Stefan Skoglund
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How would a king's servants prove that they are on a task given by the king?
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The Swedish mail (which in 1636 was created (?) as a government related body) had to freely transport mail for the administration. One trouble which came from the beginning basically was that persons ...

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What did executioners do when not performing executions?
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In the case of Sweden, the last executioner Anders Gustaf Dalman was employed by one or more housing owners in Stockholm to care for their houses. In Sweden executions was usually done with an axe (...

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Did they really have automatic anti-aircraft cannons in WW2?
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This has multiple components: mechanical manipulation of the round's fuze there the round's fusing (explosion height) was done mechanically by a device in the gun, so the gun crew only had to feed ...

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What cars were used with the Crocodile Class Ce 6/8 locomotive during its active years, especially at the beginning?
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goods wagoons ? or passenger cars ? SBB acquired Leichtstahlwagen in the 30s which then basically made how SBB looked the next 50 years. German language wiki about Leichtstahlwagen Someone has this ...

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Did Industrial Revolution economic systems rely on colonies?
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Robert B. Marks in his The Origins of the Modern World: a Global and Environmental Narrative from the Fifteenth to the Twenty-First Century He describes how England started to import cotton cloth (...

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Why did no one take Siberia over before the Russians, and how did they do it?
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China ? Would have been the number one but: costs ? why ? our farmers can grow a lot of food which we then can tax The barbars is towards the north, so costs ? Why create trouble with them ? This is ...

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Which kingdoms were using WWI weapons at the time of the second world war?
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The french 75mm field gun (Canon de 75 modèle 1897, which came out in WWI) and was still available in large numbers in 1940 ? Which was used by France, Poland, Great Britain and the US 1940. In the ...

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How did medieval cities get rid of waste?
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Trier is one example of a city which for a long time used the old Roman waste water system (ie sewer.) Trier is built at a slope with a fairly stable water resource upslope. That water was used to ...

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During the WWII, did the German Luftwaffe ever have mixed units of Bf-109s and Me-262s, and if so, which units and/or which airfields?
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They used Bf 109s in an air defense role in the vicinity of the field. The Me 262 was due to low speed, very vulnerable in landing configuration and at ground. It didn't help that the engines were ...

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What is the most number of times someone has become leader of a European country?
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Erik of Pommerania, King of Sweden-Finland, elected king of Sweden three times (while being King of Denmark and Norway continuously for 43 and 52 years. Karl Knutsson Bonde, riksföreståndare one time, ...

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Are there equivalents of the Domesday Book for other (French or German) duchies?
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The census in Sweden (done by Tabellverket) became classified in the 1740s (due to the fact that it was shown that our population was far lower than expected - low population was thought to mean that ...

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What kind of heating did Moscow have in the early Soviet Union (1917 - 1930)?
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The link is an interview with a swedish masonry heater maker. The film include his work rebuilding an old stove. Enjoy his swedish (he is from Stockholm.) Att mura en kakelugn med Lars Norrbum

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What explanations have been given as to why the Jews were not killed in Italy?
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This is something which have to do with the differences in ideology between the different totalitarianisms: fascism, nationalsocialism and stalinism. It is nationalism on steroids with access to the ...

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What is the logic for the map maker classifying the map this way, specifically in Canada?
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A History of World Societies contrasts Zbigniew Brzezinski (et al) (wikipedia on totalitarianism definition of totalitarianism with the classical authortarian conservative as a totalitarian dictator ...

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What was the purpose of each project site during the Manhattan Project?
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Hanford and Oak Ridge had one common advantage: easy access to a lot of electric power. Both places (especially Hanford) also had a lot of fairly clean cold water to serve as cooling water. Okey, ...

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What goods did Germany trade during World War II, and with whom?
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Sverige, Danmark, Norge, Schweiz, Österrike and Italien was dependent on German and Polish coal. So was Nederländerna, Belgien and Luxemburg. How dependent Frankrike was on German coal i'm unsure ...

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Why was the wording on war in Japan's postwar constitution so much stronger than in Germany's or Italy's?
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In the case of Japan, the US took on the responsibility of defending Japan, while BRD (Bundesrepublik Deutschland) was encouraged and supported in a quest to rebuild the army (Bundeswehr) by the UK, ...

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Was the American Civil War the “bloodiest civil war in history”?
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The American civil war is maybe the bloodiest in the history of the United States but isn't the bloodiest in the Americas - the conquista (and the following Indian wars in North America and South ...

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Why are the historical large cities in the southern US not the large cities in the South today?
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I think it is also necessary to recognize that the southern states 1860 basically was in the same situation as the small states (and not so small states in Latin America) or the states in Africa after ...

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Why did Peter the Great name Saint Petersburg, Russia with a foreign styled name?
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Uskoreniye is Michail Gorbachev's word for the necessary acceleration of political and economical workings in Soviet Union (Russia.) I think that Tsar Peter's actions to provoke actions of change in ...

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