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If the Union Jack joins the flag of England and Scotland, why does it have a different shade of blue than the Scottish flag?

60 votes

Why did the Ottomans not change their capital to an Arab city?

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Why were nomadic tribes (like the Mongols) from the Eurasian steppes a much reduced threat from the 15th century onwards?

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In the Soviet Union, why was the Cheka renamed so many times?

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Did active frontiersmen really eat 20,000 calories a day? How does this compare to other highly-active people in recorded history?

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Would the USSR have invaded Poland in WW2 if the Germans had not crossed into previously-agreed Soviet sphere of influence?

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Why were slings phased out of medieval armies in favor of bows?

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Why did so few militaries use semi automatic rifles as their standard issue infantry weapon?

28 votes

Has it been common for Lords to only address the House twice in their entire career?

27 votes

What is the origin and rank of this military uniform?

27 votes

What are the grenades and artillery cited in this testimony?

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What's the background to the popularity of turquoise in Russian architecture?

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Who issued this poster promoting Japanese migration to Brazil?

20 votes

Which four countries were the Teutonic coalition?

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Are these Polish WWI or WW2 uniforms? And any idea on the shorter gentleman's military decoration (cross?) on left shoulder?

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Why were air rifles not used more in combat?

15 votes

Why was Stalin chosen as the First General Secretary in 1922?

15 votes

When did Kievan Rus' rulers become culturally Slavic?

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Did Poland help Germany take Czechoslavakia before Germany invaded Poland?

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Is Wikipedia's identification of Lebed an error?

11 votes

What date/rank is this Italian uniform?

10 votes

Why were greatswords used in the Middle Ages given their downsides?

9 votes

What was the Orthodox Church's role in Russian expansion?

8 votes

What is the oldest authentic example of people complaining about modern times and the young?

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What are some examples of nations that involuntarily gained independence?

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Who are the three people in the Twilight Struggle card "Red Scare / Purge"?

7 votes

Is this a Russian naval uniform?

7 votes

Is Armenia the first Christian state?

7 votes

Why do some ancient languages become widespread across cultures, while others don't?

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How did the maximum strengths of alcoholic beverages in Western Europe increase from wine which Romans watered to 80 proof to absinthe?