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Nov
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revised What was the reason for Soviet troops to withdraw from Yugoslavia in World War II?
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Nov
28
comment What were the origins of democracy?
@ReliableSource The decision making in hunter-gatherer bands (the "before Neolithic" humans) is backed up by "Guns, Germs, and Steel".
Nov
28
comment What was the societal wealth demographics when the major pyramids were built?
@NewAlexandria Every your word assures me we are not on the same page at all. "Wealth" and "currency" are terms that don't help with anything here, but very much contribute to misunderstanding and useless debates.
Nov
27
comment What was the reason for Soviet troops to withdraw from Yugoslavia in World War II?
@Jørgen Thanks for pointing out this little gem. Curiously, Soviets stayed on Norwegian soil until they learnt about Hiroshima and Nagasaki. From Yugoslavia, it seems they withdrew much more quickly.
Nov
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Nov
27
revised Writing month with roman numbers
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Nov
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comment What was the reason for Soviet troops to withdraw from Yugoslavia in World War II?
Excuse me, but this section in Wikipedia article, not to say it's bullshit, but is not sufficiently sourced. I'm interested exactly in the gory details of what you've summarized with "[...] so were redeployed [...]". For example take Poland: the troops were needed elsewhere, and they were redeployed, but some rear remained, and this was very much sufficient to influence country's politics.
Nov
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Nov
27
comment No speed limit on German highways - why?
@Jake J True. And think about aircraft. Are there no emission problems there? So maybe a common speed limit for both? Like 400 km/h, I wonder what would passengers and industrial lobby say to that?
Nov
27
revised What was the reason for Soviet troops to withdraw from Yugoslavia in World War II?
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Nov
27
answered Writing month with roman numbers
Nov
27
comment When did the Roman forum fall into disuse?
@SMeznaric why yes of course books.lmgtfy.com/?q=Forum+608+column+Byzantine+# I recommend Caldwell it it pops up in the result.
Nov
27
asked What was the reason for Soviet troops to withdraw from Yugoslavia in World War II?
Nov
27
comment How did Greece avoid the Soviet sphere of influence?
Hence I've made a comment, not an answer.
Nov
27
comment How did Greece avoid the Soviet sphere of influence?
For Yugoslavia and Albania, as much as it is questionable if they were a part of Eastern Bloc (after, respectively, 1948 and 1961), they surely weren't under USSR command like the rest. Nice overview of Soviet political progress: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Bloc
Nov
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reviewed Reviewed Writing month with roman numbers
Nov
25
comment How many people were affected by the Golodomor [Famine-Genocide in Ukraine]
OP asked about two things: the numbers and the sources. What question was on your mind when answering?
Nov
24
comment How was Israel able to build a powerful military within days of the formation of the state?
"The Battle" of Tel Hai in 1920 is a peculiar choice of wording: 8 killed vs 5 killed... Thus decisive Arab victory! No kidding, everything is in Wikipedia.
Nov
24
comment What was the societal wealth demographics when the major pyramids were built?
Having great capital leads to having greater capital (hence "capitalism"). But even 500 years ago the positive feedback loop of capital was of no importance whatsoever. It was important to have much land, vasals, and army. If you had money, great, but it didn't led you to have even more money; you had the money so you spent it and had less.
Nov
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comment What was the worst economic crisis of all times?
+1 Great chart.