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Why does Ngram show an extreme spike in use of "LOL" in mid 1600s?

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Why bother attacking castles at all? Why not go around?

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Has there ever been a truly multi-sided war?

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Normandy: Why did the landing craft open on the front?

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Has a major war ever occured and a map before the war looked exactly the same after?

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Couldn't an army of archers easily defeat Macedonian style phalanxes?

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Why did the Japanese withdraw from Siberia in 1922?

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If I were a well-to-do ancient Roman, could I make money by investing in the construction of an aqueduct?

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Why did Japan take so long to attack Wuhan?

18 votes

Why were blackletter typefaces abolished in Germany?

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Why did LBJ, a staunch segregationist, champion and sign the 1964 Civil Rights Bill?

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Why did the US insist on invading Japan instead of blockading it in WWII?

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Was there a reason Hitler saluted differently to everyone else?

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Why did Mozi's philosophy die out in China?

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Why, in ancient battles, did being encircled mean defeat?

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What was the first example of a foreign mercenary unit?

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In the USSR, what if any was the formal, ideological response to the Cultural Revolution in China?

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Why didn't the Persians create good infantry units?

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Why didn't Mao see that the "Great Leap Forward" would be such a disaster?

12 votes

Is the Alexandria, Va. "Republican shooting" the first mass shooting of its kind in the USA?

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Why were women excluded from the succession line in the Meiji constitution?

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Were the living standards in Medieval Europe a lot worse than in the Muslim world?

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Why didn’t the Chinese leave troops behind in North Korea after the Korean War?

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Why didn't Japan attack communist China in WW2?

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Was the communication between Spitfire and other fighters' pilots encrypted?

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Did the British Army burn any capitals other than Washington?

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Did Ancient Rome use lead styli?

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Chinese Copper Cash Coin. "咸豐通寶 Xianfeng Tongbao"

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Why have eunuchs been so influential in Chinese history?

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If the Ch’in dynasty was so short-lived, why was China named for it?