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comment Has there ever been an attempted military takeover of a democracy in the western world?
@TED Where I come from(Iceland) the Western world was always been defined as W-Europe, USA, Canada and Japan.
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comment Has there ever been an attempted military takeover of a democracy in the western world?
@Luke Was there ever a military coup attempt? The 1944 attempt was hardly against a democracy?
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comment Has there ever been an attempted military takeover of a democracy in the western world?
Thank you for the information but I was asking specifically about the "western world", i.e. (W-Europe, Japan, Canada, USA)
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asked Has there ever been an attempted military takeover of a democracy in the western world?
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awarded  Scholar
Jul
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accepted What was the first major historical event to be photographed?
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comment What was the first major historical event to be photographed?
See comment to original question. An adjective like Major or Important is always relative and subjective. It is though much clearer to use such an adjective instead of trying to define exactly what type event is "major": An event that more than 100 persons participated in, involved persons of royalty, etc. etc.
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comment What was the first major historical event to be photographed?
A precise definition doesn't exist. To some the introduction of the first sewing machine was a major event while to others that would be an insignificant event. So a "major event" is a relative definition and up to those who reply.
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revised What was the first major historical event to be photographed?
Factual error fixed
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asked What was the first major historical event to be photographed?
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comment Which war games did Napoleon practice with his generals?
chessgames.com/perl/chessplayer?pid=77025
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comment Why did Nazi soldiers do Hitler's bidding?
They swore an allegiance to Hitler directly instead of Germany. That is certainly a part of the reason (and mentioned by some former soldiers).
Jul
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comment How did people travel to remote islands like Easter Island?
Reminds me of the Raven technique used by the ancient vikings. When sailing and searching for land they released ravens from their ships. The birds would hover straight up and if they could see land they'd fly towards it and the vikings would follow in the same direction. If on the other hand the birds couldn't see land they'd settle on the ship again.
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answered Were there any conquests that Ancient Rome undertook explicitly to gain control of a natural resource?
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answered Extent of the Roman empire after Trajan?
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asked Extent of the Roman empire after Trajan?