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The decolonialisation of Singapore and (now) East Malaysia and their subsequent annexation to Malaya in 1963 occurred with no military actions taking place. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federation_of_Malaya#Evolution_of_the_Federation_of_Malaya Granted, their neighbours (namely Philippines and Indonesia) were not happy about this and organised a number of ...


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To build on T.E.D's excellent answer, it is important to understand the backdrop under which Wallace was nominated for Vice-President in 1940, and not nominated in 1944. The first thing to note, was that as late as the 1930s and 1940s, the Republican party was the "centrist" and "Establishment" (but pro-business party), while the Democrats were an unlikely ...


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Wallace was the last holdout from New Deal era. Over the years, both congress and the American public became disillusioned with the social progressivism of the Democratic party and their economic policies. In the 1942 elections the Democrats almost lost control of the House and many of the losers were New Dealers. The war also caused many politicians to lose ...


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Diving a bit deeper into this, it looks like Wallace had three big strikes against him: He was a progressive liberal, at a time when a very large and influential part of the party (the Solid South) was very conservative. So was FDR of course, but as the holder of the White House they couldn't really attack him. He was a Theosophist (sort of the era's ...


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I understand that I am taking risk, but there are no such known sources. Let someone prove me wrong. And even in Slavic languages, the Chronicle that you mention seems to be the only source. Of course the expression "rulers of Russia" that you use, is an anachronism. There was no "Russia", and those Varangian leaders of the time of Rurik did not rule any ...


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There are several such examples in Russian/Soviet history: Annexation of three Baltic states (1940) Annexation of Bessarabia and Bukovina (1940) from Roumania. Like in Crimea, none of them gave any armed resistance. Occupation of the Western Ukraine and Belorussia in 1939 by the Soviet military also did not meet with much armed resistance.


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According to this Wikipedia page on the Revolution of 1905 (Bloody Sunday), socialism became important politically in Russia shortly after the accession of Tsar Alexander II in the 1860's and 1870's. A few reasons are offered: Agricultural policy. The Tsar ended serfdom making a class of tax-paying peasants. The taxes were too high and the amount of land ...



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