After the Mongol Empire fell, did China really turn away from math and physics?

What happened after the Mongol Empire collapsed? After the death of Kublai Khan the Mongol empire stopped expanding and began its decline. The Yuan dynasty became weaker and the Mongols began losing control over khanates in Russia, Central Asia and the Middle East. After Kublai Khan died in 1294, the empire became corrupted. Did the …

At the peak of the American whaling industry, what share of the workforce were involved in it?

When was whaling at its peak? Whaling in the United States hit its peak in the mid-1800s. New technologies, including gun-loaded harpoons and steamships, made whalers around the world more efficient. What impact did the revolution have on American whaling? During the Revolutionary War, whaleships are targeted by the British Navy with nearly fatal consequences …

How common was it for un-documented ships to bring settlers to the American colonies 1700-1750

How does the population of the American colonies change from 1700 to 1775? From 260,000 settlers in 1700, the colonial population grew eight times to 2,150,000 in 1770. (In comparison, the French colonial population grew from 15,000 to 90,000 in 1775, i.e., just 4% of the English total.) In fact, the English colonial population doubled …

Could Margaret Beaufort have been responsible for killing of the Princes in the Tower?

I’ve always known that a handful of people judge Margaret Beaufort guilty of the death of the Princes in the Tower. But until I published my series on Richard III – and incurred the wrath of the Ricardians – I had no idea just how widespread the theory was. Absolutely no contemporary source links Margaret …

What political party did Stalin belong to?

Is communism the same as socialism? The main difference is that under communism, most property and economic resources are owned and controlled by the state (rather than individual citizens); under socialism, all citizens share equally in economic resources as allocated by a democratically-elected government. Which party is communist? The Communist Party USA, officially the Communist …

How did the Scottish lowlands get their Gaelic name?

The word ‘Galldachd’ for the lowlands arises from the Old Irish ‘gall’ for ‘foreigner’ which came in turn from the Latin word ‘gallus’ for a Gaul. What is a Scottish Lowland called? Lallans, Lawlands (Scots) The Lowlands, shown in light green. Country. Did lowland Scots speak Gaelic? For many generations the inhabitants of most of …

Did Jiang Baili receive a sword from Emperor Meiji for graduating first of his class?

Who was the most powerful Japanese emperor? Enthroned in 781 as the emperor Kammu, he was one of the strongest rulers Japan had known for several centuries. Who was emperor after Meiji? Emperor Meiji Emperor Meiji 明治天皇 Predecessor Kōmei Successor Taishō Shōgun Tokugawa Yoshinobu (1866–1868) Daijō-daijin Sanjō Sanetomi (1871–1885) What does Meiji mean in Japanese? …

What courses would have been required to get a B.A. in America in the 1930s?

When did a college degree become necessary? After the war, college enrollment surged, due in large part to the GI Bill. But even by 1970, most people were not going to college. They didn’t need to. Most jobs didn’t require degrees. What is an BA program? A Bachelor of Arts (BA) is a university degree …