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89 votes

When did the Roman Empire fall according to contemporaries?

89 votes

Did Aztecs know how many continents there are on earth?

76 votes

How did the general population of England convert so smoothly to Protestantism?

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Why did Lincoln wait to issue the Emancipation Proclamation?

46 votes

What is the difference between the Ancient Greek religion and the Ancient Roman religion?

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Did early imperial China have a "uniform, multilevel administrative bureaucracy" that the Romans did not?

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Why did epidemic disease spread only from Europe to America and not both ways in the Columbian Exchange?

30 votes

What is the pre-schism Christian church called today?

23 votes

Was Mary Stuart's execution not accompanied by attainder?

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Why does the US use the opposite convention to the rest of the world for colour-coding harbour buoys?

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Who presided over the election and swearing in of the first Speaker of the House?

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Why did Germany decide not to restore the Hohenzollern dynasty to the throne of a German Empire after the defeat of Hitler in World War Two?

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How is progress in history made?

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Why didn't colonial empires exchange their colonies with others empire to make their territories whole?

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What was the policy on academic research being published beyond the iron curtain?

12 votes

Are there any examples of overpopulation?

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Has Section 2 of the 14th amendment ever been enforced?

11 votes

Which emperor tried to command the tides?

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When was this picture taken?

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Why were there more Catholics in Lancashire than other parts of England around the time of the Jacobite rebellions?

10 votes

Did the Romans eat fish on Fridays in honor of Venus?

9 votes

Did census in Ancient History gathered any other information than number of people?

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Is Josephus' account for the length of the Jewish War generally accepted as correct?

8 votes

At the start of the Second Punic War, why didn't Hannibal engage Publius Scipio in Hispania, but crossed the alps instead?

8 votes

In the Middle Ages, adultery was strictly condemned by the Church. How did Kings justify their extra-marital affairs?

7 votes

Why do western monotheistic religions seem to be so full of conflict over dogma?

7 votes

When did we know the color/appearance of all the planets in our solar system?

7 votes

Does it make sense to mention months (and days) in any BCE date?

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What year did Isaac Newton die?

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Are there any examples of European rulers with a rank lower than king to utilize a "throne" and a "throne room"?