by Michael Copeland
(Originally published at LibertyGB)
(Clue: one answer fits all.)
|1.||What made it essential to fortify the Vatican?|
|2.||What triggered the founding of the defensive Knights Templar?|
|3.||What caused the beheading of the 800 men of Otranto, Italy?|
|4.||What led Columbus and his backers to explore westwards?|
|5.||What caused the Hindu Kush (Kush meaning ‘slaughter’)?|
|6.||What do the turbans of pantomime pirates denote?|
|7.||What made Istanbul’s Basilica of Holy Wisdom cease to be a church?|
|8.||What caused the kidnapping of the women and children of Baltimore, Ireland?|
|9.||What caused the USA to establish the Marine Corps?|
|10.||What caused the genocide of Armenians?|
|11.||What caused Salman Rushdie to need armed guards?|
|12.||What is “incompatible with the fundamental principles of democracy”?
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