Seeing that political history is "on topic" based on this answer, how far back in history is "on topic" before making the question more suitable for History.SE?

For example:

  1. A question about politics in Ancient Rome (example: political dynamics between Emperor Nero and upper class Romans) or Ancient Greece (example: power dynamics between Athens and the rest of the Delian League) or Ancient China (example: how Qin Shi Huang could unify China and became the first emperor)?
  2. A question from the Biblical period (example: rivalry between the Northern and Southern Israel)
  3. A question from EVEN FURTHER back: Sumerian civilization (example: the power extent of a city's king in relation to the priests) or Ancient Egypt (example: 2 great powers dynamics between Egypt and the Hittites)

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I would put all of those examples as off topic for this site and I would say even as early as 100-200 years ago is more suited for history then politics.

  • Really? Then the politics of the 1648 Peace of Westphalia from where our current foundation of international relations originated would also be off topic? As does the politics of the 13 colonies around the time of the founding the United States? Jun 15, 2023 at 1:30
  • @GratefulDisciple Really as that is now a historical event.
    – Joe W
    Jun 15, 2023 at 1:31
  • OK, thanks for clarifying. Jun 15, 2023 at 1:34

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