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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
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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.
Mar
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comment Who was the oldest recorded participant in a battle whom we know of?
@Drux I think most of them are indeed typos, and there is no possible way to reliably distinguish the typos.
Mar
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comment Who was the oldest recorded participant in a battle whom we know of?
@Drux you can always change the choice of the selected answer.
Mar
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answered Who was the oldest recorded participant in a battle whom we know of?
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comment Were there opium dens in Russia during the 19th century?
@Tom Au Russia never bordered India.
Mar
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comment Who was the oldest recorded participant in a battle whom we know of?
@DVK oh I thought he was asking about the most ancient known hero. I misinterpreted the question. Anyway, the legends and myths provide us with accounts of heroes who lived much longer than biologically possible.
Mar
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comment Who was the oldest recorded participant in a battle whom we know of?
Do you include mythical and semi-mythical heroes like Achilles, Hector, king Leonid, David, Goliath etc?
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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 Did the poor performance of the Red Army in the Winter War significantly contribute to German underestimation of the USSR's military capacity?
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revised Were China's problems in the past two centuries due to “missing out” on the industrial age?
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answered Were China's problems in the past two centuries due to “missing out” on the industrial age?
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comment Are there ways to measure “how much power did ”Russia“ lose when the Soviet Union broke up?”
@DVK As the originators of the GDI idea described, the goal was actually to make the USSR to spend more than the US so to undermine their economy. They were well aware they will not eliminate MAD.
Mar
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comment Kazakhstan and anti-capitalism in the 1990s
Any references to the sentiment? Any indication that there was any special sentiment in Kazakhstan compared to other post-Soviet states?
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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).