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Mar
21
comment Has a book ever caused the ousting of a dictator?
Is this an answer or an advertisement?
Mar
21
comment Why didn't Moldova unite with Romania?
"And, more importantly, knowledge of English is required for official documents because Romania is part of the EU." -- Not true. EU is big on translating every official document into all official languages of its member states. In practice, being part of the integrated EU economy means that you're strongly advised to learn English, but there's no official requirement.
Mar
19
comment World War II - Have Historians Envisioned How The Axis Powers Might Have Won?
Also: in 1945, the US has nuclear weapons, making the defeat of both Japan and Germany virtually certain.
Mar
19
comment World War II - Have Historians Envisioned How The Axis Powers Might Have Won?
"E.g. Britain is stupid enough to leave its army fighting in Europe where it is captured by Germans leaving Britain defenseless" As long as Royal Navy was afloat, Britain was not defenceless. "all that while Germans bombers neutralize British airports" Half of Britain was outside Luftwaffe's range in 1940.
Mar
19
comment World War II - Have Historians Envisioned How The Axis Powers Might Have Won?
Americans were fighting thousands of kilometres from their factories, but they were able to solve these issues, because their tanks were truly mass-produced.
Mar
17
comment Was Russo-Polish of 1919-1920 a war of independence?
@HermannIngjaldsson Not "shortly later" but in 1941 (almost two years later) after the SU was attacked by Germany. They were neutral to 1939 because it wasn't such a threat to them as Germany and they did not need an additional enemy.
Mar
17
comment Was Russo-Polish of 1919-1920 a war of independence?
@HermannIngjaldsson Neither UK nor France were allied with Soviet Union in 1939.
Mar
17
comment Was Russo-Polish of 1919-1920 a war of independence?
@HermannIngjaldsson Poland did not surrender in 1939.
Mar
17
comment World War II - Have Historians Envisioned How The Axis Powers Might Have Won?
I disagree based on historical precedent: Napoleon did capture Moscow. Didn't help him a lot.
Mar
17
comment When did the practice of formally “declaring war” cease and why?
Democracies try to go to war without declaring a war, because it'd be politically very difficult.
Mar
17
comment Why does German money from the 1940s not bear Nazi symbols?
@WladimirPalant I guess it was part of the Nazi "we're worker-friendly" propaganda spiel.
Mar
17
answered World War II - Have Historians Envisioned How The Axis Powers Might Have Won?
Mar
17
answered When and how did the USA and the UK become allies?
Mar
17
comment Was Russo-Polish of 1919-1920 a war of independence?
@HermannIngjaldsson Poland was not at war with the SU (the Polish govt ordered its army not to fight invading Soviet troops), I guess precisely for the reason so that their Western allies wouldn't have to fight both Germany and Soviet Union at the same time. If Poland had been at war with the SU in 1939, the UK would have gone to war with the SU as well -- treaty obligations. Also, neither UK nor France were allied with the Soviet Union in 1939.
Mar
15
comment Was Russo-Polish of 1919-1920 a war of independence?
"Poland captured Kiev". This is incorrect. Joint Polish-Ukrainian forces captured Kiev from the Russian hands.
Mar
15
answered Was Russo-Polish of 1919-1920 a war of independence?
Mar
15
comment Was Russo-Polish of 1919-1920 a war of independence?
How do you define "war of independence"?
Mar
15
comment How do new countries legally and without bloodshed declare themselves independent?
@Sardathrion "The Russo-Polish of 1919-1020 was neither a war of independence". Of course it was.
Dec
3
comment Is there any evidence that the Catholic Church slowed innovation during the Middle Ages?
How does one measure such things??
Nov
27
comment Why did Hitler attack the Soviet Union when he was still busy fighting the United Kingdom?
And the English were calling the shot in the UK, anyway.