Vanessa
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At what point was the Byzantine Empire's decline irreversible?
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I don't think it is possible to idenitify a single point in history as beginning the "slope toward the end". Such thinking results from the simplistic model of an empire's history as consisting of two ...

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Besides Magna Carta and general decentralization, what specifically led to democratization in England?
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I wouldn't characterize post-Magna Carta England as having a weak central government. Compared to the Holy Roman Empire it had a very efficient central government, in which the parliament played an ...

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Why did the Federalist Party collapse?
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A major factor was the war of 1812. The Federalist party for a long time supported peace with Britain and war with France whereas the Democratic-Republican party had the exact opposite position. ...

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What led to the creation of Belgium?
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In the middle ages, Belgium and the Netherlands belonged to an area called the "Low Countries". In 1384 this area came under the dominion of the Dukes of Burgundy, starting what is known as the "...

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What was the foreign policy of 1791 France?
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As far as I know, the main issues in French foreign policy of the period were: Friendship with USA, with which France shared common ideological ground. In particular, the United States Declaration of ...

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