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comment Why would it be beneficial for a rich and technologically advanced country to attract foreign investors?
I was thinking about asking it in economics.se but it seems that it's mostly about personal economics, and I've seen economics-related questions here on history.se Do you have a suggestion where to ask it without inviting too much political debates or conspiracy theories?
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asked Why would it be beneficial for a rich and technologically advanced country to attract foreign investors?
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awarded  Yearling
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accepted How did the Germans get homes again after WWII?
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comment How did the Germans get homes again after WWII?
An interesting answer, but how did these people end up later in normal homes if they had absolutely nothing? Did the government issue them apartment blocks with the possibility to pay only later, or for a very low price? I know that in Eastern Europe factory workers could get apartments for as little as a few month's worth of wages (compared to decades worth of wages today), but in Western Germany there was no Communism. Despite this, were there similar "socialist" housing projects for the masses?
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comment How did the Germans get homes again after WWII?
@Semaphore : yes, but what can you begin with towns full of suddenly homeless people? Were millions of apartments built by the state and leased to the citizens before they had any money to buy them or pay rent?
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asked How did the Germans get homes again after WWII?
Dec
22
comment Why was Britain willing to return Hong Kong but not Gibraltar?
Does Nato cover overseas territories, and would the other Nato members been legally required to support Britain in the defense of Hong Kong in the event of a Chinese invasion?
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awarded  Curious
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awarded  Popular Question
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awarded  Notable Question
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awarded  Popular Question
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awarded  Nice Question
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comment When was the last time a reigning monarch personally participated in battle?
@Anixx : were there such occasions, where the monarch just visited? I guess Napoleon would count as a valid answer if there was nobody more recent, as he took an active role on the battlefield. I don't want it to become a heap paradox, this is why I didn't try to formulate even more elaborate rules. If a reasonable person might think that he "participated", without bending linguistics too much, than I'll gladly accept it.
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comment When was the last time a reigning monarch personally participated in battle?
If you think the second sentence can cause confusion, I can gladly remove it.
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comment When was the last time a reigning monarch personally participated in battle?
@Semaphore : ... and presidents, dictators, and general secretaries can also be recognized as rulers of a state. I wanted to narrow it down on actual monarchs.
Dec
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asked When was the last time a reigning monarch personally participated in battle?
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comment New theory on origins of modern-day Romania?
3 points against the "Romanians are the same as the Romans" and "Romanians are the same as the Dacians" theory: 1. Orthodox rather than Roman Catholic religion. 2. No mention of them between the 3rd and 10th-11th centuries. 3. A lot of Slavic words in the language. Nation states as we understand them now were not existing back then, it's impossible to say that certain people are the ancestors of certain current nation, especially if there is a huge time gap of many centuries, in the middle of the Migration Period when a lot of different people were mixing around all the time.
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comment Why were rockets not popular as part of artillery until 20th century?
Modern ballistic missiles are guided. Rockets in the 18th century were not.
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comment Why were Austria-Hungary's Slavic minorities put into multinational states?
The fact which supports this answer is the case of Transylvania. If the main purpose was to make just and fair borders, the borders would have looked similar to what happened in the Vienna Awards. The fact that large territories with absolute Hungarian majority were given to surrounding countries points that the borders were not created for the benefit of the nationalities, but for reasons of Realpolitik.