The long period of relative peacefulness experienced by the Roman Empire between 27 BC and AD 180.Imposing the Roman way of life on conquered countries.A Roman delicacy used for stuffing turkeys.
Correct answer: The long period of relative peacefulness experienced by the Roman Empire between 27 BC and AD 180.
The peace enabled the Roman empire to reach an all-time peak population of 70 million people (despite the objections of the Judean People's Front).
Correct answer: Wealthy, landowning warriors
The graves of high-ranking Britons from the Iron Age often contain valuable goods like chariots, swords, and armour, leading to the belief that warriors with horses were those who had the highest status.
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Correct answer: The Visigoths and the Ostrogoths
Six major German tribes, the Visigoths, the Ostrogoths, the Vandals, the Burgundians, the Lombards, and the Franks participated in the fragmentation and the collapse of the Western Roman Empire. Bloody vandals.
Boudica (a.k.a. Boadicea, Boudicca, Buaidheach, Voadicia and a whole host of other spellings) was the famed queen of the British Celtic Iceni tribe who led a revolt against the occupying forces of the Roman Empire in AD 60 or 61. An epic warrior queen badass, in other words.
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Correct answer: The House of Medici
Their imaginatively named Medici Bank was the largest in Europe during the 15th century, which led to them gaining political power, marrying into royalty, and getting into various scrapes before the dynasty eventually declined (due to a lack of funds and male heirs) in the 18th century.
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Correct answer: Copernicus
His groundbreaking treatise De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres) refuted Ptolemy's geocentric system, which had been widely accepted since ancient times. Dang.
A Italian historian, politician, philosopher, and writer.An Italian playright and performer.A supplier of poisons to Lucrezia Borgia.
Correct answer: A historian, politician, philosopher, and writer.
He wrote The Prince, which states that the aims of princes—such as glory and survival—can justify the use of immoral means to achieve those ends, giving rise to the word "Machiavellian", i.e. being a bit of a bastard.
Around 1760 to 1830 / Great BritainAround 1810 to 1892 / Great BritainAround 1770 to 1900 / United States
Correct answer: Around 1760 to 1830 / Great Britain
British inventors absolutely went to town in the mid-to-late 1700s, coming up with innovations like steam powered looms, improved furnaces, and machine tools like the cylinder boring machine, which is more interesting than it sounds.
It advocated for the right to bear arms to be enshrined in the U.S. Constitution.It encouraged people in the Thirteen Colonies to fight for independent, egalitarian government.
Correct answer: It encouraged people in the Thirteen Colonies to fight for independent, egalitarian government.
And it worked. Historian Gordon S. Wood described Common Sense as "the most incendiary and popular pamphlet of the entire revolutionary era."
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Correct answer: The Bastille
The Bastille was the state prison (and armory), and on 14 July 1789 it was attacked by an angry mob of revolutionaries who saw it as an intolerable symbol of royal authority, and a handy source of weapons.
Correct answer: Austria-Hungary
In July 1914, one month after Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was killed by a Serbian nationalist in Sarajevo, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, beginning the First World War. Cheers, guys. Way to go.
Correct answer: Versailles in France
It was signed on 28 June 1919, exactly five years after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand.
Correct answer: The Battle of Midway
It was a decisive U.S. naval against Japan in 1942, just six months after the events of Pearl Harbor.
The Korean War.The Cuban Missile Crisis.A confused general mistaking a pigeon for a warhead.
Correct answer: The Cuban Missile Crisis
Thankfully, the crisis passed and now the US and USSR get along absolutely wonderfully. Ahem.
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