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comment Why did modern “Romania” remain the most “Roman” part of the Balkans?
In 617 the official language of Byzantine Empire became Greek. So how it can influence preservation of Latin? Also, you assertion the "perts of Greece" were included in the Empire is rediculous: the Byzantine Empire was exactly known as "Greece" at the time. In the Byzantine-controlled Italian areas there was a huge influence of Greek on local (Latin-derived) language. It included other areas of Eastern Europe as well. So, -1
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comment What was the opportunity cost to bombing the rail lines to Auschwitz?
I think it was usually claimed by the critics that it would be better to bomb the gas chambers themselves rather than the railroad.
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revised Were the Axis Powers really obligated to attack USSR and USA?
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comment How did religions interpret rainbows before science explained it?
In Slavic and Baltic languages it is: "raduga" (Russian, "joy-thing") "весёлка" (Russian dialectal, Ukrainian, "joy-thing"), linksmỹnė (Lithuanian, "joy-thing").
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comment How did religions interpret rainbows before science explained it?
It does, actually. "planeta" means wandering in Greek and there in no such Slavic root.
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comment How did religions interpret rainbows before science explained it?
"planet" is a Greek word
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comment How did religions interpret rainbows before science explained it?
"Planetnik"? What? It does not look like a native Slavic word. At lest the Slavic part seems totally wrong.
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comment Why, in the US, is Japanese brutality ignored compared with the Nazi brutality in WW2?
Also the Japanese never signed the Geneva convention unlike Germany.
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comment Why, in the US, is Japanese brutality ignored compared with the Nazi brutality in WW2?
I think the Japanese treated POWs better than Germans treated Soviet POWs.
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comment Why do minor political parties in the US receive so few votes?
@two sheds actually I found the real answer to this question: this is because all states in the USA have different ballot lists, one can participate in presidential election in only one state without being on the ballot in others. This system is very specific for the USA.
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answered What was the most northern region/city in the Roman Empire that spoke Greek as the native language?
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comment Why do minor political parties in the US receive so few votes?
"many countries require all citizens to vote on election day" - really?
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comment Why did the Soviet Union close its borders and restrict travel abroad?
@jwenting "it was typically valid for only a single trip" - what???
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comment What was Finland's role in the siege of Leningrad?
"Finland was in 1939 and through the war years a small democratic country" - wrong. It was a dictatorship.