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History, Politics & Society

'History, Politics and Society' deals with the affairs of human beings. The categories overlap to a degree: 'History' describes changes in those affairs, and encompasses the other two; 'Politics' is about how people govern themselves; and 'Society' is about how people organize and conduct their lives. Questions here range from ancient history to history-in-the-making, political views to decisions of lawmakers, and present and past societies and how people relate to each other within their societies.

Asked in History, Politics & Society, US Civil War, Confederate States of America

What advantages did the South and North have in the US Civil War?

The South had two major disadvantages in the US Civil War. One was that their troop strength could never match that of the Union's , The North had over 23 million people compared to 11 million in the South. Also, the North's manufacturing capability could not be matched by the cropland economy of the South. These Confederate disadvantages were the advantages of the North. ...

Asked in History, Politics & Society, US Civil War, War and Military History

What advantage did the South have over the North during the Civil War?

Southern Advantages (Northern Disadvantages) Fighting a Defensive War To stand on the defensive meant that the North had to invade and carry the fight to the South. This allowed the South to prepare and receive the enemy, although Lee was not a passive man by any standards. The South did not have many advantages, but just like in the American Revolution, it's very difficult to conquer an area. Essentially the South only had to muster the will to keep fighting until the North felt...

Asked in History, Politics & Society, Symbolism and Symbolic Meanings

What does iron cross with skull on top mean?

Death. It is an ancient pirate symbol used in flag-form (black flag and white skull and crossbones). They would fly it on the ship as a way of telling their victims they were about to die. A kind of psychological warfare in the slow approach of a sailing ship full of people about to kill you. It was quite effective. ...

Asked in History, Politics & Society, World War 2

How did the life of women differ after World War 2?

During the war, women took the jobs that once had been open to men only. They performed a variety of vital military duties as members of the WAAC, WAVES, MCWR, WASP, WFA, and WAFS. They ferried planes back and forth from the east and west coast and Britain. They operated radios and repaired planes and vehicles. They also were assigned with men to clerical duties, and because of this new personnel issues that before no one paid attention to were now important....

Asked in History, Politics & Society, Word Games, Refrigerators

What is the American word for refrigerator?

Frigidaire was a brand name which was shortend to "Fridge" and used generically for all brands. "Icebox" is also used, but "fridge" is more common. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, "fridge" is a shortened form of "refrigerator," although the brand-name Frigidaire may have contributed to it's continued popularity. ...

Asked in History, Politics & Society, Cell Biology (cytology)

What is the outer covering of the vacuole?

Vacuoles, organelles that are present in all plant and fungal cells as well as those of other organisms (animal, bacterium, protist), are closed compartments containing molecules enclosed by water. This organelle therefore serves many functions. The primordial utricle and the tonoplast are examples of cytoplasm that is present around the vacuoles of plants. ...

Asked in History, Politics & Society, Religion & Spirituality, Synonyms and Antonyms

What is opposite to the term Monotheistic?

Answer 1: Polytheistic, or alternatively, Atheistic. Polytheistic being 'believing in more than one God', Atheistic being 'believing in no God'. Answer 2: In our time monotheism is often considered a higher form of religion than polytheism. People speak of God, pray to God, search for God rather than speak of gods, pray to a particular god, or acknowledge various divine incarnations. Individual monotheistic worshipers, however, usually worship a particular form of their god and not his causal, unmanifest, formless aspect. There is a nearness,...

Asked in History, Politics & Society, Political Theory

What does anti monarchist views mean?

An anti-monarchist is another term for anti-royalist... i.e. someone who opposes the rule of kings, royalty, castes, and other aspects associated with monarchal-style government. ...

Asked in History, Politics & Society, Art History

Why did realism begin?

Like all artistic movements, Realism began as a reaction to the world the artists were living in. A lot of changes were occurring in nineteenth century Paris (where the movement began), such as the French Revolution and rise of Napoleon and the invention of photography. Realism rejected lofty, dramatic, academic ideals in favor of works depicting the everyday lives of the working class. ...

Asked in History, Politics & Society, Science Fiction, Symbolism and Symbolic Meanings

What does the mentioned dog in the book Slaughterhouse-Five symbolize?

The dog that the one creep, Lazarro, feeds the watch springs to out of spite? I would say it represents the average soldier on either side, who was offered a chance at patriotism and glory by enlisting (the delicious steak) but discovered that the war was confusion, cruelty, and destruction on an unimaginable scale (the sharp little metal pieces). So the average soldier in the war is, like the poor dog, writhing in pain and misery, not sure why it is happening...

Asked in History, Politics & Society, Taxes and Tax Preparation

What is a pull tax?

