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Mar
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comment Who was the oldest recorded participant in a battle whom we know of?
@DVK oh I thought he was asking about the most ancient known hero. I misinterpreted the question. Anyway, the legends and myths provide us with accounts of heroes who lived much longer than biologically possible.
Mar
31
comment Who was the oldest recorded participant in a battle whom we know of?
Do you include mythical and semi-mythical heroes like Achilles, Hector, king Leonid, David, Goliath etc?
Mar
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revised Are there ways to measure “how much power did ”Russia“ lose when the Soviet Union broke up?”
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revised Did the poor performance of the Red Army in the Winter War significantly contribute to German underestimation of the USSR's military capacity?
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revised Were China's problems in the past two centuries due to “missing out” on the industrial age?
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answered Were China's problems in the past two centuries due to “missing out” on the industrial age?
Mar
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comment Are there ways to measure “how much power did ”Russia“ lose when the Soviet Union broke up?”
@DVK As the originators of the GDI idea described, the goal was actually to make the USSR to spend more than the US so to undermine their economy. They were well aware they will not eliminate MAD.
Mar
28
comment Kazakhstan and anti-capitalism in the 1990s
Any references to the sentiment? Any indication that there was any special sentiment in Kazakhstan compared to other post-Soviet states?
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revised What were the reasons for the Renaissance / scientific revolution in Europe?
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comment How was the United States able to produce excellent tanks in 1942?
"inferior to the better, heavier, German Tiger and Panther tanks, (not to mention the Russian T-34)" - possibly this sentence should have opposite order "inferior to T-34 not to mention Panther and Tiger". T-34 was a medium tank. Panther and Tiger were heavy tanks. T-34 was much inferior to Panther and Tiger (although also much cheaper).
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answered Are there ways to measure “how much power did ”Russia“ lose when the Soviet Union broke up?”
Mar
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comment Did Gorbachev say that his intention was to destroy Communism?
@jwenting it is asking, not postulating what you said.
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revised Did Gorbachev say that his intention was to destroy Communism?
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comment Did Gorbachev say that his intention was to destroy Communism?
@Darek Wędrychowski I am speaking not only about Gorbachev himself, but about attitude to Perestroika in general. There were many politicians who advocated Perestroika and were thus supported by the voters. My impression is that the general attitude to Perestroika was positive till the early 1990s. It was supported among others by old party members who would not abandon ideas of Communism in any case. But they were disoriented by the state propaganda which was hiding the true nature of perestroika. And regarding Gorbachev, he became "president" after being elected by a new body "congress".
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