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seen Dec 9 '12 at 22:07

Currently student in computer science (& Mathematics, formally anyway) in the University of Strasbourg.

Working on iPhone applications and C#.

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May
5
comment Is it true the British heavily downplayed their defeat in Cartagena?
-1 Cartagena at colonial time is the middle of nowhere for you?
Nov
10
comment How did former Spanish colonies in the Americas become so fragmented?
@WladimirPalant Being a latin american myself, we still speak the same language but we are culturally separated even more so than europeans.(dialects are meaningless we can understand each other to 100% (maybe not in equatorial guinea or philippines though)) There are other factors. I am for now elaborating a good answer for this question. We may share a MODERN history and just the war of independence history but not more. Europeans historically separated? In what sense? To me europe is historically inherently united.
Nov
10
comment From where does the superstition about Friday the thirteenth originate?
Fridays are bad? Why?
Nov
10
comment Why are many African nations poor?
@LennartRegebro: Maybe we can agree to disagree. But saying that the Soviet Union was not successful in ANYTHING is incorrect. It was one of the most powerful countries in the world. And that was not deemed to randomness. Then we can go to the example of China but that is another subject. History is written by the victors but that doesn't mean that the defeated had no merits of their own. Your assessment is rather unfair. It's not my job to try to make others impartial and objective but this effort ends here. :-)
Nov
10
comment How did former Spanish colonies in the Americas become so fragmented?
Europe is even more fragmented in a smaller area...
Nov
10
comment Why are many African nations poor?
@LennartRegebro: Yes it was, but of course it highly depends on what you call "successful", and for me, in a reasonable sense, successful is having high economic growth and a high percentage of scientific breakthroughs (ie. Sputnik) Whether or not the policy is in the long term successful is not the question. I am speaking only of the 50's.
Nov
9
comment Why are many African nations poor?
@LennartRegebro I disagree with socialism. It is debatable. The soviet union was very successful in the 50's.
Oct
30
comment What really happened to the Maya civilization?
But then why didnt this happen to the aztecs aswell? What was the difference at the time?
Oct
27
comment How do new countries legally and without bloodshed declare themselves independent?
I agree with Steven.
Oct
27
comment Even though Spain and Portugal had many colonies (15th/16th C), what factors permitted UK/France to become world powers later (18th/19th C)?
Just for the record, Brazil did not rebel.