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Apr
23
comment Has there ever been an attempted military takeover of a democracy in the western world?
@Felix Goldberg he was appointed by the parliament act while the constitutional procedure was general election to convene an electoral commission (in 1943 Ryti was elected by the last, 1937 electoral commission because the elections were not conducted since 1937). Anyway, this does not matter because he already violated constitution refusing to resign as Commander in Chief after Winter War ended.
Apr
23
comment Were members of Soviet Republican Communist Parties also members of the CPSU?
Ukraine's constitutions from 1978 and from 1937: ru.wikisource.org/wiki/… worldconstitutions.ru/archives/587
Apr
23
comment Has there ever been an attempted military takeover of a democracy in the western world?
@Felix Goldberg Mannerheim got Commander in Chief in 1939 and refused to resign from this position in violation of constitution. The civil president Ryti became a figurehead with all questions decided by Mannerheim whose cult of personality developed (for example, in 1942 he was awarded a unique title of Marshal of Finland, invented specially for himself). In 1944 when Ryti resigned he became president without elections.
Apr
23
comment Were members of Soviet Republican Communist Parties also members of the CPSU?
I like this question. I also wonder whether the membership in CPSU was considered more "prestigious" and whether CPSU members could participate in the republican party congresses.
Apr
23
comment Were members of Soviet Republican Communist Parties also members of the CPSU?
The republics all HAD their own constitutions.
Apr
21
comment Can we classify holocaust as Hitler's war time strategic mistake?
@Nathan Cooper the Nazis planned the Holocaust from the beginning, just had to intensify it as the war was going.
Apr
21
asked Are these images from Iran-Iraq war authentic?
Apr
19
answered Can we classify holocaust as Hitler's war time strategic mistake?
Apr
18
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Apr
15
comment Are there ways to measure “how much power did ”Russia“ lose when the Soviet Union broke up?”
@T.E.D. Some other graphics: GDP, transportation toyota-club.net/files/lib/z_st/11-06-01_lib_postcris/p8.png Industrial output: toyota-club.net/files/lib/z_st/11-06-01_lib_postcris/p1.png From here: toyota-club.net/files/lib/z_st/11-06-01_lib_postcris.htm Another plot (GDP per captia for USSR/Russia, China, Brzil, India): fcos.ru/userfiles/104/image/119/119-03.gif with reference to conference-board.org/data
Apr
15
comment Are there ways to measure “how much power did ”Russia“ lose when the Soviet Union broke up?”
@T.E.D. you can also find many useful graphics here: pavelhulko.ru/?cat=13 and here: rpp.nashaucheba.ru/docs/index-102059.html
Apr
15
comment Are there ways to measure “how much power did ”Russia“ lose when the Soviet Union broke up?”
@T.E.D. I will try to find the source of the graphic, but you can find a similar graphic on the site of Andrey Illarionov, former Russian president advisor and now an opposition politician: aillarionov.livejournal.com/383615.html Note that his graphic shows ratio of the GDPs per person of Russia and the USA (USSR in red, Russia in blue).
Apr
15
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Apr
10
revised Would Korea have divided, without the influence of external powers?
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Apr
9
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Apr
8
comment Who was the first woman ruler?
he died or she died?
Apr
6
comment Have there been any notable people that have claimed that classism and not racism is the current cause of racial inequality?
Interesting idea, yet I am not totally convinced.
Apr
6
comment Does Japan have the right to have its own army or navy?
@Samuel Russell constitution is internal to Japan. But is there any treaty that forbids this?
Apr
5
comment Does Japan have the right to have its own army or navy?
Is Japan still forbidden from having army or it expired?
Apr
5
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