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Is it true that "All spicy food is from Latin America"?

66 votes

How did knights who required glasses to see survive on the battlefield?

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Is this apparent story about how Julius Caesar selected soldiers true?

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How were Martello towers supposed to work?

54 votes

Was the Wehrmacht a mechanized army?

49 votes

Did the Dutch eat their Prime Minister?

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Why weren’t the Dutch and Belgian borders fortified with wire, trenches, mines, etc., as it became clear Germany would invade during WW2?

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Were women the property of men prior to 1919 in the UK?

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Was there a Japanese equivalent of the Gestapo during WW2

31 votes

How and when was the modern company ownership structure invented?

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How common are historical instances of mercenary armies reversing and attacking their employing country?

29 votes

Transatlantic Zeppelin trips usually took > 100 hours. How did they stock enough food, and where did they sleep?

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Did line infantry units have designated marksmen?

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Why did the Allies lose the Battle of France (1940)?

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Did any contemporary sources write about Jesus?

23 votes

How can I properly learn the history of a country whose language I don't speak or read?

20 votes

Why didn't line infantry tactics try to keep up a constant volley of fire?

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Does it make sense to point cannons at a city (Marseille Fort St Jean)?

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Why did the Roberts Treaty of 1833 have a Portuguese translation annexed to it?

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What was the last religion to become 'extinct'?

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Was California named after a Moorish ruler called Queen Calafia?

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Have sanctions ever stopped a nation from starting or continuing a war?

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Did any ancient polytheistic religion hold that theirs was the only pantheon?

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Why did the Schlieffen Plan prioritize invading France?

15 votes

Why didn't Russia colonize in the scramble for Africa?

15 votes

Why were so many female members of Hapsburg family named Maria something?

15 votes

How did passengers keep warm on sail ships?

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What's the point of fortified castles inside fortified cities?

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Did Franco ever refer to his regime as Fascist?

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What was Japan's grand strategy in WW2?

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