxes to be paid for going to or staying in Egypt depends on your religion [closed]

Were there Jewish people living in Egypt before the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was born, or did they arrive only after Muslims (a people without a land) arrived in Egypt (a land without people)? Were ...
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How did Adam Worth make sure his crooks didn't keep what they stole?

I'm currently reading through the The Life and Times of Adam Worth and as much as I'm fascinated by Adam Worth and his mastermind for 19th century crime, there is one thing that the book fails to ...
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If jewish people are originally from the Middle East, why were they in poland during the Holocaust? [closed]

Jews-Wikipedia says Jews originated as an ethnic and religious group in the Middle East during the second millennium BCE, so why were they in poland during the Holocaust?
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Which ancient Indian texts refer to megaliths?

From Alain Daniélou, Gods of Love and Ecstasy: The Traditions of Shiva and Dionysus, p. 59: [...] the megaliths found in England, Brittany, Corsica, and all over the world, from India to the ...
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What authority did the Catholic Church have over European monarchs from 900–1450?

I recently described the Catholic Church as a superpower during the Middle Ages and was surprised a respected member of the board (LangLangC) objected to that characterization and thought the Catholic ...
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How could I determine the value of a a 1921 Yuan Shikai Chinese silver dollar? [closed]

I have a 1921 Yuan Shikai Chinese silver dollar. What is the history of this coin, and how could I determine the worth/value of my coin?
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Role of religion in the dark ages? [closed]

What role did religion play in the daily life of communities in the Dark Ages, hundreds of years after the fall of the Roman Empire?
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How have African countries kept the boundaries divided by colonists and countries unified for decades, despite the many ethnical groups and conflicts?

How have sub-Saharan African countries generally kept the boundaries divided by the previous colonists and kept countries unified for decades, despite the many ethnical groups and conflicts between ...
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Can anyone identify the regiment and rank from this WWI photograph?

I am trying to identify the person in this WWI era photograph. I believe it may be my great great uncle John Hunt Marshall born Dec 29 1893 in Motherwell, Scotland. He graduated with a BSc from the ...
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Have any countries peacefully merged into one country? [closed]

Have any countries peacefully merged into one country? I am particularly interested if a modern example exists.
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Who is depicted in this Soleimani propaganda image?

While reading news and analytics about Soleimani and the fuss his death made, there is a teaser image, where I cannot identify the shown persons. The news is in German, which can be found on telepolis....
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Does Iran or Saudi Arabia have more regional influence in the Middle East? [migrated]

I have read about the Iran-Saudi Arabia proxy conflict and I would like to know who has more regional influence in the Middle East in terms of political and cultural influence, Iran or Saudi Arabia?
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Why were so many more Jewish men than Jewish women killed during the Holocaust?

On the Wikipedia page Jewish Women in the Holocaust, it says: Of the estimated six million Jews who were killed1 during the Holocaust, 2 million of them were women.2 Conversely, this means that ...
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Why was Saturnino Martín Cerezo honored by the Spanish government?

Saturnino Martín Cerezo (page not available in English) a lieutenant in the Spanish army, was involved in the famous Siege of Baler, in which a small contingent of Spanish soldiers held out against ...
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What was the military background of the Irish company at the Siege of Jadotville?

During the Siege of Jadotville, the Irish "A" company under Quinlan's command and UN mandate seems to have fought pretty well. It is especially mentioned in the linked article a good capacity in ...
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Which pagan story inspired the Massacre of the Innocents? [closed]

In the New Testament, the "Massacre of the Innocents" is the incident in the nativity narrative of the Gospel of Matthew (2:16-18) in which Herod the Great, king of Judea, orders the execution of all ...
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How many G8 mercenaries were executed by African countries? [closed]

How extensive was the use of white mercenaries in the post-colonial troubles in Africa? : AskHistorians Several American and British mercenaries were executed after being sentenced to death by ...
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Why weren't mercenaries from G20 countries prosecuted, or lose their citizenship? [closed]

How probable was losing citizenship for these mercenaries? I'm referring to just those mercenaries who did return to their native country. See the embolded sentence. Why did G20 country intentionally ...
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Were the countries that gave the mercenaries to support the rebels held accountable? [closed]

