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Cryptographer, programmer in several languages (C, Java, several assemblies, Pascal, Forth...). I also have a life.


Aug
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comment Why were Austria-Hungary's Slavic minorities put into multinational states?
What is "success" ? Here, I am talking about whether a given group of people constitutes a "nation" or not, regardless of whether that group will or will not achieve success on any specific measuring scale.
Aug
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Aug
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awarded  Revival
Aug
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answered Did Marco Polo write about or bring back fireworks from his travels?
Aug
23
answered Why were Austria-Hungary's Slavic minorities put into multinational states?
Aug
15
awarded  Critic
Aug
15
answered What do we know ***historically*** about Jesus?
Aug
15
revised Bastard children who became Kings
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Aug
15
answered Correlation between Mesoamerican and South Asian calendar systems
Aug
15
answered Why some countries have more than one name?
Aug
14
awarded  Revival
Aug
14
comment Was there a plan “B” for the D-Day?
The usual argument for the strategic goal of USA is the reluctance to take Paris -- Eisenhower intended to bypass it, even though Parisians had rebelled. To be that much in a hurry was not strategically sound if the goal was still to force Germany to surrender; a German-controlled Paris could threaten supply lines and generally make life quite harder for the Allies.
Aug
14
answered Did the Roman Empire extend as far north as the Romans could grow wine?
Aug
14
answered Was there a plan “B” for the D-Day?
Aug
14
answered Why has monarchy appeared just about everywhere?
Aug
14
answered Is Sumer considered by historians as a part of Western Civilization?
Aug
14
awarded  Editor
Aug
14
revised Have any national leaders been kept unaware of their own wars?
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Aug
14
answered Have any national leaders been kept unaware of their own wars?
Aug
13
answered Did the blanket pardon from 'The Three Musketeers' exist in real life?