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Apr
17
comment Recognition of Palestine?
@LouisRhys - Nobody criticizing Israel ever criticized Russia for keeping troops in East Germany. And almost nobody criticizing Israel criticized China for Tibet and certainly not to the point of advocating for boycoytts of China (I can probably find a tiny principled subset that does both).
Apr
17
comment Were there historical examples of “citizen's arrest” concept in history independent of British common law?
The latter. Basically, where you escaping your civilian capturer is equated to escaping real arrest
Apr
17
comment Were there historical examples of “citizen's arrest” concept in history independent of British common law?
Arrest means you're LEGALLY arrested. As in, you don't have the right to leave if you physically can.
Apr
17
comment Were there historical examples of “citizen's arrest” concept in history independent of British common law?
Sorry, I don't think these were meant to include arrest.
Apr
17
comment Were there historical examples of “citizen's arrest” concept in history independent of British common law?
@Anixx - No. задержание != Гражданский арест
Apr
17
comment Were there historical examples of “citizen's arrest” concept in history independent of British common law?
@Anixx - "stop"!="arrest"
Apr
17
reviewed Satisfactory What specifc training occurred for members of medieval military orders?
Apr
17
reviewed Excellent Roman navy propelled by animals instead of human rowers?
Apr
17
reviewed Satisfactory Are the “bone fields” of the Stalingrad encircled battlefields real?
Apr
17
reviewed Excellent What populations have been denied the ability to leave a territory, so that its goverment could kill them?
Apr
17
reviewed Excellent Before Pearl Harbor, what percentage of Americans believed the US would stay out of the war?
Apr
17
reviewed Excellent How did the United States avoid (or recover from) post revolution corruption?
Apr
17
reviewed Needs Improvement To what extent were religious groups persecuted in the Soviet Union?
Apr
17
reviewed Satisfactory Is Howard Roark's potted history of architecture accurate?
Apr
17
reviewed Excellent Light cavalry in medieval western Europe?
Apr
17
reviewed Satisfactory What English king died from water intoxication?
Apr
17
comment Were there historical examples of “citizen's arrest” concept in history independent of British common law?
@Anixx - have as in post-1993 or had before? If before - my main interest was before 1900s to prevent the likelyhood of comtamination from British law ideas - throw a proof reference in and you'll have a good answer.
Apr
17
comment Were there historical examples of “citizen's arrest” concept in history independent of British common law?
@Anixx - did regular citizens have the right to задержать someone? The only example I know of was special groups explicitly authorized to patrol by militia (meaning, they were effectively deputized and therefore NOT counting as "citizen" arrest). Russian Wikipedia explicitly notes that "Гражданский арест ... Наиболее известен в странах англосаксонского права, главным образом — в США... и Великобритании).
Apr
9
comment What factors made Austria adhere to “Diplomacy through marriage” doctrine?
@NL7 - the saying is from the monarchs... L'Etat, c'est moi.
Apr
9
comment What factors made Austria adhere to “Diplomacy through marriage” doctrine?
I'm STILL upset that Anne of Austria was actually Princess of Spain :)