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Mar
28
comment Was Russo-Polish of 1919-1920 a war of independence?
But it wasn't at war with Poland.
Mar
28
comment Was Russo-Polish of 1919-1920 a war of independence?
@HermannIngjaldsson What is so hard to understand here? The UK and France went to war with Germany because a) it went to war with Poland and b) was a threat to France and UK as well. Neither of it were true w/r to the Soviet Union in 1939.
Mar
27
comment Are Americans More Obsessed With the Military Aspect of History? If so, why?
VD Hanson is a neocon shill.
Mar
27
comment Are Americans More Obsessed With the Military Aspect of History? If so, why?
@sbi Yup, but both things are much fresher in the mind of Americans.
Mar
24
comment Are Americans More Obsessed With the Military Aspect of History? If so, why?
America is a country based on genocide and cemented by a civil war. No wonder it's obsessed with war.
Mar
23
comment What happens after a widespread social chaos?
How much do you pay (in $$)?
Mar
23
comment What happens after a widespread social chaos?
"Internet is barely usable (have a 7mbs and get only 1mbs or less)" - I remember that my 24/7 first internet connection was 128kbs ;-)
Mar
22
comment Has a book ever caused the ousting of a dictator?
@Sardathrion Seriously. Also, the claim that Sharp's book has been used in Poland is just BS. Polish anti-Communist opposition had enough thinkers and leaders of their own. I doubt Sharp could offer them useful advice, given he was a guy from outside.
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
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.