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revised How did communist authorities decide who is “German” and who is “Polish” when expelling Germans from recovered territories?
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comment Is there a student of Arnold J Toynbee with an opinion about the state and fate of Western Civilization?
This may be of interest to you: thearchdruidreport.blogspot.com/2014/07/…
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revised Why did the USSR preserve the national republics?
explain the point of this long example
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comment Why did the USSR preserve the national republics?
@FelixGoldberg My point was that even for such a hurried action (in the wake of Hiroshima), when there was no time for careful staging, Soviet Union didn't just hold the conquered land (which it could surely do). I argue that Soviet leadership eventually still felt obliged to give the land to some national government (of course as long as it was a socialist/communist government).
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revised Why did the USSR preserve the national republics?
explain what it has to do with the republic
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comment Why did the USSR preserve the national republics?
@Joe In case of Poland, de facto invasion was said to be liberation of the working people of "Western Belorussia" and "Western Ukraine" oppressed by capitalists :) When "re-liberating" these territories in 1944, USSR brought a separate government, albeit this time of Polish ethnicity. The very first Polish city that became available (Chełm) was made a national capital immediately, and Soviet Army could "support" it. Even in other case of a very hurried 1945 invasion of Manchuria, national governments were still beneficients (PRC and North Korea).
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answered Why did the USSR preserve the national republics?
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reviewed Leave Open Why are cave paintings so few and rare?
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reviewed Leave Open English society in the early 19th century: Was aristocracy including royal members?
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revised Is this accusation in the Declaration of Independence factual?
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comment Why did the US pay money to the losers, at the end of both barbary wars?
The same question can be asked about Mexican-American War of 1845 (15 million).