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Nov
20
comment What historical situation is comparable to what Europe is currently facing?
Thank you for your long-shot answer even though you do not know whether it will be useful. I believe that the situation fits very well according to the criteria that I set.
Nov
20
asked What historical situation is comparable to what Europe is currently facing?
Nov
20
comment Are modern handguns a major reason for democratization?
@DVK I have thought a lot about this since my last post and I am no longer sure about my opinion about gun laws. A curiosity is that even the police in Norway need permission on a case to case basis before bringing a gun into a situation.
Oct
31
comment Are modern handguns a major reason for democratization?
@AndrewVit Coming from Norway, where a maniac killed 69, mostly youths, with a legal gun in July this year, I completely support stricter gun laws, but on the other hand, I am thinking that there might be good historical reasons for the strong opinions supporting liberal gun laws.
Oct
31
comment Are modern handguns a major reason for democratization?
@AndrewVit I am not American if that is what you are implying. If this is an American perspective on things, is also irrelevant with respect to whether it is true or not.
Oct
25
awarded  Quorum
Oct
24
awarded  Critic
Oct
23
asked Are modern handguns a major reason for democratization?
Oct
23
comment Quantitative comparison of transportation cost per kilometer over the centuries?
Is this then a quantitative comparison? I just want to be sure before buying the book.
Oct
18
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Oct
18
asked Quantitative comparison of transportation cost per kilometer over the centuries?
Oct
15
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Oct
15
accepted Why did so many rulers want to aquire more land?
Oct
12
comment Why did so many rulers want to aquire more land?
I have removed the more subjective second question, because I guess this is the reason for the down-vote.
Oct
12
revised Why did so many rulers want to aquire more land?
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Oct
12
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Oct
12
comment Why did so many rulers want to aquire more land?
What an excellent point! I love it when my question is based on a wrong assumption. That is when I learn the most.
Oct
12
comment Why did so many rulers want to aquire more land?
@SethRogers╬Ę I thought about coming with specific examples, but that will quickly create a discussion regarding the circumstances of that particular war. Because of this I ended up leaving it completely open. I believe that a good answer should include some examples where the rationale is widely agreed upon.
Oct
12
asked Why did so many rulers want to aquire more land?
Oct
12
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