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What went wrong with India's scientific development as a society?

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When was the last time (if ever) an elector was faithless in US presidential elections?

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Are modern Greeks related to the ancient Greeks?

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Why was it "acceptable" for Prince Charles to marry a divorced woman, when Edward VIII had to abdicate for marrying divorcee Wallis Simpson?

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Was the Earth's sea-level significantly lower in ancient times?

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What is the logic for the map maker classifying the map this way, specifically in Canada?

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When were US Presidential candidates' names first shown on the ballot?

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How did Columbus calculate the size of the Earth?

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What is known about the possibility of a "real King Arthur"?

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What's the advantage of the infantry column formation in the Napoleonic Wars?

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Did Aztecs know how many continents there are on earth?

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Why was Franklin D. Roosevelt pro-intervention?

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Why did the Japanese attack the Aleutians at the same time as Midway?

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What forces/incentives drove the Mongols to conquer a much larger territory than they could comfortably settle or rule?

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

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What was the world population around 970 BC? Does it fit the biblical narrative?

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Was the concept of religious freedom in the early United States applied to native American faiths?

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Was FDR right that a garden hose was really $15 in 1940 (c.a. $300 today)?

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Is there any evidence to back up David Starkey's claim that infanticide of mixed-race children was integral to the Ottoman slave trade?

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Why did the Phoenicians let the Hebrews (Jews) settle in Canaan?

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Demographics: Were diseases the sole reason for the decrease in native Hawaiian population?

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Was the Somerset Decision in 1772 in England the real underlying cause of the American Revolutionary war?

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In the Battle of the Coral Sea, how could two Japanese scouts grossly mis-identify two American ships?

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How was Martin Luther King Jr. viewed by white Americans at the time?

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Was violent or nonviolent protest more effective in the context of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement?

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Which year in history had the highest ratio of non-natural deaths?

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Why are the German and French languages so different?

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When did Britain learn about the American Declaration of Independence?

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Was there a "secret" recording of the American founding fathers' deliberations?

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Where did the Gaels originate?

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