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Oct
28
comment Was “Blitzkrieg” at least partly intended for trapping the Jews?
@Bak1139 what is racist about it?
Oct
27
asked Is that true that somebody was punished by the Catholic Church for believing that a fly had six feet?
Oct
25
comment How could Plato know 9,000 year old stories about Atlantis?
9000 before Solon there were no Athens, there were no Greeks in Greece and in the world, and even there were no Indo-Europeans yet.
Oct
25
comment Was Edward VIII of England forced to abdicate?
how exactly the government was able not to let him?
Oct
20
awarded  Notable Question
Oct
19
comment Dictators who came back through elections?
"For the sake of this question, every elections where those, who are allowed to vote, can choose the candidate they want" - what about the choice of the eligible candidates?
Oct
17
comment What was the first political document that invoked the interest or betterment of humanity?
Can you please add the relevant quotes that mention humanity as a whole?
Oct
17
comment Was it widespread practice to grant freedom to slaves in early Roman Empire?
@Jeroen K If we look at the law Lex Aelia Sentia under Augustus en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lex_Aelia_Sentia was that a freed slave if he was under 30 would not receive full voting rights until he married and beared 1 child or a court (consillium) granted him citizenship upon freeing. The other laws imposed the quotas on how many slaves a rich slaveowner could free, but allowed more freedom to a small slaveowner.
Oct
17
comment Was it widespread practice to grant freedom to slaves in early Roman Empire?
@Jeroen K Upon freeing they received Roman citizenship, but under Augustus it became limited: only slaves after 30 could receive the citizenship authomatically, and others only if a special body decided so. There is an answer on this site, describing this.
Oct
17
comment Was it widespread practice to grant freedom to slaves in early Roman Empire?
The prohibition to freeing slaves was mostly to avoid manipulation of the elections: the former slaves usually would vote for their liberator.
Oct
17
revised If the Iraq War was because of their oil, has the US achieved their war aims
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Oct
14
comment Why did religion mixed with politics hold back progress of Europeans but not the Turks?
@Gangnus this is wrong.
Oct
13
answered Why did religion mixed with politics hold back progress of Europeans but not the Turks?
Oct
13
comment Is this conversation factual?
@Lennart Regebro actually, the West has. Regardless of where the particular countries situated.
Oct
12
comment Is this conversation factual?
This could be from another referred source.
Oct
12
revised Were there punishments in the Roman Empire for not believing in the official religion?
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Oct
12
comment Is this conversation factual?
@Felix Goldberg he could mean "we, the West"
Oct
12
comment Is this conversation factual?
@Lennart Regebro also the words of the prime minister in the Assembly: “Our country was faced with a threat of total annihilation. Through diplomatic mediators and through the media, the aggressors spoke of the future targets to be bombed, including civilian victims counted in the hundreds of thousands.”
Oct
12
comment Is this conversation factual?
This is another article (in English) with similar claims, without any mention of Putin. counterpunch.org/2008/10/14/how-the-nobel-peace-prize-was-won
Oct
12
accepted Was German ever an official language in the USSR?