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comment Can the University of Bologna be considered the first university in the world?
@choster initially Bologna was not a specific institution, they even had no building. There were some students who hired the teachers. Conversely Pandidacterium from the beginning was an educational institution that hired the lecturers and gave diplomas to the graduates.
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comment Is there any country where the founder of the nation is no longer respected?
@choster I never heard that Peter is referred as "father". He was not a founder of dynasty, he is mostly known for introducing Germanic customs and moving the capital. The founder of Muscovy, the predecessor of Russian Empire was Ivan III the Great. Yeltsin was founder of modern Russian state and leader if independence of the USSR.
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comment What is the earliest reliably dated event exact to the year?
@mcb primary sources either refer to a certain calendar or refer to astronomical or geological events. If the source refers to a calendar, then astronomical events are used to translate dates in that calendar into modern calendar. It is usually impossible to make a translation formula without using astronomy, if the calendars were not used simultaniously in one place for a time.
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comment Which lost historical documents, when uncovered, led to the most substantial revisions in historiography?
What do you mean by "discovered"? Does the unclassifying the archives matter?
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comment What was the role of the Soviet Navy during WWII?
@Felix Goldberg militera.lib.ru/enc/0/djvu/enc_vov1985.djvu militera.lib.ru/enc/enc1976/sve1.djvu
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comment What was the role of the Soviet Navy during WWII?
oh lol they did of course.
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comment What was the role of the Soviet Navy during WWII?
The Soviets were allied.
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comment What explanations have been given as to why the Jews were not killed in Italy?
@Felix Goldberg I do not know about any connotations, but Wikipedia says: "The group initially praised Mussolini for his anti-communism and fascist principles, leading it to adopt the black uniform shirt of Italian fascism for a short period." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betar In shot, they considered themselves Jewish black shirts, sharing views with Italian fascist black-shirt organizations.