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reviewed No Action Needed Good books on al-Andalus (Iberic Peninsula) history?
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comment How did the German authorities respell Polish names to be more German during the time of the Empire?
Yes, the Germanization of names was performed. In E. Remarque All Quiet on the Western Front one of main characters is Stanisław Kaczyński, who - in original - is Stanislaus Katczinsky (there was also Lewandowski, who however is hard to have different name in German).
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asked Why was Germany unified in Versailles not Berlin?
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comment Was Tibet ruled by Yuan Dynasty empires?
@Lohoris The answer was in fact given to show it took me 10 minutes to find anything about the subject.
Jun
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answered Was Tibet ruled by Yuan Dynasty empires?
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comment What's the birthdate of Jesus of Nazareth, assuming he existed?
Also, some astronomical phenomena are considered while dating the nativity of Jesus.
Jun
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comment What's the birthdate of Jesus of Nazareth, assuming he existed?
As your name suggest you are of French origin (I'm sorry if I made wrong assumption), there is a French Wikipedia article over this subject.
Jun
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comment Conditions of Polish minority in Weimar Republic?
I would suggest being very careful using Polish or German sources of that time other than diaries or first-hand news. Both countries (or communities) used propaganda in this case.
Jun
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reviewed Leave Open Did Japan make a contribution to World War II way out of proportion to its estimated relative GDP?
Jun
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comment Conditions of Polish minority in Weimar Republic?
Well, yes I realized that. I thought you may try to find translations of these (I don't search English literature as you probably had yourself). These are large positions and I am too lazy to translate them for you for only 100 rep. points ;-)
Jun
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comment Conditions of Polish minority in Weimar Republic?
Also in Polish: Henryk ZIELIŃSKI "Polacy i polskość ziemi złotowskiej w latach 1918-1939" ("Poles and Polish-ship of Złotów area", Wikisource link)
Jun
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comment Conditions of Polish minority in Weimar Republic?
Maybe you could reach this position (unfortunately, in Polish only) "Polacy w Republice Weimarskiej i w III Rzeszy. Materiały z seminarium w Rucianem, 26-30, VI 1964 r. (Redaktor Janina Wrzesińska.)." (Poles in Weimar republic and the III Reich. Proceedings of Ruciane Conference 26-30 June 1964). However, you should be very careful when reading something Polish or German, both sides were strongly using propaganda.
Jun
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comment Conditions of Polish minority in Weimar Republic?
Are you interested in Weimar Republic or will you also accept 3rd Reich Polish people?
Jun
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comment Were there any Chinese expeditions to explore the world? If not, why not?
While this link may answer the question, it is better to include the essential parts of the answer here and provide the link for reference. Link-only answers can become invalid if the linked page changes.
Jun
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comment Why did Britain decide to issue perpetual bonds during Napoleonic era?
The question is historical, because it seems that only UK was taking such type of loans, and the question is why
Jun
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comment Why did Britain decide to issue perpetual bonds during Napoleonic era?
On the other side, the Bank gets 10,000 pounds, but has to pay 100 pounds each year. There might be crisis, another war, poor management and the King's properties will be auctioned. For me such long term loan is somewhat risky for the government
Jun
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comment Why did Britain decide to issue perpetual bonds during Napoleonic era?
@MarkC.Wallace I've never been offered anything like this. First of all, this must be good business for both sides. The exemplary 1st Baron lost 10,000 pounds and he gets 100 pounds yearly. Not a good business, if he has no heirs, and I assumed 1%/year (This doesn't matter how much it is if only this covers inflation rate). But if he has five sons, it's ok for him because it is safe investing (as Semaphore said).
Jun
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comment Why did Britain decide to issue perpetual bonds during Napoleonic era?
I don't understand. Bank of England and 1st Baronet of Somethingshire are equal parties of the loan. The 1st Baronet gives to HM say 10,000 pounds and the deal is that he will receive - say - 10 pounds yearly until the end of the world. Then 200 years later, the 7th Baronet still receives 10 pounds yearly (including inflation etc, say it is now 1000 pounds). But 1st Baronet could also invest his money in Semaland, he is not stupid. How would Bank of England attract the 1st Baronet to invest his money in HM Government rather than making him leave the money to 2nd, 3rd and other descendants?
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asked Why did Britain decide to issue perpetual bonds during Napoleonic era?
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comment How did communist authorities decide who is “German” and who is “Polish” when expelling Germans from recovered territories?
Yes, I've meant what was then Łódź - Poznań - Toruń (Pomorskie) Voivodships, see the map