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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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revised Are there ways to measure “how much power did ”Russia“ lose when the Soviet Union broke up?”
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revised What were the reasons for the Renaissance / scientific revolution in Europe?
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comment How was the United States able to produce excellent tanks in 1942?
"inferior to the better, heavier, German Tiger and Panther tanks, (not to mention the Russian T-34)" - possibly this sentence should have opposite order "inferior to T-34 not to mention Panther and Tiger". T-34 was a medium tank. Panther and Tiger were heavy tanks. T-34 was much inferior to Panther and Tiger (although also much cheaper).
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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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answered Are there ways to measure “how much power did ”Russia“ lose when the Soviet Union broke up?”
Mar
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comment Did Gorbachev say that his intention was to destroy Communism?
@jwenting it is asking, not postulating what you said.
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revised Did Gorbachev say that his intention was to destroy Communism?
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comment Did Gorbachev say that his intention was to destroy Communism?
@Darek Wędrychowski I am speaking not only about Gorbachev himself, but about attitude to Perestroika in general. There were many politicians who advocated Perestroika and were thus supported by the voters. My impression is that the general attitude to Perestroika was positive till the early 1990s. It was supported among others by old party members who would not abandon ideas of Communism in any case. But they were disoriented by the state propaganda which was hiding the true nature of perestroika. And regarding Gorbachev, he became "president" after being elected by a new body "congress".
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comment Did Gorbachev say that his intention was to destroy Communism?
@Darek Wędrychowski I also remember other slogans from the epoch - that is "restoration of the workers' self-govenment" and "factories to the workers" (euphemisms for privatization), "all power to the Soviets" (a re-use of the Leninist slogan from 1917, now used as an euphemism for removal CPSU from the power). Market economy was advertised as a return to Leninist NEP which allegedly was stoped by Stalin against Lenin's will, etc.
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comment Did Gorbachev say that his intention was to destroy Communism?
@Darek Wędrychowski those who supported Perestroika because it was advertised as "return to Leninist principles" and as a "left" change. Up to the mid-1990s nobody admitted that they want to restore Capitalism. Various euphemisms were introduced. If somebody admitted it in 1980s he would be very unpopular.
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asked Did Gorbachev say that his intention was to destroy Communism?
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comment Number of bullets used in WW2
This definitely does not answer how much were used.
Mar
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revised Why was nude male art so acceptable, popular and officially supported in Germany?
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asked Did the Indo-Greeks play a crucial role in promoting Buddhism?
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