Joe
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Native American Technology
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Let's start by making two assumptions: We're talking about the people who lived all throughout the Americas, from the far Arctic north to Tierra del Fuego in the far south. (Sometimes people use "...

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Were Uncles referred to by surname in Victorian England?
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Once again, it's Google Ngrams to the rescue. Both British and American English show a very strong preference for "Uncle John" over "Uncle Smith" during the Victorian era.

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Which country in history has had the highest number of presidential assassinations?
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You'd be hard pressed to find a country with more assassinated leaders than ancient Rome. By at least one count, out of 84 emperors (not counting any eastern emperors from Leo I onwards): 32 (38%) ...

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Was the last Japanese surrender after WWII in the 1970s?
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18 votes

Another Wikipedia article might hold your answer. News of Japan's surrender didn't reach everyone all at once (as you'd expect), though it is surprising how many Japanese soldiers were still holding ...

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Is there a possibility that the Islamic civilization visited America before Columbus?
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Sure, it's possible. Many things are possible. Likely, however, is another question. The link you posted describes a vague story of sailing west into the Atlantic, finding an island, trading with ...

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Can the Queen of England fire the prime minister of Australia?
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34 votes

Theoretically, yes. The prime minister is appointed by the governor-general, who is the representative of the Australian monarch (currently Queen Elizabeth II). The queen could instruct her ...

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Was residual animism partially responsible for Hitler's rise?
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No, residual paganism was not a factor in Hitler's rise to power. As far as anyone can say, that is. This theory you reference posits that the German people claimed to be Christian, yet practiced ...

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What sorts of games of chance/skill and other events would a Middle-ages/renaissance festival have?
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Carnivals with games of chance and skill are mostly an invention of the 19th and 20th centuries. One source credits the 1893 Chicago World's Fair for the start of the traveling carnival. A better ...

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Why did the US, Britain, France, Denmark and Sweden vote against the UN resolution that condemned Nazism and SS glorification?
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The UN resolution you refer to includes the following clause (8c): [States are to] declare as an offence punishable by law all dissemination of ideas based on racial superiority or hatred. The ...

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Were the Vikings descendents of the Tribe of Dan?
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In short: no. Culturally, the Vikings are well-documented to be part of the Norse culture of the Dark Ages, which in turn is clearly descended from an earlier common Germanic culture. Linguistically,...

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Who really attacked first in the 1948 Israeli Palestinian war?
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In 1948, the Arabs attacked first. A few hours after Israel became an independent country, most of the Arab countries of the region invaded. But that's just the 1948 answer. Local Arab and Jewish ...

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Have American writing styles changed between the Civil War and Today?
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I don't think your question is answerable in any objective sense. There's no way to unambiguously measure the "goodness" of a writer. That being said, subjective and anecdotal experience does have ...

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