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Jun
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comment Why did Britain and France not declare war against the Soviet Union when it invaded Poland in WW2?
where is the provision that it had to attack "at once"? "all necessary assistance" does not mean "attack at once".
Jun
10
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Jun
10
comment When did the practice of formally “declaring war” cease and why?
"to attack surprisingly," you can attack surprisingly and then declare war, as did Germany when invading the USSR.
Jun
5
revised Are there ways to measure “how much power did ”Russia“ lose when the Soviet Union broke up?”
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Jun
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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 Are there ways to measure “how much power did ”Russia“ lose when the Soviet Union broke up?”
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comment Was there discrimination against Jewish people at the entrance exams to the most prestigious universities in the USSR?
@Roc Martí well the situation varied very much between the universities, indeed.
May
28
reviewed Approve How widespread was the practice of chaining slave rowers to the ships?
May
28
comment In ancient Rome, did a lot of people feel guilty about owning slaves?
colonate has nothing to do with clientism
May
28
comment Government started within another government
@DVK You mean Putland? Yes. There are lots of examples.
May
28
comment In ancient Rome, did a lot of people feel guilty about owning slaves?
@Felix Goldberg as I know the citizens were taxed much harder - it was a reason to make all people citizens under Severs.
May
28
comment How widespread was the practice of chaining slave rowers to the ships?
I already read this by the link provided by jwenting. What really interests me is whether there is ANY evidence that people were CAST or CHAINED to the ships in at least one instance in ancient Rome or Greece.
May
28
revised How widespread was the practice of chaining slave rowers to the ships?
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May
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comment How widespread was the practice of chaining slave rowers to the ships?
And, was there any practice in Ancient Greece or Rome to cast/chain the (slave) rowers to the ship? Was not casting people to an oar or benches too expensive to rely on, even of the crew were slaves?
May
28
comment How widespread was the practice of chaining slave rowers to the ships?
Thanks. What about toilets, and what about the actual practice in the Roman Empire and Greece? I also wonder whether they were chained to the ships or detachable oars. How could they help the pasha if they were chained or were they detached while in a port?
May
28
comment In ancient Rome, did a lot of people feel guilty about owning slaves?
@Felix Goldberg 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. So at least this law less prohibited freeings but more restricted the voting rights of the freed. The other laws imposed the quotas on how many slaves a rich slaveowner could free, but allowed more freedom to a small slaveowner.
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asked How widespread was the practice of chaining slave rowers to the ships?