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reviewed Close Contemporary objections to the Bill of Rights's 1st Amendment / Declaration of the Rights of Man, art. 10?
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comment Contemporary objections to the Bill of Rights's 1st Amendment / Declaration of the Rights of Man, art. 10?
@Geremia there are no "true" and "false" religions, unless you're religious and believe all other religions are "false religions". That's what the establishment clause is designed to protect against, one religion causing all others to be banned.
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reviewed Close How did the Cold War Space Race effect the relationship between Australia and America?
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comment To what extent was the Cold War caused by post World War 2 economics?
@Vector I'd call them associates rather than allies. Think "the enemy of my enemy is my friend". It's well known that Churchill especially seriously mistrusted Stalin, either Churchill or Roosevelt (can't remember which) despised de Gaulle, etc. etc. But they had a common goal and they knew they needed each other to achieve it, FOR NOW.
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comment To what extent was the Cold War caused by post World War 2 economics?
@Vector even while they were trying to decide that they were playing powergames and not trusting each other... The photo of them sitting together in the sun in Yalta was a scene set for the press to show all was nice, much like Reagan and Gorbachev parading in front of the cameras smiling when they just had failed to reach an agreement in Iceland.
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comment Was Timbuktu really advanced durring the so called “dark ages”
whose dark ages? Every culture has had "dark ages", including no doubt what goes for culture in Timbuktu. The idea that Timbuktu was rich and high culture was mostly just romantic fantasy. It was far away, hard to reach, and the name sounded mystical. All good reasons for people to dream about cities of gold where scantilly clad priestesses perform erotically charged rituals while slaves dance enticingly for their Masters...
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reviewed Leave Closed What happened when Alexander the Great overtook most of Afro-Eurasia?
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reviewed Leave Closed In a broad sense, what are the reasons for the history-spanning persecution of Jews?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on How close were the living standards of India compared to England during the medieval period?
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on How close were the living standards of India compared to England during the medieval period?
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reviewed No Action Needed Where did the term “Middle Ages” come from?
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comment How did the Cold War Space Race effect the relationship between Australia and America?
isn't it always true that countries (or people in general) agree on some things but not others? ;)
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comment Did Nikita Krushchev's support of Stalin's purges play a part in his removal from office?
more important: he made a lot of enemies with his technocrat ideas, funding high tech follies left and right that didn't yield quick results to further the cause of world socialism (and didn't line the pockets of important Party bureaucrats and their patrons in the traditional military industry...).
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comment Did Nikita Krushchev's support of Stalin's purges play a part in his removal from office?
" Few of the individuals who ran afoul of the Great Purges in the 1930's returned to political power" hard to return to power if you're dead, and most all victims of Stalin ended up dead ;)
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comment Was Jesus depicted as dark skinned during the beginning of christianity
@DavidH you mean Lenin, the God of communism? He was bearded too... ;)
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comment Was Jesus depicted as dark skinned during the beginning of christianity
@DavidH I'm pretty sure people didn't think Jesus had gold coloured skin because his likeness was on gold coins... And don't forget that there'd be other metals used to make coins as well, like silver, copper, etc.
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comment Why did Hitler attack the Soviet Union when he was still busy fighting the United Kingdom?
big thing missing here is WHY the Soviets could mass those forces in the west when they did. The focus of the Japanese to the south, invading Indonesia, threatening Australia and New Zealand, marcing through Burma to threaten India, caused the Soviet High Command to be at last comfortable in removing a few million garrison troops from the far east and rushing them to service in the west. That came as a rude (and for a while unrecognised) surprise to the Germans, who had planned on taking Moscow before this could happen.
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reviewed Close Which attempts to create or revise states resulted in action?
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comment Which religion was the first monotheistic one?
nice talking point, but as Mark says no answer.