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Did Modernism believe urban life was bad?

I'm not entirely sure whether this is the correct site for my question by here it is: My English teacher recently mentioned that the Modernist movement believed...

Asked on 01/06/2022 by History

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Which battle was the most lopsided result in terms of casualties?

I have recently read about two ancient battles that were won by a much smaller army and/or lead to very different casualties:Defeat of Boudica - according to Roman...

Asked on 01/04/2022

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Are there alternatives to tripartite periodisation of history?

Human history is usually divided in three parts, ancient history, medieval (or post-classical) history and modern history (sometimes divided in early and late modern), as can be seen in the...

Asked on 01/04/2022 by cesaruliana

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Which prayer did sailors in Russian America expect to hear?

Father Ioann Veniaminov (Saint Innocent) was a Russian Orthodox priest who ministered in Russian America. Leaving Sitka, he recorded the following in his journal:Tuesday, June 30, 1836. Having...

Asked on 01/02/2022

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Why have "classical" given names (seemingly) had greater persistence in American black culture?

This is not quite a duplicate of Did American slave holders typically give their slaves the names of Roman nobility?. Over there, two sheds' answer gives a compelling...

Asked on 01/02/2022

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Was Christopher Columbus Polish?

A Polish friend of mine stated that Columbus was of Polish heritage. Claims are made that he was a Polish immigrant to Italy, and that he came...

Asked on 12/31/2021 by Five Points

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Why did the Germans build battle cruisers with a different profile than the British?

Battle cruisers of the Scharnhorst class had a displacement of 32,000 tons and a speed of 31 knots, but carried only 11 inch guns. On the other...

Asked on 12/31/2021

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Why have the northern plains states voted consistently Republican in Presidential elections since 1940?

Beginning in 1940 (with Wendell Wilkie), the four northern plains states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, and Nebraska have voted Republican in all but one Presidential election (the Johnson...

Asked on 12/31/2021

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What is the source of "the three most useless things in the world are the Great Wall, pyramids, and the Yamato"?

I watched 'Naval Legends: Yamato' yesterday, and it included a phrase that was attributed to the crew of the ship:"The world's three most useless things are the...

Asked on 12/26/2021

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Who said: "Armies prepare to fight their last war, rather than their next war"?

There is a famous quote which I've seen phrased in several different ways."Armies prepare to fight their last war, rather than their next war""Generals prepare to fight their father's...

Asked on 12/24/2021

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