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reviewed Close Why in some countries, Muslim names sound like Arabic, but, other do not?
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accepted What was Finland's role in the siege of Leningrad?
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comment Status of merchants in feudal Europe
@Greg: I said "Dutch and others." The Dutch were invited to the party because of their seafaring capabilities. I was told this when I was in Gdansk, Poland, where a lot of buildings have Dutch architecture.
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comment Why was East Asia more religiously tolerant than Europe in medieval time?
@T.E.D.: It's more a statement of "philosophy" than anything else. But it is consistent with "pre-Communist" China in this regard (the treatment of Falun Gong is not).
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comment What were the reasons that the British colonies in North America rebelled but not others?
Regarding Doug T's critique, Amy Chua, a Yale professor, has published a book about how "market dominate minorities" come from the outside.And Britishers had the Magna Carta in their history, something that other groups did not have.
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revised What were the reasons that the British colonies in North America rebelled but not others?
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comment Was the Night of the Long Knives principally a means to obtain loyalty of the German military leadership?
@VincenzoOliva: If you want a more detailed, first hand treatment, I recommend "The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich" by William L. Shirer.
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comment Was the Night of the Long Knives principally a means to obtain loyalty of the German military leadership?
@VincenzoOliva: From the second paragraph of my link: "Adolf Hitler moved against the SA and its leader, Ernst Röhm, because he saw the independence of the SA and the penchant of its members for street violence as a direct threat to his newly gained political power. Hitler also wanted to conciliate leaders of the Reichswehr, the official German military who feared and despised the SA—in particular Röhm's ambition to absorb the Reichswehr into the SA under his own leadership. Additionally, Hitler was uncomfortable with Röhm's outspoken support for a "second revolution" to redistribute wealth."
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revised What do Florence, Genoa, Milan and Venice have in common?
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comment What do Florence, Genoa, Milan and Venice have in common?
@FelixGoldberg: OK, took out reference to Guelphs.
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answered How did the upper class stay wealthy in the past?