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Same Start and End Letter - History #2

Guess these historical answers that start and end with the same letter.
All the answers are a single word
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First submittedMarch 28, 2017
Last updatedMarch 29, 2017
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Hint
Answer
A
Muhammad's favorite wife
Aisha
A
Ancient Mesopotamian kingdom
Assyria
C
Founder of Detroit; Also a
luxury car brand
Cadillac
D
Celtic priest
Druid
E
Fur often worn by royalty
Ermine
E
Expertise of Emily Post and
Amy Vanderbilt
Etiquette
G
Most famous U.S. Civil War battle
Gettysburg
G
Naval beverage of water and rum
Grog
G
Printing press inventor
Gutenberg
M
"ism" that led to the Soviet Union
Marxism
N
French conqueror of Europe
Napoleon
 
Hint
Answer
N
President who said he wasn't a crook
Nixon
O
Mr. Von Bismarck
Otto
R
Dueling sword made for stabbing
Rapier
R
Female factory worker of WWII:
Rosie the _______
Riveter
R
Oil baron and first U.S. billionaire
Rockefeller
T
Former country ruled by a Lama
Tibet
T
Dance move popular in the early 1960s
Twist
W
Necessary ingredient for
the defenestrations of Prague
Window
X
Company that invented the
computer mouse
Xerox
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level 72
Mar 28, 2017
"Herr", nicht "Mr.", für einen Deutschen!
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level 23
Mar 29, 2017
lol
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level 60
Aug 12, 2017
Ja, Ich kennst etwas deutsch, but not enough to make a full comment.
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level 70
Aug 8, 2018
Blended very well, Herr Wolf. Not quite as good as Benny Hill but it will do.
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level 76
Mar 28, 2017
There is a sense in which Menshevism *led* to the Soviet Union, since the Soviet Union was established the year after the Mensheviks were outlawed.
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level 70
Aug 8, 2018
So you've probably heard of Marxism then?
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level 77
Mar 29, 2017
Rapier is not light. Many examples are the same weight as lighter longswords, and feel very heavy because they are used one-handed. Smaller thrusting swords like smallsword are an entirely different breed.
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level ∞
Mar 29, 2017
I suppose its relative, but I see your point so I removed the word light.
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level 66
Mar 29, 2017
I love the hint for W. :)
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level 71
Apr 11, 2017
Me too, although a window is necessary for *any* defenestration, historical or not :-)
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level 79
Jan 15, 2019
Do you encounter defenestration in a lot of non-historical contexts? ;)
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level 60
Aug 5, 2019
Very often
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level 67
Mar 29, 2017
Great quiz, though a little bit more flexibility on the spelling of Gutenberg would be nice.
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level 71
Apr 1, 2017
Great quiz!
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level 59
May 1, 2017
W can also be Warsaw :)
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level 66
Jul 24, 2017
I need to pa closer attention. kept wondering why rosie the riveter wasn't working. tried removing "the" and different spellings of riveter.
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level 70
Aug 12, 2017
as a muslim i think you are mistaken about aisha. the most beloved wife of muhammad was khadija (the first). please cite your reference.
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level 76
Aug 12, 2017
Yeah, Wikipedia seems to say Aisha was second favorite: "In many Muslim traditions, Aisha is described as Muhammad's most beloved or favored wife after his first wife, Khadija bint Khuwaylid, who died before the migration to Medina took place."
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level 43
Aug 13, 2017
And khadjia was the wife he married at his own behest: the ones that followed were all arranged marriages
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level 75
Aug 13, 2017
Yes agreed. Change the clue please.
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level 70
Aug 8, 2018
He sounds like a real charmer.
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level 56
Aug 12, 2017
That should be Muhammad the Paedophile's favourite child wife.
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level 43
Aug 13, 2017
You know I've looked into that, coz it was kind of alarming how young age is portrayed to be. And just to note, I'm not looking to justify anything, just for clarification. It kind of seems that Aeysha is portrayed to be younger than she actually was. One of the big indicators was that she was betrothed to someone else earlier and they bailed on her. So she was technically "shamed". Which doesn't make sense if she was six years old as claimed. Some sources also theorise it was Aeysha herself that propagated the idea of her being an child. Allah knows why. Nonetheless there was certainly a creepy age gap. But to be fair, if you're going to call Muhammed a paedophile, you've got to call nearly every other man in the world for centuries before and after one to. It was all the rage for a good chunk of history. And to his credit, his first wife was like 20 years older than him. Not atypical paedophile behaviour. So it's a perplexing situation.
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level 61
Aug 15, 2017
Older men marrying young girls was not at all typical for many many cultures in the past, especially prepubescent girls. Likewise, that he married a woman older than him proves nothing. Lots of men who prey on children have been married to women of legal age. It's not at all perplexing; it's pedophilia.
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level 38
Sep 2, 2018
A custom which continues today, what with pubescent girls being betrothed to men old enough to be their fathers. And let's not get into the trophy wife phenomenon.
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