E.g., in the 2016 movie The Siege of Jadotville, Francophone Caucasian soldiers were fighting along Africans. ELI5:The French Foreign Legion and the Siege of Jadotville : explainlikeimfive But ...
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Why was René Faulques so honored by France if he attacked for a dictator against ONUC? [closed]

I'm interested in second opinions to this r/ELI5. I just finished watching the 2016 movie The Siege of Jadotville in which a group of Irish soldiers under UN orders defend a town against a group of ...
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What was the point of tricking kids into joining various pointless competitions where only very few will ever win anything? [closed]

Growing up in the 1990s, all kinds of comic magazines (e. g., Donald Duck) for kids had these "competitions" advertised by the magazine itself, or by an external company buying ad space (full page). ...
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When did humans develop the ability to sail any direction regardless of wind direction?

When did humans develop the sail technology and skills to be able to use the wind to sail in any direction, including using techniques such as beating to effectively sail into the wind? I checked ...
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Were Israeli-Arab conflicts in the Cold war testing grounds for NATO and Warsaw Pact equipment?

During the Cold War, Israel and it's Arab neighbors often came into conflict with each other and fought a number of wars during which Israel often used weaponry from the West (USA, UK and France) ...
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Is there a database of ancient/current names of cities?

I am working on map of Ancient Etruscan civilization and I can't identify the exact location of Spica city. Based on minimap from Wikipedia page about Etruscan civilization, the city should lie about ...
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Was Yahweh a god in a possible Edomite Pantheon?

I understand from the Bible, from the Wikipedia articles Yahweh and Yahwism and from lectures of various scholars that polytheism was practiced by at least some religious leaders, priests, kings and ...
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What is the minimum safe speed when dropping depth charges?

What is the minimum safe speed when dropping depth charges - especially if they are set for shallow depth ? I wonder if a slow merchant man really can use depth charges in a safe manner i.e. without ...
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Have any major building projects recouped their costs from tourism?

Many building projects throughout history seem to have been economically ill-advised. For instance, Wikipedia identifies the construction of the Dolmabahçe Palace as one of the factors contributing to ...
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Why are stamps put in the top-right corner of post?

I've recently been sending a few letters and one of them has not been delivered yet, and I don't think I stuck the stamp in the top-right corner of the letter. So does it matter if a stamp is not ...
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When did the US start using sniper + spotter teams, rather than solo snipers?

The US sniper teams are a definite trope of TV and movies, but historically many armies have used solo snipers, without the spotter. When I look for info, I either find gun info, sniper statistics or ...
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Were armed merchantmen effective against submarines?

The armed merchantman Jervis Bay was no match for the German pocket battleship Admiral Scheer in a ship to ship duel. Nevertheless, the merchantman put up a brave fight lasting over an hour, allowing ...
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What words were spoken about oaths by US supreme court justices presiding over previous presidential impeachments?

The motivation for my Politics SE question US Chief Justice Roberts' choices of “in conformity with” and “in conformance with” during the swearing in at the Senate includes my assumption that the ...
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Why did Persia adopt the movable-type printing so late?

According to Iranica, the first books in Persian characters were published in Leiden in 1639, almost 200 years after Gutenberg's invention, and in Asia it was used even before that. Given that Persia ...
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What did Moritz Ormai forge and what happened to him?

In October 1910, the Austro-Hungarian embassy requested that the United States extradite a certain Moritz Ormai, the charge being forgery. The request was granted, as noted in this letter to the US ...
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Interpreting two recent studies on Aryan Invasion/Migration theory?

Few months ago two studies published here in Cell and Science respectively and lot of authors in both the studies are common. The science paper starts with By sequencing 523 ancient humans, ...
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Has the majority ever seceded?

I am curious if there are any historical examples whereby the territorial and/or demographic majority of a country seceded from a minority as perhaps they realize maintaining it is more trouble than ...
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Why, in general, did the racist theories perceived Germanic as superior? [closed]

I am aware that probably we have tons of examples of racist theories that do not put the Germanic peoples in the top. However, I find it remarkable that most of the proponents of scientific racism in ...
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What was Pope Innocent VIII's reaction to the Edict of Expulsion of the Jews in 1492?

What was the reaction of the Pope of the Catholic Church to the Edict of Expulsion of the Jews of Spain on March 31, 1492? Did Pope Innocent VIII (d. July 25, 1492) condemn publicly Spain's decree? ...

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