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Apr
15
comment Are there ways to measure “how much power did ”Russia“ lose when the Soviet Union broke up?”
@T.E.D. you can also find many useful graphics here: pavelhulko.ru/?cat=13 and here: rpp.nashaucheba.ru/docs/index-102059.html
Apr
15
comment Are there ways to measure “how much power did ”Russia“ lose when the Soviet Union broke up?”
@T.E.D. I will try to find the source of the graphic, but you can find a similar graphic on the site of Andrey Illarionov, former Russian president advisor and now an opposition politician: aillarionov.livejournal.com/383615.html Note that his graphic shows ratio of the GDPs per person of Russia and the USA (USSR in red, Russia in blue).
Apr
15
revised Are there ways to measure “how much power did ”Russia“ lose when the Soviet Union broke up?”
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Apr
10
revised Would Korea have divided, without the influence of external powers?
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Apr
9
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Apr
8
comment Who was the first woman ruler?
he died or she died?
Apr
6
comment Have there been any notable people that have claimed that classism and not racism is the current cause of racial inequality?
Interesting idea, yet I am not totally convinced.
Apr
6
comment Does Japan have the right to have its own army or navy?
@Samuel Russell constitution is internal to Japan. But is there any treaty that forbids this?
Apr
5
comment Does Japan have the right to have its own army or navy?
Is Japan still forbidden from having army or it expired?
Apr
5
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Apr
3
comment Did the poor performance of the Red Army in the Winter War significantly contribute to German underestimation of the USSR's military capacity?
@Drux you asked for scandal, there was a scandal. A relevant link telegraph.co.uk/comment/letters/3572273/…
Apr
1
comment Is this true that the Soviet Army soldiers had no helmets in the beginning of WW2?
Possibly you could improve the answer by pointing that the helmet on the picture is not the typical for WWII SSh-40 but the Adrian helmet which was mostly obsolete by the time.
Apr
1
comment Did the poor performance of the Red Army in the Winter War significantly contribute to German underestimation of the USSR's military capacity?
@Drux there were multiple scandals around Beevor, including Russian diplomatic protests. He is not a historian, he is a part of Russophobic propaganda machine.
Apr
1
revised What is the basis of Russian criticism of Antony Beevor's work?
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Apr
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comment Did the poor performance of the Red Army in the Winter War significantly contribute to German underestimation of the USSR's military capacity?
history.stackexchange.com/questions/5901/…
Apr
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comment Did the poor performance of the Red Army in the Winter War significantly contribute to German underestimation of the USSR's military capacity?
-1 for using Beevor.
Apr
1
comment Who was the oldest recorded participant in a battle whom we know of?
@DVK calculate yourself: according to Krivosheev's study about military losses of Russia in XX century wars, totally there were 34476,7 thousand people under rifle in the USSR (pre-war+mobilized) and 21107 thousand in Germany. Given the population figures for the USSR (190 million) and Germany (80 million) we can conclude that total people under rifle were 18% of population in the USSR and 26,4% of population in Germany. At any given point the both figures were lower of course. Link to the study: lib.ru/MEMUARY/1939-1945/KRIWOSHEEW/poteri.txt
Apr
1
comment Who was the oldest recorded participant in a battle whom we know of?
@Drux difference between Julian and Gregorian calendars was only 13 days. This could not affect year of birth more than by 1 (and even that only if the birthdate was between 1st and 13th January).
Mar
31
comment Who was the oldest recorded participant in a battle whom we know of?
@Darek Wędrychowski they were actually soldiers and many were killed in battles. The documents available vary but in many of them one can find the cause of death. Most of the documents are the casualties reports of the military units. For example, Drobyshev was killed in combat according the record.