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comment Why did the Allies let Hitler break the Treaty of Versailles?
indeed. A more recent example of that is Iraq's constant flaunting of the surrender conditions of 1991 until they were finally attacked in 2003 (on different grounds, which IMO is a mistake, the US could have easily claimed they were enforcing the 1991 treaty restrictions on Iraq and ended all international criticism).
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comment Did Imperial Japan choose to ally with Nazi Germany because of ideological similarity?
@Anixx which they organised themselves to endear the natives in the conquered areas who were getting restless because of the abuse heaped on them by their Japanese overlords.
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comment Why did Hitler not invade Sweden?
@PieterGeerkens mostly true, except the declaration of war on Germany by the USA put a stop to those trade relations.
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comment Why did Hitler not invade Sweden?
That's what the Soviets thought about the Fins as well (but yeah, without German support the Fins would likely not have done as well as they did in the winter war).
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comment Why did Hitler not invade Sweden?
no coercion needed, the Swedes were willing allies of the Germans. Heck, they supplied several complete Waffen SS divisions. Only France supplied more troops to the German war effort. And remember, ALL Waffen SS troops were volunteers and ideologically utterly reliable.
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20
comment After Hilter's fall, were there any efforts to revive the Nazi party?
if you'd done any research you'd have found that the Nazi party, its ideology, its symbols, were all outlawed after WW2.
Oct
20
comment Do Real Roman and Greek warriors have big muscles and six-pack abs like in the movie?
@AndyDent probably, but they'd not train for it. And indeed, it'd not look like a modern day body builder as portrayed in the movies :)
Oct
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Oct
18
reviewed Close Were China's problems in the past two centuries due to “missing out” on the industrial age?
Oct
18
reviewed Close Athenian tribute lists
Oct
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reviewed Close Why did gold become popular and valuable back when it had not many real world uses?
Oct
18
reviewed Close Why is Toledo not the capital of Spain anymore?
Oct
17
comment Terrorism in 2011
@Rajib it's history, albeit rather recent history.
Oct
17
comment Terrorism in 2011
@Legion600 your list seems awfully one sided... No doubt there were domestic terrorist actions by leftwing groups as well, though in the current political climate in the US those might be downplayed as "workplace accidents" or just common crime.
Oct
17
comment Why was there no solution found to Soviet famines and near-famines?
@Chantola just read the history of Ukraine, the suppression of the Kulaks especially. Reading a biography of Stalin now (a modern one, made with access to his personal archives a few years ao), it goes into rather grisly detail.
Oct
16
comment Why was there no solution found to Soviet famines and near-famines?
not quite. The main reason was that the Soviet government deliberately caused the famines in order to wipe out "undesirable" sections of the population.
Oct
16
comment During the U.S. Prohibition, how did they get away with drinking alcohol?
hmm, that clause was probably there to prevent people breaking the law by accidentally letting fruit juice ferment into most (pre-wine). I doubt it was intended to make the manufacture of wine legal.
Oct
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comment Capitalization of countries names in 1965
one even could cause that is a sudden world wide flaw in typewriters that made their caps lock and shift keys fail to work :)