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That is, after struggling to stay alive.


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revised What is the earliest reliably dated event exact to the year?
Adapted the answer to the new format of the question.
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answered Which lost historical documents, when uncovered, led to the most substantial revisions in historiography?
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comment Are there any communist leaders without a record of acts we consider as a crime (against humanity)?
@Gangnus I was referring to this passage: "So, they answer for crimes of Lenin as Nizsche for Hitler's." Regards.
Jan
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revised What explanations have been given as to why the Jews were not killed in Italy?
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Jan
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comment Orphism's alleged influence on Christianity
I have no idea whether or not he was influenced by Orphism, but certainly some Jewish heritage of Christianity must have had a role, in that the Old Testament does not always view men and women equally. Just to add some context.
Jan
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revised What explanations have been given as to why the Jews were not killed in Italy?
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revised What explanations have been given as to why the Jews were not killed in Italy?
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answered What explanations have been given as to why the Jews were not killed in Italy?
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comment Are there any communist leaders without a record of acts we consider as a crime (against humanity)?
I was referring to your definition of e.g. Allende's Chile and Obama's USA as "communist" countries. This is - excuse the rudeness - unsubstantiated to the very least. This might arise from confusion about the definition of "communist" on your behalf. Even though there might be some flexibility in that there are indeed examples of social-democratic communist parties (e.g. the Italian and French CPs in their latter years) the countries you have mentioned were not communist. Chile was social-democratic, the USA are a liberal representative democracy.
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comment Are there any communist leaders without a record of acts we consider as a crime (against humanity)?
+1 Very good balanced answer. @Mathankumar +1 to your comment too!
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comment Are there any communist leaders without a record of acts we consider as a crime (against humanity)?
+1 I think it answers the question in the last paragraph. -1 Lack of any source. +1 Good considerations about the meaning of "crime against humanity" and "slaughter". Total +1
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comment Are there any communist leaders without a record of acts we consider as a crime (against humanity)?
-1 I don't understand how you can put Lenin and Marx on the same plane in the space of responsibility. And this without any personal moral considerations, which do not belong - in my opinion - to history.
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comment Are there any communist leaders without a record of acts we consider as a crime (against humanity)?
-1 Unsubstantiated opinions.
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comment Are there any communist leaders without a record of acts we consider as a crime (against humanity)?
-1 Honestly, this answer is worded like a personal opinion, lacking any source whatsoever.
Dec
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answered What is the earliest reliably dated event exact to the year?
Dec
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comment What lands have been called by names chosen to disassociate those lands from its inhabitants
Arguable, when the Soviet government encouraged e.g. teaching of local languages as opposed to tsarist "russification". There might have been different phases though, I'm not an expert.
Dec
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comment Why wasn't San Marino unified with Italy?
Garibaldi took refuge in San Marino in 1849. Allegedly the King granted independence to San Marino because of its role before and during the unification period, including helping Garibaldi. The latter, after helping Turin to conquer Naples was still useful as national hero, which might have helped justifying the Convention to the eyes of nationalists. See also my answer.
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answered Why wasn't San Marino unified with Italy?