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comment Pinpointing the date of a globe
Do you mean Burma hasn't been renamed Myanmar? I'm not sure of the details but I'm confident that isn't reliable in dating a globe or atlas. It declared itself Myanmar but for various reasons the name change wasn't respected by Western (at least) media for some time. I think it was contentious for some specific reason (and not just that the regime was undemocratic).
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comment When did the practice of formally “declaring war” cease and why?
I listed some state v. state wars to show those are the kind I'm interested in. Of course civil wars and colonial wars are a separate thing.
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answered Was the Night of the Long Knives principally a means to obtain loyalty of the German military leadership?
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comment Why isn't Somaliland recognized as a separate country?
@Lohoris I feel sure Sudan and Ethiopia were "encouraged" to agree by overwhelming pressure, i wonder why the same hasn't happened in Somalia
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comment Why were the Germans and Russians so fixated on an unlikely “separate peace” in 1945?
@ThorstenS. interesting answer but please see my edits to the Q
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asked Why were the Germans and Russians so fixated on an unlikely “separate peace” in 1945?
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comment Why did Hitler not order the use of poison gas in combat?
i've seen this argued before but never understood how this squares with every indication (e.g. the "Nero decree" germanhistorydocs.ghi-dc.org/sub_document.cfm?document_id=1590) that Hitler and many leading nazis by 1944/5 cared not a jot whether Germany and all Germans were destroyed at the end
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