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Why, in ancient battles, did being encircled mean defeat?

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Did the ancients or other pre-industrial civilisations engage in unsustainable practices?

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Did Stalin kill all Soviet officers involved in the Winter War?

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Are tanks the only reason for the abandonment of trench warfare?

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Why did Europe not see Roman-era numbers of men participating in battles until the 17th century?

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How and when was Portugal created?

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When has a sovereign state last given territory to another as a gift?

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What is the small country between USSR and Mongolia in 1935?

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Why did the Ottomans not change their capital to an Arab city?

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Why was Britain willing to return Hong Kong but not Gibraltar?

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Why did trench warfare accept deadlocks?

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Why didn't cheese spoil when it was given as rations to soldiers?

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Who liberated Denmark in WWII?

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Why didn't Eisenhower personally sign Act of Military Surrender in Reims, 1945?

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What did Hitler mean with the following statement about Franco?

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Did the Ottoman government rationalize the Armenian Genocide and other instances of ethnic cleansing as a response to Russian expansion?

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Why didn't the Ottoman Empire remain neutral in WW1?

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Why does Latin America have a higher number of surviving Native Americans than North America?

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What made Stalingrad a turning point in the second world war?

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In WWII, what was behind the very early decision to accept nothing but unconditional surrender in 1941-42?

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Is Russia a direct successor of the USSR? Could the USSR be considered to continue existing under a different name?

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Are there any accounts of everyday life during the Black Death?

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Which languages would be most useful in Europe at the end of the 19th century?

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Why was decimal time unsuccessful?

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Why was there a tradition attached to Crossbowmen?

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Name of the ancient law that forbade naming/publicising the name of a criminal?

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How do numbered names work in history?

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Did gun control in Turkey in 1911 lead to the Armenian Genocide?

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Why did Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia remain loyal to France during and after World War II?

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In 1914 why didn't Germany simply mobilize its army without declaring war?