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Feb
21
asked What was Vyshinsky's position about extrajudical repressions in the USSR?
Feb
21
revised Did Germany have treaties imposed upon it after WWII that mirrored the weight of the Treaty of Versailles?
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Feb
21
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Feb
21
answered Did Germany have treaties imposed upon it after WWII that mirrored the weight of the Treaty of Versailles?
Feb
21
revised Why does Europe have so few skyscrapers compared to East Asia?
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Feb
20
comment How many non-partisan (independent) legislature members were in the USA compared to the USSR?
@Felix Goldberg any proof that the "bloc" was formal rather than propaganda?
Feb
20
comment How many non-partisan (independent) legislature members were in the USA compared to the USSR?
Also can you please give a source that such "Communist and party-less Bloc" existed formally rather than being just a propaganda thing.
Feb
20
comment How many non-partisan (independent) legislature members were in the USA compared to the USSR?
If the USA information is googlable, I see no reason why not to include it here for comparison. I also interested to know why do you assert that the US independent candidates were independent substantively. Also my question was about party members, not members of particular blocks (because party members are subjects to party discipline).
Feb
20
comment How many non-partisan (independent) legislature members were in the USA compared to the USSR?
@Felix Goldberg Germany or China or North Korea...
Feb
20
answered What precipitated the rise of social safety nets in the United States?
Feb
20
comment How many non-partisan (independent) legislature members were in the USA compared to the USSR?
@jwenting what parties do you mean? I know only one. Also the supreme council had the highest authority, for example it could adopt legislation by simple majority and did not require a president or anybody else to sign it.
Feb
19
comment How many non-partisan (independent) legislature members were in the USA compared to the USSR?
@Mark C. Wallace Into the Councils in 1980 were elected 2274699 deputies, of which there were 979805 members of the Communist party, or 43,1 percent. situation.ru/app/rs/lib/ussr100/ussr1006.htm#hdr_13 This is from official booklet issued in 1980 for foreigners visiting the USSR for the Olympics in Moscow.
Feb
19
comment How many non-partisan (independent) legislature members were in the USA compared to the USSR?
@Mark C. Wallace no, the Wikipedia says they were not KPSS members (беспартийные, party-less).
Feb
19
revised How many non-partisan (independent) legislature members were in the USA compared to the USSR?
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Feb
19
comment How many non-partisan (independent) legislature members were in the USA compared to the USSR?
@DVK yes I am interested in "technically" independent candidates, no matter how they vote in practice.
Feb
19
comment How many non-partisan (independent) legislature members were in the USA compared to the USSR?
@Mark C. Wallace Russian Wikipedia claims that in the Supreme Council of the USSR of 1937 below 1/5 of the members were non-partisan, in the Supreme Council of 1970 54% of the members were independent.
Feb
19
asked How many non-partisan (independent) legislature members were in the USA compared to the USSR?
Feb
17
answered Hitler's Religion or Atheism
Feb
17
comment Hitler's Religion or Atheism
-1 What connection to Hindu whatsoever?
Feb
17
comment Hitler's Religion or Atheism
@Russell he self-describes himself as Catholic, he was baptised as Catholic, he attended Catholic mass. He said he will be ever Catholic and will not change the confession.