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Great powers and superpowers possibly even are more so are unlikely to give territory back to weaker neighbours which were once part of their empire, but it occasionally occurs as in the case of apparently giving a disputed slice of Finland back after the Second World War. The Grand Duchy of Finland had special status under the Tsars not too dissimilar to ...


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Note, in the interest of academic honesty and historical accuracy, I will preface my answer by acknowledging that it constitutes original research and is purely anecdotal, though I believe it is worth sharing because of its relevance to the question: I can't produce any writings for you, per your question, just a firsthand account: According to my ...


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Traditionally most municipalities in the USA select their jury pool based on their state's voter rolls. That is in fact how Alabama does it today. This is probably chiefly for convenience sake. A state's voter registrations is about the only convenient database of "of age" residents and where they live that the state (and everyone in it) has access to. ...


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Bombs (or anything metal with sharp edges) naturally tend to whistle as they fall, however, in many cases they were designed to enhance the whistle to make it louder and more intense, the purpose being to terrify anyone in the vicinity of the target zone. The patent diagram below shows a typical design: The elliptical cutouts labeled I5 in the diagram are ...


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Archangelsk: they did use this route to supply Russia. The main problems were that it was only open during the Summer and even in the Summer it is dangerous for ships. Persia: This was not a viable route in 1916 due to a lack of railroads. Trans-Siberian Railway: This very long route was used during the war, however, it was unreliable and the British did ...


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Your statement is incorrect on two counts. First of all, it is not true that the "absence" from the pool denies due process. Secondly, the violation is not of the Due Process clause of the Constitution, it was held to be a violation of the 14th Ammendment. The violation itself occurs when potential jurors are deliberately excluded from the pool. If by chance ...


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When the 2ww ended the cold war started..... The UK, USA, France etc spend a lot of time and effect including using most of their best engineers to create weapons and defenses for the cold war. Germany was not allowed to create weapons; therefore all their best people worked in industry creating goods that could be sold. The US and UK also based lots of ...


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The family of F. Hundertwasser comes from Pressburg (current Bratislava, capital of Slovakia), they moved to Vienna and changed their name. Their original name was Stowasser, which is combination of Slovak word "sto" (hundred) and German word "wasser" (water). Just to update you - Slovakia, Czech republic, Hungary and Austria were at that time one ...


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I was using email on a few different systems long before I had an internet connection. Email usage in offices depend on having a network and most people having a computer on their desks, this did not happen until the 1990s to any great extent. Connecting computers from homes into email systems and cheaply connecting networks together depending on modems, ...


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The Japanese primary strategy was to create an East-Asia Prosperity sphere of influence, including SE Asia, parts of China and Indonesia. This also fit in with their desperation for resources, especially oil (see, for instance, the book The Prize by Daniel Yergin). SE Asia also had bauxite for Aluminum refining (as did the Caroline Islands, see Aluminum ...


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Its common to see union histories begun in the late 19th century, but the institutional precursors for labor unions--even unions that organize workers regardless of trade or craft--goes back to the founding of the country. The earliest I know of is the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesman, founded as a mutual aid society for skilled workers in New ...


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The answer, of course, is that no single country can be blamed for a catastrophe as large as World War I. This argument is made at length by Christopher Clark's The Sleepwalkers, which some in the international relations community consider to be the new standard account of the causes of WWI. Clark starts with a structural approach to WWI, and adds to it ...


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Germany and Austria are to mainly blame for the outbreak of World War I. The reasons are: (1) The "carte blanche" Germany gave to Austria for attacking Serbia. (2) The German "Schlieffen-Plan" - attacking France via neutral Belgium and Luxemburg, without declaring war on Belgium. (3) The German long-term economical and political aims that were to be ...



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