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Feb
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comment Did Hitler really support Subhash Chandra Bose's cause and did he do anything to help Bose?
@FelixGoldberg Glad that you agree with my stance. But I would beg you to note that neither the Indian National Army nor the provisional government was a puppet of any country. Calling Bose the leader of a puppet state would be similar, in my humble opinion, to calling someone like Charles de Gaulle a puppet.
Feb
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answered Did Hitler really support Subhash Chandra Bose's cause and did he do anything to help Bose?
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Feb
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comment What was Gandhi's post-factum view of the Partition?
@FelixGoldberg Please check my update.
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reviewed Excellent Toyotomi Hideyoshi threatened to exterminate all Japanese foxes unless he heard from the god Inari. What was the aftermath (if any)?
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Jan
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comment Military intervention in government in India and Pakistan
Yes, since India was the legal successor state of the British raj, almost all the military institutions (along with the British army chief) were directly inherited by India. Pakistan did not get this, just because they did not get the most important military structures and people in their territory.
Jan
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answered What was Gandhi's post-factum view of the Partition?
Dec
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comment What other war crimes trials besides Nuremberg were held after WWII?
@FelixGoldberg I would agree with you if this was the only reason behind judging the accused not guilty. But the full order of Justice Pal was a 1200-pages long report, and though it is available for free, I could not make much sense of it. It contains a lot of details related to precedence and jurisprudence. If there is a summary available somewhere, I would be interested.
Dec
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comment Why the difference of opinion about the disappearance of Subhas Chandra Bose
As an Indian, I had always heard Bose being referred to as a great leader. The release of two diametrically opposite narratives about Bose's death had attracted my interest six months ago. I read both of them, and found that Dhar has sued the Government of India to reveal what information it has obtained on this from the Russians. India's government claims that doing so would harm friendly relations between the two countries. The judicial battle continues. Interestingly, the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation has agreed to help in case they stumble on something in Russia.
Dec
26
comment Why the difference of opinion about the disappearance of Subhas Chandra Bose
@FelixGoldberg The Indian Army's marching anthem is derived from that of the INA. As for collusion with the Nazis, to the millions of Indians who were starving to death (see Bengal famine of 1943) in Bengal due to sheer indifference, British rule was intolerable, even at the cost of collusion with the Nazis. Bose recognized this, and never showed any sympathy for the Nazis' racial bigotry. In fact, Bose had a few Jewish friends in Austria, and had expressed sympathy for their plight.
Dec
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comment Why the difference of opinion about the disappearance of Subhas Chandra Bose
@FelixGoldberg I understand that the perspective of people differ. By showing how an independent India could run a government (even if provisional) and an army without being bogged down by religious, linguistic or caste divisions, Bose's made lasting contributions to the birth of India. The Indian Army