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revised Recognition of Palestine?
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comment Disappearance and reappearance of helmets in European armies circa 1600 to 1900
I can answer this but it is closed. The main reason for helmlet return was protection from artillery shrapnel. WWI and WWII helmlets cannon protect from bullets, entirely. But they well protect from shrapnel from shelling which greatly minimizes the casualties.
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comment What is the historical evidence behind the claim that the Soviet armies perpetrated mass rapes during their stay in Germany?
@Felix Goldberg I see only one argument here: there were units in the Red Army who previously fought in the SS. I do not buy this argument entirely: Rodionov was a unique case, and his unit was nearly completely destructed by Germans. Even if there were any other former collaborators in the Red Army, this does not say anything about whether these people were more or less hostile to German civilians. There is no statistic.
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comment What is the historical evidence behind the claim that the Soviet armies perpetrated mass rapes during their stay in Germany?
@sds of course. But I was just referring to cases where there were recorded alleged rapes by "Russians". For example, Johr builds her statistics on 9 cases of rape by "Russians" recorded in a German hospital, without mentioning whether the people were in the uniform or not.
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comment What is the historical evidence behind the claim that the Soviet armies perpetrated mass rapes during their stay in Germany?
@Schwit Janwityanujit what exactly sources give 200000 to 1000000? Do they refer Johr?
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comment What is the historical evidence behind the claim that the Soviet armies perpetrated mass rapes during their stay in Germany?
What happened in Nemmersdorf is highly uncertain. There are arguments that it was completely staged. The Germans prepared the "evidence" several days. How one can conclude any "patterns" from it?
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comment What is the historical evidence behind the claim that the Soviet armies perpetrated mass rapes during their stay in Germany?
@Schwit Janwityanujit even Johr arrives at "110000" for Berlin. Where you got your 200000 and 1000000 figures?
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answered What is the historical evidence behind the claim that the Soviet armies perpetrated mass rapes during their stay in Germany?
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answered How did Germany produce such an impressive portfolio of officers for WW2?
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comment Were East Germans more acquiescent to Soviet domination than the rest of Eastern Europe and if so, why?
@Felix Goldberg it was less than ten years after the war, and neo-Nazi tendencies are strong to this day.
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answered Were East Germans more acquiescent to Soviet domination than the rest of Eastern Europe and if so, why?
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revised What are the scholarly opinions on the idea of the “European Civil War”?
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revised Chronology of Political Party Alignment with “Left” and “Right”
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comment English monarchs on the battlefield
May be it is not what you are looking for, but the king's brother was killed in WWII.
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comment Historical examples of an elected absolute monarch:
@Vector every head of state can be desposed with a revolution. But even after a revolution, monarchs often claim the throne (unlike other desposed leaders).
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comment Historical examples of an elected absolute monarch:
@Vector many monarchs claim that it is god rather than people who give them power. The coronation is often a religious ceremony.