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C Monsour
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94 votes
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What were paper airplanes called before there were real airplanes? (i.e. untethered winged flyers, not kites or balloons)

55 votes
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Have any kings ever been serving admirals?

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Did the Byzantines ever attempt to move their capital to Rome?

23 votes

What were Germany's long-term aims in World War I?

18 votes

Which countries (or comparable geographical units) have a lower population now than they used to at some point in history before 1950?

14 votes

Is there any example of one country devastating a third?

11 votes

Were there any monarchs of England or the United Kingdom who were not technically first in the line of succession?

11 votes

What authority did the Catholic Church have over European monarchs from 900–1450?

11 votes

Why did the United States not resort to nuclear weapons in Vietnam?

9 votes

How can there be a "final edition" of a morning paper, in the morning?

8 votes

Why did the person in charge of a principality not just declare themself king?

7 votes

In Dutch history two people are referred to as "William III"; are there any more cases where this happens?

7 votes

Has an heir ever made the country believe the current ruler died in order to take over the throne?

7 votes

What was the persecuted group that was formally banned from leaving France?

6 votes

Are there any examples of technologies have been lost over time?

5 votes

Did Roman citizens vote in more than one legislative assembly?

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Have there been any instances of US states trading land, not related to the creation of a state?

5 votes

Why is the leap day on February 29th?

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Who was the last English king whose first language was French?

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Have the officials/leaders of the winning country ever been punished for war crimes?

5 votes

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

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Why did Romans use the sesterce in written monetary records when the coin itself was so rarely used?

4 votes

Before Idriss Deby, who was the last head of state to be killed in combat?

4 votes

Where is the bloodiest area with most deaths within a single day?

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Were there any developed countries that became "undeveloped" for reasons other than war?

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What is the most common calendar for pre-Julian dates?

3 votes

What is the average travel speed for railways between European capitals in the late 19th century?

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Why was Edward I of England the first Edward?

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Why did the Ottomans 'never' enter wars during Napoleon's invasions?

2 votes

Was it illegal to blaspheme God in Antioch in 360.-410.?