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comment Historical examples of an elected absolute monarch:
@Mark C. Wallace "monarch has legitimacy and accountability" - there is generally no procedures to dispose a monarch so what the accountability you mean? Also what do you call absolute monarchies?
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Jul
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comment Which 11 countries were democratic in 1941?
@Rory the UK has all powers in inherited office of king. Calling them "democracy" is like calling Russian Empire of 1913 "democracy" because they had an elected Duma.
Jul
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Jul
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comment Why does Europe have so few skyscrapers compared to East Asia?
Many European cities were rebuilt after WWII and WWI. You cannot argue the places were already developed when skyscraper construction technology emerged.
Jul
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comment Why do minor political parties in the US receive so few votes?
@Tea Drinker see the above comment.
Jul
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comment Why do minor political parties in the US receive so few votes?
@Felix Goldberg he removed his candidacy before the elections. Those 308 votes were by those who voted before the elections started, due to personal obstacles to vote in time. In 1991 he got 6.81% - many millions (coming fourth).
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comment Have Germany and Poland ever signed a peace treaty after WWII?
@Sardathrion done.
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comment Have Germany and Poland ever signed a peace treaty after WWII?
@Voitcus can you please translate this paragraph? I do not know German.
Jul
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comment Have Germany and Poland ever signed a peace treaty after WWII?
@Sardathrion where do I say that Poland surrendered? It was Germany who surrendered.
Jul
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comment Is there any evidence that the Catholic Church slowed innovation during the Middle Ages?
@Histophile Legally Christian communities were known as sodalitates.
Jul
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comment Is there any evidence that the Catholic Church slowed innovation during the Middle Ages?
openaccess.leidenuniv.nl/bitstream/handle/1887/13780/Alikin proefschrift.pdf
Jul
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comment Is there any evidence that the Catholic Church slowed innovation during the Middle Ages?
About 200 CE Tertullian compares the meals of Christian communities with meals of various religious associations such as the collegia Saliorum and the associations for the Dionysus and Serapis cults. Tertullian also designates the religious community of the Valentinians as a society, collegium, with many members.73 Evidently, Christian communities were regarded as a sort of voluntary association, in particular as a religious cult association, both by Christians themselves and non-Christians.
Jul
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comment Is there any evidence that the Catholic Church slowed innovation during the Middle Ages?
They also elected fellow members to serve as officers and administrators of the association’s affairs. Just like other associations, the Christian congregation had a common fund containing the contributions of its members; it was used to meet the needs of its members and provide a decent burial for its members. Just as devotees of Asclepius were called Asclepiasts and those of Isis called Isiaciasts, the Christians were called Cristianoi.
Jul
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comment Is there any evidence that the Catholic Church slowed innovation during the Middle Ages?
@Histophile "To the casual observer in the Roman world, Christian communities in the cities throughout the Roman Empire looked like voluntary associations, of which there were so many during that time. Just like these associations, Christian communities held periodical gatherings; they had their own ritual initiation, rules of conduct and requirements for membership. During their meetings Christians held a meal that involved the recitation of prayers and drinking of wine; they listened to speeches; they prayed and sang hymns.
Jul
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comment Have Germany and Poland ever signed a peace treaty after WWII?
@Voitcus source? They of course could take some responsibility for German external treaties afterwards, like Russian Federation for the USSR.
Jul
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answered Have Germany and Poland ever signed a peace treaty after WWII?
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