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comment Is there any country where the founder of the nation is no longer respected?
@default locale Yeltsin created new independent state. Hitler did not create a new state. If the leaders of independence movements are not counted, then who is counted?
Jan
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comment Why is Thailand considered an Axis power in WWII?
many countries were dictatorships at the time. For example, I never heard even of Finland being callar "fascist". Similarly, Japan and Kuomintang China.
Jan
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comment Why is Thailand considered an Axis power in WWII?
What are the grounds to call it "fascist"?
Jan
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comment Is the USA Congress explicitly patterned after the British Parliament?
@Hermann Ingjaldsson in what Greek cities the system was similar?
Jan
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answered Why didn't the silk road run north of the Black Sea?
Jan
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answered Is the USA Congress explicitly patterned after the British Parliament?
Jan
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comment Why is Thailand considered an Axis power in WWII?
By the way, it seems that the declarations of war were void because the king's regent Pridi Banomyong refused to sign them. The queen consort Rambai Barni lived in Britain and headed the resistance movement.
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Jan
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comment Why is Thailand considered an Axis power in WWII?
but weren't they completely occupied unlike Vichy?
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comment Why is Thailand considered an Axis power in WWII?
Was not Thailand already occupied by the Japanese at the time? That is the government was a puppet one (possibly like in Denmark, China etc).
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comment What was the first supranational organization?
...and it should be also noted that the Hittites also organized a military union of their own.
Jan
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comment Can the University of Bologna be considered the first university in the world?
@astabada most of modern universities also do mot have medieval corporate structure. That's why I said that Pandidacterium more resembled a modern university than a medieval one.
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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.