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Oct
5
comment How did the Catholic Pope manage to become more powerful than Kings in old Europe?
This is a completely wrong answer. The Divine Right of Kings was INVENTED during the rise of nation-states (Absolutism) so to combat the Pope. Now the king could say that he receives power directly from the God and does not need the Church's mediation.
Oct
3
comment Which have been the most and least successful Olympics in terms of economic impact?
Was not Moscow, 1980 also fully publicly sponsored?
Oct
3
comment Could Great Britain have built the British Empire if it was not the pioneer of the Industrial Revolution?
@LateralFractal Industrial revolution happened before 1901.
Oct
3
revised Could Great Britain have built the British Empire if it was not the pioneer of the Industrial Revolution?
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Oct
3
answered Could Great Britain have built the British Empire if it was not the pioneer of the Industrial Revolution?
Oct
3
revised Were East Germans more acquiescent to Soviet domination than the rest of Eastern Europe and if so, why?
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Oct
2
comment What was the first political document that invoked the interest or betterment of humanity?
@jwenting I doubt Roman emperors could say anything about the whole world (including India, China etc).
Oct
1
comment What was the first political document that invoked the interest or betterment of humanity?
From what I read by the link, John Locke counts. I am not sure about Confucius though. It seems though that Locke invokes some his opponents who also argue about humanity's benefit.
Oct
1
comment What was the first political document that invoked the interest or betterment of humanity?
No, I meant explicitly referring to humanity as a whole (that is including all known civilizations) rather than just providing some universal advises.
Sep
30
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Sep
30
comment Are there ways to measure “how much power did ”Russia“ lose when the Soviet Union broke up?”
@Lennart Regebro this is wrong, Soviet dependence on the other Socialist countries was minimal, mostly it was the USSR who provided economic help. On the other hand, the economic connections between Soviet republics inside the USSR were very tight. Many plants simply could not produce anything with new borders, for example, the RAF in Riga and many aircraft factories. Also the breakup of the USSR led to legal nihilism, separatism and ethnic conflicts.
Sep
30
asked What was the first political document that invoked the interest or betterment of humanity?
Sep
30
revised Was coat of arms of Afghanistan of 1928 influenced by Soviet symbols?
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Sep
28
answered Why didn't the European Christians take back Constantinopole?
Sep
28
comment Was coat of arms of Afghanistan of 1928 influenced by Soviet symbols?
was the coat created by one person? Was not it discussed? Did not that person explain his motives and the symbolism? I also asked a question was it reflected in the state policy or not.
Sep
28
comment Was coat of arms of Afghanistan of 1928 influenced by Soviet symbols?
@Lennart Regebro what you mean by research effort? Wikipedia does not say this way or the opposite. Of course I saw the previous emblems before making the question.
Sep
28
comment Was coat of arms of Afghanistan of 1928 influenced by Soviet symbols?
The star was red, independently of background, also the wreath was made of wheat while the previous wreath was of unidentified plant (laurel?), also they added a strip with an inscription. Your answer is just a guess.
Sep
28
revised Were East Germans more acquiescent to Soviet domination than the rest of Eastern Europe and if so, why?
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Sep
28
asked Was coat of arms of Afghanistan of 1928 influenced by Soviet symbols?
Sep
27
answered Were East Germans more acquiescent to Soviet domination than the rest of Eastern Europe and if so, why?