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Jan
1
comment Are there any communist leaders without a record of acts we consider as a crime (against humanity)?
-1 Unsubstantiated opinions.
Jan
1
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
31
answered What is the earliest reliably dated event exact to the year?
Dec
31
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
31
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.
Dec
31
answered Why wasn't San Marino unified with Italy?
Dec
31
comment What lands have been called by names chosen to disassociate those lands from its inhabitants
+1 I did not bring the USSR as an example because most of its renaming was not because of disowning any particular people. But this is exactly the same the Polish did, viz. renaming places to disown German people of their land.
Dec
31
awarded  Critic
Dec
30
revised Who are the modern descendants of the Khazar people?
A recent (28-12-2012) research updates brings back a discarded hypotesis.
Dec
22
comment Why didn't Imperial Japan attack the Soviet Union during World War 2?
Excellent answer, only one addition to make: while Siberia was underdeveloped and underpopulated, most of the places along the Southern expansion route were already sufficiently developed to be readily exploited, and certainly sufficiently populated to make up a market for certain types of goods. This fact should be explored, but it proved to be more time consuming than I can afford. Perhaps somebody more into Japan(ese)?
Dec
18
awarded  Excavator
Dec
18
awarded  Analytical
Dec
18
revised Military intervention in government in India and Pakistan
Typos equivalent to hate crimes amended.
Dec
18
answered Was the Granny Smith Apple the first green skinned apple widely propagated?
Dec
18
suggested suggested edit on Military intervention in government in India and Pakistan
Dec
18
comment Why did India turn down a permanent seat in the UN in 1955?
Besides, for a series of reasons too long to be summarized in a comment, it is unlikely that India will ever have a place at the UN SC before settling all border disputes with China and (especially) with Pakistan.
Dec
18
comment Which lost historical documents, when uncovered, led to the most substantial revisions in historiography?
While I'm still collecting material to see whether I can post an answer, have a look at this list: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lost_city even though they are whole cities, rather than documents, there are instances in which whole archives were unearthed.
Dec
18
comment What was the reason of extreme anti-Communism in the first half of 20th century?
I agree with this answer, but think it is worth mentioning that the ruling class made consistent efforts to mobilize an anti-communist front, especially propaganda. Namely associating Communists with a Jewish plot, Satan, betrayal of the Nation and so on.
Dec
17
comment What lands have been called by names chosen to disassociate those lands from its inhabitants
I'm not implying that they are offensive to one another now, because Greek speaking inhabitants of Anatolia have been deported to Greece (and vice-versa). If they were still living there, the name Turkey would certainly sound discriminatory: Turkey, the land of Turkish people. You don't belong here (anymore). Before it was the Ottoman Empire: still led by a Turkish class, but certainly not Turkish-only.
Dec
17
awarded  Teacher