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comment What were the demographics and economics of South-East Asian islands around year 1400?
I actually know precisely which data I need for the specific game I have in mind (namely: total population, taxable population, biggest city population, primary exported trade goods and their amounts, army and navy size), but I don't think concentrating on these details would be of interest to the users of History.SE ... So, why the title change?
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revised In which document was the exact course of the northern part of the German-Polish border decided?
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asked What were the demographics and economics of South-East Asian islands around year 1400?
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comment Are there confirmed cases where a country changed its language without being conquered?
@Wladimir Palant: I mean the eastern part of the Roman Empire, which later (starting in the 16th century, a good 100 years after its fall) was commonly being called the "Byzantine Empire", yes.
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answered Are there confirmed cases where a country changed its language without being conquered?
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comment Are there confirmed cases where a country changed its language without being conquered?
Good list, but it's missing the biggest example: The Roman Empire changed the ruling class' language from Latin to Greek during its existence.
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revised How was Germany's border decided?
Added the Treaty of Zgorzelec to the German-Polish part
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comment In which document was the exact course of the northern part of the German-Polish border decided?
Accepting the answer for now; I think you're right, but I'll check with the German "Auswärtiger Amt" too. Would be nice to have this data online somewhere ...
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accepted In which document was the exact course of the northern part of the German-Polish border decided?
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comment In which document was the exact course of the northern part of the German-Polish border decided?
We're talking about Germany here. Every cm² has to be accounted for, or else! ;) In all seriousness, my further searches point to the 1951 treaty (see also the footnote about it in Khan's "Die Deutschen Staatsgrenzen", page 332 and the treaty itself), but I didn't find anything conclusive yet.
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asked In which document was the exact course of the northern part of the German-Polish border decided?
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comment How was Germany's border decided?
Well, I'm pretty sure I missed some border changes. If you know any, let me know, I'll edit my answer. Also, no idea if the details on how, when and where the older border courses were defined (say the ones from the Peace of Westphalia or Treaty of Aachen) are in any way interesting, since the question asks about Germany, not the HRE or German states, but if so desired, I could research those and add the details to my answer as well.
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