I believe you mean a "poll" tax, which was a tax on voting, basically...

Asked in History, Politics & Society, Literary Devices and Figures of Speech

What does 'of beauty rich and rare' mean?

you are trying to say two words in a sentence I can see that. well first we gotta define where are those words I mean what are these words, is it (1)WHAT IS THE MEANING OF & (2) BEAUTY RICH AND RARE ? cause if that's the case then your question would be what is the meaning of beauty rich and rare? and the answer is one who naturally born an ongoing invention of beauty on her or himself especially rare beauties that...

Asked in History, Politics & Society, US Government

What are bad things the us has done?

Every Country makes mistakes, and yes the United States government has done bad things as well. A 'few' of them are: Political Greed. We must remember that all creatures are greedy, it is only through intelligence that we can attempt to over come greed. The problem is we, each and every one of us, need to use our intelligence to watch out for the leaders that are not over coming greed. To quote, if I may, Buddha-"Believe nothing, no matter where you read...

Asked in History, Politics & Society, Acronyms & Abbreviations

What is the abbreviation for the word customer?

There is no "official" abbreviation for "customer", but you could create one. Try "cust." or "cstmr". ...

Asked in History, Politics & Society, History of Ireland

Who was Sonny O'Neill?

The man who almost certainly shot and killed Michael Collins at Beal na Blath in West Cork on August 22nd 1922. ...


Asked in History, Politics & Society, Predictions

What will happen in the year 6000?

Nobody can be certain as projections that far out in the future involve too many variables. ...

Asked in History, Politics & Society, India, History of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

Who led the independence for India?

The history of Freedom Struggle started with Swami Dayanand Saraswati with his Nationalist and Reformatory movement. Thereafter, a movement started infusing the spirits enunciated by him into the people of the country. Following the inspirations given by the Swami, the First war of Independence had begun with Rani Luxmi Bai, Nanaji and others. With the revolt in the so named Mutiny, the fire became big. Thereafter thousands of martyres sacrificed their lives in the country and also abroad in that struggle. The struggle culminated...

Asked in History, Politics & Society, History

Why did Cai Lun invent paper?

In ancient times writings and inscriptions were generally made on tablets of bamboo or on pieces of silk called chih. But silk being costly and bamboo heavy, they were not convenient to use. Tshai Lun [Cai Lun, Tsai Lun] then initiated the idea of making paper from the bark of trees, remnants of hemp, rags of cloth, and fishing nets. He submitted the process to the emperor in the first year of Yuan-Hsing [+105] and received praise for his ability. From this...

Asked in History, Politics & Society, History of the United States, History

What is Drake's Folly?

discovery of oil and kerosene in the late 1850's

Asked in Technology, Television and Video, Society and Civilization, History, Politics & Society

Is media spoiling your young generation or not?

"Media" is a term that covers a vast array of information storage and delivery. It includes newspapers, magazines, books, radio, television, computer based storage and retrieval. Do newspapers spoil our young generation? Probably not. And on line news services are also not considered to be harmful to young people. No doubt, content is available that delivers poor moral messages to people, young and old. Content on social media sites is often of such a poor quality that it is barely understandable and of...

Asked in History, Politics & Society, History

When did shipbuilding start?

as early as 10,000 bc

Asked in History, Politics & Society, Christianity, Heaven and Hell

What is Stoism?

When the Apostle Paul visited Athens, he took the message of Christ to the marketplace where a wide variety of people could be encountered. Among those he talked to were Epicurean and Stoic philosophers. We read about his encounter with them in Acts 17. Who were these Epicureans and Stoics? I'd like to give a thumbnail sketch of their ideas about God, man, and the world which will help us understand why Paul what he did. Stoicism and Epicureanism were philosophies which...

Asked in History, Politics & Society, Industries and Professions

What were the disadvantages of canals?

People needed to dig up a lot of ground to make them. Some were made obsolete by the railroad soon after they were constructed. Canals need a lot of water in order for the boats to sail on them. In the winter the water can turn to ice. In the summer, the water can dry up. Boats that are bigger than the locks of the canal can't use them. ...

Asked in History, Politics & Society, Korean War, D-Day, Military Terminology

What does the term amphibious assault refer to?

In military terminology, an "amphibious assault" refers specifically to the movement of troops from a water-borne transport onto land. Historically, this has exclusively meant the use of small boats and similar craft to move troops and equipment from large vessels onto a beach (or, rarely, a prepared dock such as at a port), which may or may not be actively defended. In modern times, it often includes some component of helicopter-borne troop movements. Thus, a modern amphibious assault generally consists of small units...