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Jan
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answered Did Peter the Great promote rights for women? If so, how?
Jan
6
comment Why is China a member of the UN Security Council?
@Schwern: OK, took out India. As to your second point, I gave a hypothetical where Germany beat Britain and Russia and could therefore save Japan. Then the U.S. would have to save China to save itself.
Jan
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revised Why is China a member of the UN Security Council?
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Jan
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Jan
5
comment Why did Peter the Great crown Catherine I as empress?
@MarkC.Wallace: Added a link to crown matrimonial. I'm assuming that you are sophisticated enough to know the difference between a queen consort and a queen regnant.
Jan
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revised Why did Peter the Great crown Catherine I as empress?
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Jan
5
answered Free states and slave states - how did that work?
Jan
5
answered How frequently were heated metal torture implements used?
Jan
4
comment How much of “Russia” was actually occupied by the Germans in World War II?
@Alex: Your earlier vote to close has expired after one week. You referred in a comment to "voting down," which is what I think you meant to do (or what I would have done in your shoes). But you voted to close instead, which has a different meaning. In any event, thanks for your help and commentary.
Jan
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revised Why didn't the European Christians take back Constantinopole?
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Jan
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comment How much of “Russia” was actually occupied by the Germans in World War II?
@Alex: I agree with your downvote, but not with the votes to close. Downvote means "please fix the question," which was a perfectly appropriate response. The "vote to close" was a comment on the question's "triviality" when several answers, including your own, discussed the various nuances and difficulties in measuring "Russia" and "Russians." The two different votes mean two rather different things. In any event, I did my best to improve the question to the best of my ability. That is, I asked for a definition of "Russia" while providing a "first guess" of my own.
Jan
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revised How much of “Russia” was actually occupied by the Germans in World War II?
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Jan
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reviewed Close Was there ever simultaneously plague and witch hunts in Hungary during the 15th century?
Jan
2
comment Has there been any culture where men typically have longer hair than women?
Possible duplicate of Have fashionable hair lengths ever been reversed from their current styles?
Dec
29
revised How much of “Russia” was actually occupied by the Germans in World War II?
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Dec
28
comment How much of “Russia” was actually occupied by the Germans in World War II?
Fair enough. We're talking about the maximum extent. Frankly, I hadn't realize how deep Fall Blau (temporarily) took the Germans into "Russia" because I wasn't sure of where the boundaries were. I thought it was "only" the Ukraine.
Dec
28
comment How much of “Russia” was actually occupied by the Germans in World War II?
Using a midpoint of 750,000 of your estimate for RSFSR, a ratio of 3 to 4 for Russia versus non, that is 3% of the Soviet Union. Is that at Germany's "high water" marks of 1941 or 1942, or after the respective "rollbacks" of spring 1942 and spring 1943?
Dec
28
revised Why were 40,000 German troops left in Prague instead of pulled back to defend Berlin?
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Dec
28
comment How much of “Russia” was actually occupied by the Germans in World War II?
"The total occupied area was only 7% of the USSR," but the richest, most populous 7% of the USSR. How much of that 7% was "Russian" as opposed to "non-Russian?"
Dec
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