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revised Why did the US drop nuclear bombs on a weakened Japan?
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comment Why Napoleon was not executed or imprisoned?
I very much doubt that "execution of aristocracy" was somehow prohibited at the time especially given the grave crimes.
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comment Where exactly was the Chernobyl reactor that exploded?
@Semaphore they are different buildings. The one to the right is the actual reactor with sarcophagus, the one to the left is the so-called "new safe containment" which is under construction at a distance from the reactor. Upon completion it will be moved to cover the reactor.
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comment What were the thoughts of the Celts, Romans and other ancient European people about the standing stones which survive from prehistoric times?
They mostly would rely on the local legends I think.
Jan
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comment Why Nazism selected Hindu Symbol Swastika as their symbol?
Proof that Swastika belongs to "Proto-Indo-European belief system"? -1
Jan
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comment How compare the rights and conditions of the American slaves to those of Russian serfs?
@jwenting formally they were not owned at all, what was owned is land, with people "attached" to it.
Jan
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comment How compare the rights and conditions of the American slaves to those of Russian serfs?
According to Marx the difference is in that slaves do not possess property while serfs do.
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comment What percentage of Jews were in “finance” (money-lenders) throughout Middle Ages?
50% is totally impossible. -1.
Jan
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revised What do I need to know about Syria's history to understand the 2011-2012 uprising?
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comment Why does Europe have so few skyscrapers compared to East Asia?
Asia has stronger pro-capitalist bias than the US? Are u joking?
Jan
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comment Did it make sense for the Roman Empire to build a great wall?
They actually had a wall in central Europe, with watchtowers, checkpoints and the like. But it was of wood rather than of stone. This is because France and Germany had a lot of forests but little stone available. Good question, I vote to reopen.
Jan
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answered Why has there only been one dynasty in the history of Japan?
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comment Have any armies equipped/fed their officers and enlisted men equally?
Till about 1935 the USSR also had no ranks.
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comment Why does Europe have so few skyscrapers compared to East Asia?
My flat is in a city whose name will tell u very little.
Dec
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comment Why does Europe have so few skyscrapers compared to East Asia?
U see there are a lot of 25-storey buildings, 30-storey building, but there are few 100-storey buildings
Dec
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comment Why does Europe have so few skyscrapers compared to East Asia?
Do u mean these restrictions exist an any European city? I have recenty bought a flat in a 25-storey building.
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comment Was Alexander the Great ever an emperor?
@Felix Goldberg I do not know about Persian titles, other answers say he did not.