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Oct
20
comment When and how did the idea of a “class-less” society originate in the United States?
The United States embedded lots of European or in particular British principles as it started as a mostly British colony. The US legal system is based on the British legal system. So it did not start really as 100% new.
Oct
20
comment When and how did the idea of a “class-less” society originate in the United States?
The dates of the American and French revolution are close enough that it might not be important which preceded which. The ideas of the French revolution were created before the revolution itself became successful. Furthermore, the idea of being classless did not need to be part of the American revolution.
Oct
26
comment Besides Magna Carta and general decentralization, what specifically led to democratization in England?
"Stadtluft macht frei" came from Germany from a time when in rural areas people could only survive by voluntarily submit to the land owners, while some cities had established an independence due to income from trade and crafts, like the cities of the "Hanse", Hamburg, Luebeck, etc, as well as Frankfurt.
Oct
26
comment When did the Knights Templar dissolve and why?
After more thought, I believe there is some mentioning in the Canterbury Tales (late 14th century), however, I am not sure how strong the link would be. On the other hand, often in literature common knowledge is often noted without fully explained, so it is also inconclusive.
Oct
26
comment When did the Knights Templar dissolve and why?
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/… However, while the day was Friday 13th, historically it does not seem to be possible to prove that the superstition started at this point, since there are no documents until very much later noting the superstition. I guess like a lot of urban legends it is difficult to prove or disprove. I believe the correlation has been made in 'The Da Vinci Code' but it is difficult to discern there fact from fiction (or literal freedom)
Oct
25
comment Which 11 countries were democratic in 1941?
@Canageek With the same argument it could be said that neither West Germany (Federal Republic of Germany) before Oct 3, 1991, nor East Germany (German Democratic Republic) would have been countries, since they according of the Potsdam Agreement could not exist, and the full sovereignty had to be granted by the 4 allies at the re-unification agreements (4+2 talks). Nevertheless, both were members of the United Nations.
Oct
25
comment What language(s) were spoken within the Holy Roman Empire?
The full name was The Holy Roman Empire of the German Nations...
Oct
25
comment When and how did the idea of a “class-less” society originate in the United States?
The idea stems from the French Revolution and its mantra liberty, equality, fraternity. Equality bringing the class-less idea by eliminating the aristocracy. However, even the French revolution was not true to its idea, since in some ways the aristocracy was merely replaced by the bourgeois and hence again created different classes.
Oct
25
comment When did the Knights Templar dissolve and why?
The first day of prosecution was a Friday 13th, from which the superstition about this day started
Oct
25
comment When and how did the idea of a “class-less” society originate in the United States?
Since when is the USA class-less while all the politicians always talk about the middle class or the working class? :) Joke aside. There are clearly at least racial classes in the USA.
Oct
25
comment Which 11 countries were democratic in 1941?
@Canageek that is not the question. Canada has been a federal parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy since July 1, 1867 according to its constitution
Oct
25
comment Which 11 countries were democratic in 1941?
What about Canada? Canada is a Westminster Parliamentarian Democracy since 1 July 1867.