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History by Picture - P

Can you name these historic people, places, and things that begin with the letter "P"?
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Last updated: July 09, 2018
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leader's title
activist
Greek god
empire - 500 B.C.
temple
former country
Persian Empire
Papal States
explorer
artist
city
former country (in blue)
former name
weapon
creator of this model
former terrorist group / freedom fighters
naval base
belief system started by this guy
early writing material
style of hat worn by Truman
Protestantism
Panama Hat
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level 66
Jul 9, 2018
Good quiz, I like the use of 'Prussian Blue' for the country? question.
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level 58
Jul 9, 2018
Thanks
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level 55
Oct 9, 2018
I was gonna say the same thing! "Prussian Blue."
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level 66
Jul 15, 2018
Just one comment, I don't think Ptolemy produced that map, it has the Americas beautifully mapped, but Ptolemy died in 160 AD, unless he was a time traveller.
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level 75
Jul 15, 2018
Hence why the question is referring to the model depicted rather than the drawing itself.
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level 67
Jul 16, 2018
Peiping should be acceptable.
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level 66
Jul 18, 2018
For the antepenultimate question, could the persons name not be an acceptable answer or at least a type in?
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level 66
Jul 20, 2018
Partin Puther?
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level 66
Oct 8, 2018
May you accept Ptolemaios fot Ptolemy?
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level 74
Oct 8, 2018
Great quiz series. Before I started I immediately thought of Pliny the Elder, Pythagoras, Peloponnesian, Pizarro, Peary, and Pocahontas. I was surprised that none of them were on there.
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level 68
Oct 8, 2018
If the PLO is going to be labelled a terrorist group, it's only fair to list Israel as an apartheid state.
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level 55
Oct 9, 2018
What would you prefer them to be labelled as: "Freedom Fighters"? That's up for debate. If they've used terrorist tactics, like suicide bombings and targeting civilians, then the term "terrorists" is apt. One could argue the same point about the IRA. A person's bias regarding the labeling of such groups, no matter how "noble" their end goals, really is a question of tactics, and whether you believe such tactics are appropriate and/or justified. Do the ends justify the means? Before anyone responds with, "yes but 'legitimate' governments have committed such atrocities against civilians, too," I am well aware of that fact, but that's not the issue in question. Sadly, too often throughout human history, the terms "terrorist" and "freedom fighter" could be used interchangeably.
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level 65
Oct 16, 2018
The problem is that "terrorist" is such loaded word that it is not apt for use in any neutral discussion. You won't find history books talking about the "US terrorist founding fathers" or the "terrorist October revolutionaries", even though they also used terrorist tactics.
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level 60
Oct 8, 2018
Your hat looks more like a Pork Pie hat rather than a Panama. The flat top without a crease down the centre along with the narrow turned up brim define the Pork Pie over the Panama, which is usually flat brimmed and a bit taller. I will concede that Truman wore a Panama, it just didn't look like this one.
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level 58
Oct 8, 2018
Porkpie hat was my first thought too.
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level 58
Oct 8, 2018
Very fun challenging quiz. Just missed three, man I had to think hard. Should have got them all though.
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level 51
Oct 20, 2018
Well I only got about half f those right- think my brain needs to rest, or they were harder than they looked...