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    Could Goryeo (Korea) have gained land through the Mongol Invasion of Japan?

    Reading a bit on Mongol Invasion of Japan, (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mongol_invasions_of_Japan), I noticed something interesting. The background is that Goryeo became a semi-autnonomous state of the Mongol Empire, and the Goryeo King gained certain privileges, like a a seat at the...
  2. A

    Seek a good introductory book on Roman history

    Hi, My requirements: 1. covering the roman history from its very start till 5th ad century 2. covering not just political and militarty history, but also everyday life, literature, philosophy, science etc. 3. high/academic level. introduce also the sources and main historians' disagreements. 4...
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    WWII history buffs: I seek your input

    I’m a nerdy college kid who is adapting French playwright Victorien Sardou’s La Tosca (later the opera Tosca by Giacomo Puccini) to a screenplay. For those unfamiliar with the story, here’s the historical context: The French Revolutionary Wars began and the establishment of the Roman Republic...
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    Why didnt Copts seek refuge in Nubia and Ethiopia a century after Arab invasions

    Initially Arabs were ofcourse welcomed but within the first century Copts felt Arabs were destroying their culture and religion. Their many revolts were mercilessly put down. Why didnt the Copts seek refuge in Ethiopia or Nubia which held out much stronger and could have readily accepted them...
  5. Jake10

    Do you seek rivalries?

    Do rivalries help us perform better? What are the positive and negative aspects of them? '+windowtitle+'
  6. Jake10

    What role do you seek in your community in terms of social status?

    This does not necessarily mean the role you currently have. It may or may not be, because some people seek to take a leadership role, others prefer a Beta role, some are happy to be in the large middle area, and a few don't particularly care. What is the role you seek in your social group?
  7. C

    How and why did southern whites seek to limit African-American civil rights...

    .. and liberties in the Reconstruction era? Its for a college assignment. How and why did southern whites seek to limit African-American civil rights and liberties in the Reconstruction era? Any thoughts? thanks
  8. unclefred

    Turkey’s Kurds Seek Forgiveness For 1915 Armenian Tragedy

    Turkey holds a strong position of interest in the region. I found this article interesting as well. I'm sure some of our Turkish friends may have ideas about the Armenians and the Kurds today. Read more: Turkey?s Kurds Seek Forgiveness For 1915 Armenian Tragedy - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the...
  9. MarshallBudyonny

    Why did Austria not seek a colonial empire?

    The Austrian army in the 18th century was mighty and it's ships had access to the mediterranean so the Austrians could have landed in Africa. Most major powers sought colonies in the Americas or Africa, but not Austria. My question is why not? They had the men and the means to achieve this so...
  10. Jake10

    Why do humans seek dangerous thrills?

    If we consider events such as the running of the bulls in Spain, or jumping off of cliffs, it seems illogical for people to endanger themselves in such a way, but many find it extremely enticing. Why?
  11. Thessalonian

    Berlusconi says he will not seek new term

    "Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi declared on Friday he would not run again when his term expires in 2013, as fresh squabbling hit his government and his economy minister was drawn into a corruption investigation." Berlusconi says he will not seek new term | Reuters
  12. Jake10

    Implants to recall memory successful in rats; should humans seek them?

    The idea of brain implants is pretty threatening, but should we consider them? http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/17/science/17memory.html?ref=science What would this lead to?
  13. Vladd

    Police seek to seize shotgun

    Police seek to seize shotguns from ?threat? farmer (From Gazette) Nice to see the police continuing to protect those poor gypsies. This much persecuted race of people who are nothing but a benefit to society need all the protection our police service can give them when faced with such...
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    Attitude of Soviet Union towards Japan in WWII as Japan tried to seek Soviet mediation?

    Attitude of Soviet Union towards Japan in WWII as Japan tried to seek Soviet mediation? I know that Japan had their last hopes in the Soviet Union's mediation in ending the war with terms favorable to Japan. What was the Soviet Union's attitude towards those efforts by Japan>? I'm pretty sure...
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    Humans seek to transcend nature via culture

    Humans seek to transcend nature via culture But Love has pitched his mansion in The place of excrement.--Yates “What will come of my whole life…Is there any meaning in my life that the inevitable death awaiting me does not destroy?”—Tolstoy In his Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Denial of...
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    Why do we seek moral absolutes?

    Why do we seek moral absolutes? Let’s consider the moral argument that is often rendered to justify making abortion illegal. The argument goes something like this: murder (killing an innocent person) is morally and legally prohibited, the fetus is an innocent person, abortion kills...