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Mar
11
revised Are there other ancient human rights (surely in its ancient consept) documents like the Cyrus Cylinder (c. 500BC)?
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Mar
11
answered Were Russian recruits ever chained?
Mar
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comment Are there other ancient human rights (surely in its ancient consept) documents like the Cyrus Cylinder (c. 500BC)?
@user37324 of course Cyrus as all rulers throughout the world had to show his generosity to the conquered peoples so to have them content and loyal. Some other kings of the time were throwing money to the crowd so to show how generous they are.
Mar
10
comment Are there other ancient human rights (surely in its ancient consept) documents like the Cyrus Cylinder (c. 500BC)?
So this bold text is supposed to be human-rights related? In fact the sentence praises Cyrus for not pillaging the conquered cities.
Mar
10
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Was it Stalin behind the idea of universal elections in the USSR?
Mar
10
asked What corrections did the Catholic church make to the Copernicus work “De revolutionibus”?
Mar
10
revised Are there other ancient human rights (surely in its ancient consept) documents like the Cyrus Cylinder (c. 500BC)?
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Mar
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comment Are there other ancient human rights (surely in its ancient consept) documents like the Cyrus Cylinder (c. 500BC)?
@user37324 the other answer answers your question literally and correctly. If you change the question, I will remove that answer.
Mar
10
answered Are there other ancient human rights (surely in its ancient consept) documents like the Cyrus Cylinder (c. 500BC)?
Mar
8
comment Which nations have armed prisoners and sent them to war?
@Tom Au you claimed that the number of court-martialed solders correspond to the totalitarity of a state and cite a repressed marshal to support your words. This is ridiculous.
Mar
7
comment Clear picture of casaulties of Jewish people under third reich
@Felix Goldberg speeches by Himmler and Antonescu, Goebbels diary.
Mar
7
comment Clear picture of casaulties of Jewish people under third reich
There are indications that the top Nazi officials before the invasion in the USSR knew that they are unlikely to win this war.
Mar
7
comment Clear picture of casaulties of Jewish people under third reich
@CsBalazsHungary the Nazis increased the rate of killings by the end of the war because they felt that they could loose the war, and did not want the Jews to survive. In part they feared retribution but also wanted Europe be saved from racial pollution and parasites even in case of defeat. The military victory was not the main aim in this war for the Nazis.
Mar
5
comment What was the significance of changing the name of “Persia” to “Iran”?
@Felix Goldberg Also Parthia is a cognate to Persia.
Mar
5
comment What was the significance of changing the name of “Persia” to “Iran”?
I know some people from Iran with whom I play in some internet MMORPG games who calls their country "Persia". They dislike the name "Iran".
Mar
5
comment Which nations have armed prisoners and sent them to war?
@jwenting Of course there were plenty of wounded in penal units.
Mar
5
comment Which nations have armed prisoners and sent them to war?
@Tom Au Tachachevsky was not a soldier.
Mar
5
comment Ethnic Germans in Russian service in Poland
There was never as much French as the Germans. Catherine the Great was herself German and under her the number of Germans increased. This number did not decline until the revolution.
Mar
5
comment Was it Stalin behind the idea of universal elections in the USSR?
@Felix Goldberg from the center they only approved numbers how many the locals can repress. The requests and decisions were by locals.
Mar
4
comment Is this true that the Soviet Army soldiers had no helmets in the beginning of WW2?
Of course, taking a German helmlet instead of Soviet one would be punishable. A soldier has to keep his equipment and has to wear standard uniform. Not to say that in German helmlet he could be accidentally taken for an enemy. It is possible that they collected German (or other foreign) helmlets and re-furbished, re-painted them, but I never heared about such enterprise. At the same time Germans wearing Soviet refurbished helmlets were not uncommon.